What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been
Shortly after Grateful Dead’s legendary Fare Thee Well Tour wrapped up at Chicago’s Soldier Field, John Mayer reached out to Bob Weir and started a new friendship that ultimately led to the formation of Dead and Company. The band has toured intermittently and finally scheduled Orlando on their 2017 Fall Tour with a stop at Amway Center.
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Moody Blues Orlando Show Review – CFE Arena
On a chilly Philadelphia night on November 20, 1981 my life changed. Along with a childhood friend, I made my first trek to the aging Spectrum where we caught The Moody Blues on their Long Distance Voyager Tour – my first rock ‘n roll concert. Struck by the magnificence of live rock ‘n roll, I’ve probably seen 1,000 bands since that fateful night, as the Moody Blues sparked a flame in me that still burns strong today.
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Fit For A King – Backbooth Orlando 11/29/17
Solid State metalcore band Fit For A King took the stage at Backbooth last Wednesday for a sold out, and sweaty show.
Packed to the rafters, metal heads were out in full force to mosh and crowd surf their way through a passionate performance by the Tyler, Texas quartet.
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Iron Maiden – Book of Souls Tour Tampa
As a twenty-year-old college DJ, I got my first taste of a hellacious British act that was the perfect fit for my late night heavy metal show. “Two Minutes to Midnight” was my first Iron Maiden go-to record, but there were plenty of other songs from the prolific UK quintet pouring through my headphones over the ensuing late nights cramped in my cozy booth. In the decades that passed, I never saw the iconic band live, but on a dreary Sunday night in Tampa, that all changed.
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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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Kansas St Augustine Show Review
It was clear that Kansas was opening for and not co-headlining with Foreigner at their late winter 2017 St Augustine tour stop. Despite that, they delivered a defining performance, showing that their music is more important than any gimmick or specific lineup.
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Show Review: Foreigner St Augustine Amphitheatre
Foreigner has always been a band that pushed boundaries and embraced gimmicky sex appeal. 40 years later, on an anniversary tour most bands from their genre never made it to, they stayed true to form. We were treated to nearly painted on skinny jeans, mic stands and drum sticks thrown high, and a great light show.
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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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