Jacksonville Florida’s annual Welcome To Rockville festival brings metal, classic rock, alternative, and punk acts together downtown for two days of sweat, dirt, and good times. By mid-day Saturday two of the weekend’s stand out acts had already played, appearing on the same stages that bands like Soundgarden and Def Leppard would later grace. As Lions and Goodbye June both made the most of their short sets, bringing skill, charisma, and timeless influence onstage.
The Scooter Brown Band Impresses Opening for Charlie Daniels Band
Upon arriving at the Florida Theater to see the Charlie Daniels Band perform, I did not know there would be an opening act performing. After discovering who The Scooter Brown Band was, I ended up being more than pleasantly surprised by this new act’s bold southern rock sound and sexy yet down-home stage charisma.
When Charlie Daniels strides onstage in his silver buckled blue jeans, leather boots, and hat, it is clear that he is not like many eighty year old musicians who still occasionally limp out on stage to warble an old chart topper. He establishes himself as a presence- a presence that doesn’t give a damn about anything but the music.
Jacksonville Florida emo/punk pop trio Teen Divorce dropped their self produced debut EP Almost Heaven, late this winter, in the midst of 2017 tour leg. The record has a unique and nostalgic feel despite a fairly modern indie sound. It’s heartfelt and almost accidentally catchy. Their music is obviously genuine and I see a lot of potential in their work as they move forward through upcoming tour dates and a future full length record.
Welcome To Rockville Lineup Announced for 2017 Event
Earlier today, the long-awaited 2017 lineup announcement for Welcome To Rockville was released. This year’s featured bands include a few legendary artists and a slew of up and coming acts. Early bird tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 6th for the April 29th and 30th event at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Orlando and other Florida Dates included in Second Leg of The Getaway Tour
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have just announced the second leg of their 2017 Getaway Tour, and it includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center, as well as nights in Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami. Nearly every night on the first leg of the tour has sold out, so don’t waste your time snagging these tickets!
“Judge me now for what I do, I’m coming at ya, Nothing left to lose, So come on motherfucker”
Buoyed by that defiant proclamation, Jacksonville’s Fit For Rivals tear through the explosive “Hit Me,” the first song off of their long-awaited follow-up toSteady Damage. The new album, Freak Machine proves that good things do indeed come to those who wait, as the offering showcases the band’s diversity with a killer mix of new creations and recent favorites.
They’re one of Florida’s most successful alternative rock bands of all time and after a tremendously successful career, the Jacksonville quartet has decided to call it quits. But not until they release YELLOWCARD, their tenth album, and treat their fans to one final tour, where they wrap it all up with a show right here in Orlando.