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Yellowcard to Break-up, Say Farewell in Orlando

They’re one of Florida’s most successful alternative rock bands of all time and after a tremendously successful career, the Jacksonville quartet has decided to call it quits. But not until they release YELLOWCARD, their tenth album, and treat their fans to one final tour, where they wrap it all up with a show right here in Orlando.

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Reckless Serenade Prepare For Warped Tour

“We’re stoked to come back and hope we can see some familiar faces from Backbooth!”

The Vans Warped Tour kicks off in Dallas in just a few days. Today I had a chance to chat with guitarist Mark Neidhardt from the popular New York band Reckless Serenade for his thoughts on the tour and a few other things.

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Checking in with From Ashes To New

Between their explosive sets at Earthday Birthday and Welcome To Rockville, we had a chance to chat with From Ashes To New guitarist Branden “Boo” Kreider.

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Beebs Solo Ride

At the recent Vans Warped Tour lineup announcement celebration, we cornered Warped Tour veteran Beebs from Beebs and Her Moneymakers to see what’s going on in her life these days.

We chatted about her new album, a clean Amy Winehouse and Warped Tour advice. Interesting stuff from a talented musician.

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Fan’s Warped Tour – Lineup

While attending the Van’s Warped Tour national lineup reveal early this week, I realized how this legendary tour has truly grown into  a Fan-focused event for the dedicated, passionate members of the Warped Tour family. So, for this article, we’ll take a quick look at the “Fan’s Warped Tour.”

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Vans Warped Tour Announces Lineup in O-Town

Local rock fans were treated to a special announcement Tuesday evening when the 2016 Vans Warped Tour lineup was revealed right here in Winter Park at Full Sail University. The event, hosted by iconic promoter, Kevin Lyman, was quite the spectacle and one hell of an exciting way to reveal this year’s powerful and diverse line-up.

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Kevin Lyman with 3Oh3!’s Nathaniel Motte introducing the acts.

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July Central Florida Rock Concert Calendar


The dog days of summer for the Central Florida concert season. There are a few good shows, but they are few and far between. The Warped Tour coming through Orlando and Tampa is the highlight for sure.  The artists in bold are our recommended acts this month.

Orlando Concerts

The 07/03/14 American Authors – Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte. Talented Indie rockers are the headline band in a line-up the also includes Echosmith, A Great Big World and Ingrid Michaleson.  It’s free, too.
Thu 07/03/14 The Menzingers – The Social

Tue 07/08/14 Moe – Plaza Live Orlando

Thu 07/10/14 Gold Panda – The Social
The 07/10/14 The Bunny The Bear – Bombshells Tavern

Fri 07/11/14 Trapt – House Of Blues
Fri 07/11/14 The Supervillains – The Social
Fri 07/11/14 Chad Sugg / Rookie Of The Year – Bombshells Tavern

Sat 07/12/14 The Supervillains – The Social

Mon 07/14/14 The Dear Hunter – The Beacham

Thu 07/17/14 BobaFlex – Revival (Clermont)

Sat 07/19/14 Thomas Wynn & The Believers – The Social
Sat 07/19/14 The Lovin’ Spoonful

Sun 07/20/14 Dead Rabbits – Backbooth

Wed 07/23/14 The Fray – Hard Rock Live

Sun 07/27/14 The Vans Warped Tour – Central Florida Fairgrounds
Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Sleeper Agent, Of Mice & Men, Anberlin, Saves The Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Maine, and many many more!

Tue 07/29/14 Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson – House Of Blues

Thu 07/31/14 Dirty Heads – The Beacham. Excellent ska reggae band perfect for summer, and their opening act Pepper is just as good. Great double-booking.
Thu 07/31/14 Lou Gramm – Hard Rock Hotel. The former lead singer of Foreigner at this month’s Velvet Sessions.

