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New Music From Five Finger Death Punch

Sham Pain – FFDP

Our esteemed panel of experts, The Union of Dunces is back to take a listen to the new single from Five Finger Death Punch. Lead singer Ivan Moody has been through a ton of crap the past few years, primarily around his addiction problems. It almost broke the band apart, but here they are with new music, as they tour the country. We’ll let our panel decide whether it was worth the wait…

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FFDP, Shinedown, SIXX A.M. Announce Orlando Show

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SHINEDOWN with special guests SIXX:A.M. and AS LIONS add Orlando to their current tour with a stop at Amway Center on December 8th. 

Read from the press release below

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Welcome To Rockville: Day Two

Myself and another RARAs Farm contributor were going to cover Welcome To Rockville 2016 (day two), but he had a last minute emergency, so I unexpectedly found myself with an extra media pass to Sunday’s event at the world’s loudest rock festival.

Sick Puppies - Welcome To Rockville

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Welcome To Rockville Line-Up Announced

The World’s Loudest Month kicks off on April 30th at Jacksonville’s first rate hard rock festival, Welcome To Rockville. The lineup for the weekend event, announced today is headlined by iconic artists Disturbed, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and A Day To Remember. (Click more to see the full lineup)

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Earthday Birthday 22 Recap


WJRR’s Earthday Birthday Rocks Orlando

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Welcome to Rockville day one and Earthday Birthday 22 happened on the same day this year. So the dilemma for Central Florida rock enthusiasts was which show to go to. The obvious answer is EDBD followed by day two of Rockville, but that wasn’t an option for everyone, myself included. EDBD was held this year at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, and there was ample, but not free, parking.

I got there about an hour before the gates opened and joined the line, and overheard conversations about how lame the lineup was this year. If you heard this, and decided not to go, or abandoned Orlando’s only rock station’s annual festival in favor of Jacksonville’s little show, I’m here to tell you that you might have been mistaken. Every band I saw from 11 a.m., to Five Finger Death Punch, who closed the show around midnight, was awesome!

There were two main stages, the Bud Light Stage, at the northern end of the fairgrounds, and the Full Sail Stage at the south end. There was also an acoustic stage nestled in amongst the many great art vendors in the Mel’s Bad Girls Club Art Walk, featuring some local groups who were winners of a “battle of the bands” competition put on by WJRR, including hometown favorite Leaving Haven. There was also a midway with carnival rides, a BMX stunt show, wrestling ring, body painting, and tons of vendors giving away free swag, while selling their products and services.

Each stage packed enough speakers that people could hear all the great music easily while they took in everything the festival had to offer. Truth be told, I had a hard time finding someplace quiet to make a phone call, which ended up being near the centrally located restrooms. One of the only downsides to the whole thing was that it was hot, but thanks to Red Bull, there were large tents where anyone could sit down and get some relief from the sun.


So which acts helped me choose Earthday Birthday 22 over Welcome to Rockville, or staying home trolling the internet? Five Finger Death Punch, of course; I could do a whole story on their set alone, but there will be more articles to come this week breaking down their show, as well as Rise Against, Buckcherry, and All That Remains.

Which groups am I really glad I saw, that I might not otherwise have given a second thought to? Message to Venus, watch for my interview with them later, SoulSwitch, and Bobaflex, but every band I saw rocked!

What would I have done differently? I would have brought chargers for my phone and camera. My camera died shooting Slash’s set, my phone died shortly after, I had to pay to get my phone charged. Afterwards, I found a bunch of empty electrical outlets near an ATM. I also would bring some merch to get signed. Since I was worried about missing any music, I didn’t figure I would have time to do so. But since the music could be heard everywhere, I realize now this wouldn’t be a problem.

WJRR put together one hell of a show, the on air personalities made it a point to interact with the audience in every way possible, the staff was great, quickly responding to any incidents, as well as offering a squirt of ice cold water to whoever they could get to. I highly recommend you attend Earthday Birthday when it rolls around next year, also check out the articles I post about the event later for a deeper look into the bands as I saw them, and don’t forget to like RARAs Farm on Facebook where we will be posting exclusive concert photos.

Earthday Birthday Roars Into Orlando


WJRR Brings Killer Rock Festival Back To Orlando

WJRR’s annual celebration of rock ‘n roll is about to storm back into Orlando, and as the renowned festival turns 22, it’s as powerful and enticing as it’s ever been.

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For a locally produced festival, Earthday Birthday always boasts an amazingly stacked line-up of hard rock stalwarts, and usually delivers a nice mix of classic rockers and fresh new faces on the scene. This year is no different, with a lineup that features hard rock legends Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Slash with Myles Kennedy, Sevendust, and also offers up-and-coming acts like Nothing More and Soulswitch.

Earthday Birthday is a can’t miss event for local rock fans. The festival takes over the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 25th, and are a fantastic bargain at $59. You can also check the following link for option to but service fee free tix an area locations: EDBD 22 Tickets.

Aside from the music, the festival also has a few other cool touches.  Rides at the Al Capone Cigarillos Midway, Mel’s Bad Girls Club Art Walk, Kickstart by Mountain Dew BMX Demos, Professional Wrestling from I Believe in Wrestling, a vendor village and over 20 local charities. All good stuff for sure, but this event is all about the music, and it’s a line-up tailor made for rock and roll animals, like us!

101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 will feature twenty bands spread across 20 stages, including something for anyone who appreciates their rock music delivered loud and hard.

Full Line-Up

We’ll have our six can’t miss bands in the next few days, as well as additional coverage and photos before, during and after the event.

Rock On!

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Jacksonville is About to Become Rockville

Welcome To Rockville, Florida!

Florida rock fans are in for a tremendous rock ‘n roll experience this April, when The Welcome To Rockville Festival comes storming through the city previously known as Jacksonville.

The festival boasts one of the best hard rock line-ups in the country (see the bands below) with an all-star line-up of diverse hard-rocking acts coming to Metropolita Park on April 26th and 27th.  Avenged Sevenfold and Korn are the featured headliners on their respective evenings, but they have plenty of impressive company throughout the two days.

The Saturday line-up features two veteran hard rock acts near and dear to our heart, Motorhead and The Cult, as well as two acts featured in our 2013 Albums of the Year edition, Avenged Sevenfold and our featured act of Day 1, Volbeat.  Aside from those four powerhouse acts, we highly recommend checking out Sacramento rockers Middle Class Rut, a dynamic dup who always put on a great show.

Day 2, Sunday the 27th offers another killer day of rock, with an even more impressive line-up.  Korn, Staind, Rob Zombie, Theory of A Deadman and our featured act of Day 2, Five Finger Death Punch are the highlights, but there’s plenty more.  Seether is a great live act, and RARA’s Farm favorite Sick Puppies are another act to catch.

Of the thirty plus bands invading Jacksonville for this huge event, our “Can’t Miss Artist” of the festival is Nothing More.  This quartet from Texas are an extremely promising band and a blast to watch. Their explosive rock is creative and distinctive and their stage show is absolutely fantastic.

Check out the full line-up here: Welcome To Rockville Artists

The Metropolitan Park venue is one very familiar to RARA’s Farm and one of the best festival grounds in the state.

Tickets are on sale now.

Here are the RARA’s Farm favorites in the line-up:


Avenged Sevenfold
The Cult
Hell Yeah
Adelitas Way
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Rev Theory
We As Human
Smile Empty Soul
Devour the Day

Five Finger Death Punch
Rob Zombie
Theory of a Deadman
Black Stone Cherry
Sick Puppies
Nothing More
Lacuna Coil
Twelve Foot Ninjas
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Rock On!