Fenix TX: Cre.eping Out of the Past – Album Review
What is it about 2016 that has Fenix TX and other legendary punk bands putting out new material? Perhaps it is the current political climate in America, maybe it is the ice caps melting, or it could be that the message they have been spreading for years has finally become front page news?
That’s right, our favorite Canadian Pop Punk legends are on the comeback trail and fortunately, Florida rock fans will have numerous chances to check them out on their freshly announced “Don’t Call It a Sum-back Tour,”as they kick off their North American Tour with three dates right here in the Sunshine State.
Straight-forward Southern guitar rock seems to be a sadly diminishing genre these days, but this weekend, I had the chance to enjoy some sweet, bluesy rock when Atlanta’s Brother Hawk made a soulful tour stop at Will’s Pub in Orlando.
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.
Florida natives Mayday Parade impressed their fans at Orlando’s Vans Warped Tour.
The title just about sums up the experience. Despite the fact that Warped Tour has been going on for twenty years, this was my first time attending. The lineup had a few acts I wanted to see, and I was happy to see some other bands as well.
They’re probably the most successful mummified musical act from the past millennium, and RARA’s Farm was fortunate enough to carve out a few minutes from their hectic schedule to understand a bit more about these talented, mysterious musicians.
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.
“Ron Gallo is a rock and roll trio lead by a tall, big-haired weirdo of the same name.” Ron Gallo also makes some damn good, albeit a bit weird, rock ‘n roll that deserves a trip or two through your headphones.