Toadies brought their Southern Gothic, twisted purple of punk rock to Tampa this past Sunday evening to a packed house in the beautiful Ritz Ybor in Ybor City. Toadies have always impressed me with their live shows. This was the third time I have seen the band, once in ’95 opening for the likes of Bush, and Hole, and once on the Summerland Tour with Everclear. I will say out loud that Toadies have stood the test of time better, with better songwriting, than all three of those bands. Not because I don’t like those other bands, but because Toadies have always been a little off kilter with an original Texas sound all their own. I have always said that there is a layer of ‘boogie’ underneath all those sour notes and jaded stories, as if ZZ Top and Buzzcocks birthed a band.
I went down to the wonderful Orpheum Theater in beautiful Ybor City, Tampa, I really do think that the Orpheum is one of the best venues in all of Tampa. I generally get there a little early, but not too early, because I don’t like waiting, but I like to see the opening acts.
Mumford & Sons Announce Tour Stops in Orlando, Tampa and Miami
For the first time in four years, Floridians have a chance to catch Mumford & Sons in The Sunshine State. The acclaimed alt-rockers have just announced a mini tour through the state with shows in Orlando, Tampa and Miami.
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.
Song of the Day: Four Star Riot – Beautiful Soul
It’s always exciting to stumble across excellent new rock and learn that the artist is from right here in the Sunshine State. Clearwater’s Four Star Riot released their sumptuous new single”Beautiful Soul” this past weekend and it’s a treat for our ears. The song is old school rock featuring soaring vocals, sharp hooks and effortless guitar riffs.
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!
Set It Off Album Release Event
Full Sail University
Set It Off, one of the hottest acts on the pop rock scene, returned to their home state and delivered a memorable evening for area fans. The Tampa artists delivered a fun-filled spectacle at Full Sail University in Winter Park. The Set It Off album release event was a celebration of the upcoming release of their evocative third studio album Upside Down.
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.