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Jacksonville Concerts

Mon 07/05/14 The Supervillains – Freebird Live

Sun 07/13/14 The Dear Hunter – Jax Underbelly

Tue 07/15/14 Dave Matthews Band – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Sat 07/19/14 – Dead Rabbits – 1904

Sun 07/20/14 – American Idol Live – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sun 07/20/14 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers – Jax Underbelly

Fri 07/25/14 – John Legend – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sun 07/27/14 – Fall Out Boy / New Politics – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – It’s the Jagermeister Ultimate Summer Of Music

Wed 07/30/14 – Michael Franti, with Trevor Hall – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Soulshine Music & Yoga Tour

Thu 07/31/14 – Gavin DeGraw – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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Tampa Area Concerts

Wed 07/02/14 – The Menzingers – Orpheum

Fri 07/04/14 Damon Fowler Group – Skipper’s Smokehouse

Sat 07/05/14 Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) – England Brothers Park (Pinellas Park). It’s “Hairpalooza” where we offer a tribute to Hair Metal, with Pearcy, Winger, Great White and Slaughter
Sat 07/05/14 Moe – Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
Sat 07/05/14 Go-Go’s – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater). The “Replay America” tour offers us another fun 80’s flashback. Joining the Go-Go’s are Patty Smyth, Martha Davis and The Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes

Wed 07/09/14 Gold Panda – The Crowbar

Sat 07/12/14 Joan Jett – Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg). The timeless Queen of Punk Rock, plays after the Tampa Bay Rays game.
Sat 07/12/14 Trapt – State Theatre (St. Petersburg)

Wed 07/16/14 Dave Matthews Band – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri 07/18/14 The Black Cadillacs with Thomas Wynn & The Believers – The Crowbar

Mon 07/21/14 The Fray – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

Wed 07/23/14 KISS and Def Leppard – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri 07/25/14 The Vans Warped Tour – Vinoy Waterfront Park (st. Petersburg)
Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Sleeper Agent, Of Mice & Men, Anberlin, Saves The Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Maine, and many many more!
Fri 07/25/14 Damon Fowler Group – Skipper’s Smokehouse

Sat 07/26/14 Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Politics – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Nice triple bill.

Central Florida July Concert Calendar

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The Summer doldrums.  Not as many rocking shows in Orlando this month with the college students gone and so many outdoor festivals in Tampa and across the rest of the country, but still a few interesting shows:

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Orlando

7/3, Boston – Hard Rock Hotel – They were just a local band out of Boston…

7/6, Reel Big Fish – House of Blues. Great ska music from The West Coast, Cali style.

7/9, Best Coast – The Social. Another West Coast band, this time Surf Punk style.

7/10, Tyler Hilton – The Social. The part-time actor plays rock star this month, singing and playing guitar for us this month

7/25, Styper – House of Blues

7/27, The Toadies – House of Blues. Reunited and back on tour supporting a new album.  Make up Your Mind…

7/27, Vans Warped Tour – Central Florida Fairgrounds. This year’s festival features about 3,000 bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, All Time Low, New Found Glory and The Lost Prophets.

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Tampa Area

Lots of cool shows to pick from at the amphitheater this month!

7/4, Three Dog Night – Sutton Park Pavilion. Should be Joyous

7/11, Tyler Hilton – Orpheum.

7/13, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival – 1 800 Ask Gary Amphitheater. Headbangers special with Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax and Motorhead, plus a few others

7/17, Last Summer on Earth Tour –  1 800 Ask Gary Amphitheater. Some 90’s Bands hanging out together again under the stars: Barenaked Ladies, Cracker, Big Head Todd &the Monsters and Blues Traveler

7/18, Dave Matthews –  1 800 Ask Gary Amphitheater. Still don’t understand the appeal for this guy…

7/20, Unity Tour – 1 800 Ask Gary Amphitheater. 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Aggrolites

7/26, Toadies – State Theater (St. Pete)

7/28, KISS and Motley Crue – 1 800 Ask Gary Amphitheater. This one just reeks of fun! Might have to make the trip for this one.

7/29, Vans Warped Tour – Vinoy Waterfront Park (St. Pete).  This year’s festival features about 3,000 bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, All Time Low, New Found Glory and The Lost Prophets.

Jacksonville

7/20, Unity Tour – St. Augustine Amphitheater. 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Aggrolites

7/24, Toadies – Jack Rabbits.

7/28, Yes with Procul Harem – St. Augustine Amphitheater. Some classic Progressive rockers who have found the Fountain of Youth visit the oldest city in America. These bands may have been playing back when Ponce DeLeon was roaming these streets.

7/31, Little Feat – Florida Theater