They are one of Central Florida’s most successful rock acts over the past decade, and Set It Off the Tampa quartet is putting on a special event in the Orlando area to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album. The Tampa quartet is offering local fans a killer opportunity to share in the excitement of the release for Upside Down which hits the streets on October 7th.
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…
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of seeing two exciting bands at Will’s Pub. Crowd pleasers to the sold out show were Teen Suicide and Elvis Depressedly. I was not overly familiar with the music of either band previously, so my ears were in for a new treat.
Pop-punk has always been a thing right? It didn’t start with Green Day or Blink 182. Try not to dance to The Sex Pistols, “Anarchy In the UK”, and The Clash’s “Rudy Can’t Fail”, or anything by Husker Du. It really goes back to the likes of the Kinks, who are super underrated as a proto-punk band. But in reality, who doesn’t want to dance while throwing snarky, pouty faces at endearing fans wearing safety pins in their nostrils.
On a scorching day in Orlando, we bounced around from stage to stage and took hundreds of photos. Over the past two weeks, we shared some with our Facebook fans and a few collections here on our website. If you missed any of them, here’s your chance, as we have everything linked in one convenient spot.
These guys started in Tallahassee and kicked off their fun set with an homage to their hometown with the Seminole War Chant and a nice rendition of the Tomahawk Chop. They delivered an energetic set that entertained their avid fans.
You can read Philip Snyder’s review HERE.
I remember the first time I saw Green Day a few decades back and left the show knowing that I had witnessed something special. I also realized that the distinctive music they delivered was a fresh and welcome new take on punk rock. Friday night in Orlando, I had the same feeling, watching SWMRS, four talented Oakland, California punks deliver a fiery 45 minute set.
You just have to love the chorus to “Avoiding Boys,” the bodacious new single from ROMP.
“I don’t care what you might say,
This is gonna be a great fucking day”