All of these tracks can also be heard on our new Spotify Playlist, “RARAs Crank It Loud” which is linked below.
Alternative Rock Playlists
You’ve read it here countless times. Today’s rock radio in the good old USA is kind of weak… ok, it totally sucks. There are some decent stations out there, but even those few listenable stations are rehashing the same hits from the past five decades. So, being the caring folks that we are, we have an alternative for you…
The Virginmarys Interview
The Virginmarys have created a distinctive recipe for tasty rock music with a solid base of heavy rock ‘n roll, a heaping serving of punk angst and a dash of British snarl. As they just wrapped up a tour of the United States, we asked them if they could share some of their recommendations for can’t miss food joints across the Southern United States.
Join me today, Saturday May 21st at the County Line Saloon, located in Melbourne, as I take in the fifth annual Mayfest, presented by Chris Marsh Productions. A total of eleven local bands will grace the stage, starting at 5pm with genres ranging from hard rock, to heavy metal, and whatever sound the genre-crossing MekaNism claims.
The RARA’s Farm team decided to divide and conquer this year’s two day Welcome To Rockville festival and I have to think we had the more melodic day, as we enjoyed a magnificent Saturday of excellent rock ‘n roll at the newly configured Metropolitan Park.
Australian rock band Hands Like Houses is set to release Dissonants, their third studio album, this Friday February 26th, and it’s a sweeping rock ‘n roll album worthy of attention. I love the apt title, Dissonants, a phrase that refers to two music components that don’t seem to be in harmony with each other. From a fan of innovative rock, dissonance often leads to fantastic creative music.
Southern Cal metalcore rockers Atreyu have just announced their Winter Tour, including a brief trek into Florida. This talented sextet put on a killer live show that shouldn’t be missed.
Full tour dates below:
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.
RISE AGAINST * SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS * SEVENDUST * TREMONTI * HELLYEAH * BUCKCHERRY * FLYLEAF * ALL THAT REMAINS * TRAPT * NOTHING MORE * ISLANDER * SAVING ABEL * BOBAFLEX * AVATAR * 12 STONES * MESSAGE TO VENUS * SLEEPWAVE * SOULSWITCH
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.
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