Panic! At the Disco – Orlando Show Review
Panic! at the Disco, a band which has increased in popularity since the early 2000s, filled Amway Center with thousands of excited fans Friday night. Opening for the band was Saint Motel, who brought an Indie pop vibe to the concert, and MisterWives, who performed both original and cover songs.
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These days, there are a crapload of classic rock bands who are a mockery of their former selves. There are countless bands out on the road, prostituting their name on a pure money grab, often touring without any original members. I was afraid I’d be in for more of the same when The Wailers played Velvet Sessions this week. I was totally wrong. The Wailers today are closely connected to the Wailers of 5 decades ago. They are reggae’s first family and on this sumptuous night, they delivered a legendary show for a sweaty, pulsating crowd at the cozy Hard Rock Hotel venue.
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City and Colour Show Review
On this chilly Tuesday evening, I warmed up at the Beacham to tunes by City and Colour. Having been a fan of theirs for years but never seeing them live, this was an ultimate treat.
The band started off with a few new songs to get the audience together. Dallas Green, jumping in immediately from one song to another, is relentless with his vocal talent. His smooth angelic voice floats across the airwaves to excite the crowd while the band supports that notion.
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A fun interview with Terry Clark of Carbon Leaf
I caught up with Carbon Leaf’s Terry Clark before the band’s recent show at a packed Social in downtown Orlando. As the band was preparing to embark on yet another Rock Boat excursion, we had a chance for a quick fun interview with the gregarious guitarist.
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The Trews Photo Gallery – Social, Orlando
Knowing I was headed out to review Carbon Leaf last week, a trusted friend made it clear that I needed to get to The Social early to catch The Trews. The Canadien quartet have been making compelling music for two decades yet had somehow failed to really hit my radar. Now that I have had a chance to catch them live, I realize that I’ve got some catching up to do. This band is damn good.
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Show Review: Emo Night Orlando
So this group of emo kids walks into a bar, then another, then more, and even more after that. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but what actually happened at The Social in downtown Orlando, until it was packed to capacity on February 4th.
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Carbon Leaf Show Review: The Social, Orlando FL
On Thursday night, Orlando’s Social became headquarters for the near annual Carbon Leaf family outing. When this Richmond quintet comes to town, their loyal fans ooze through the woodwork and fill the cozy Social for a night of familiar and comfortable rock ‘n roll. This year’s visit was highlighted by stellar musicianship, familiar indie rock hits and a few nicely timed surprises.
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When I first heard Stephen Kellogg’s masterful Blunderstone Rookery in 2013, I quickly realized he was an artist I needed to see in concert. I was new to the music of Kellogg , but immediately impressed by his distinctive music and purposeful lyrics. Unfortunaately, the stars never aligned and he lingered near the top of my must-see list for a few years. Earlier this week, at the cozy Social in Orlando, I finally had the chance to catch him live, and it was well worth the wait.
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