Mike Peters and The Alarm Deliver a Legendary Show
Any frequent visitors to RarasFarm realize that I am a huge Mike Peters fan. Strength is in my Top 25 albums ever, “Walk Forever By My Side” was my wedding song, and a fortuitous meeting at a Warped Tour event led to my favorite interview ever… with the endearing, compassionate front man from The Alarm.
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August 16th at The Social in Orlando
We caught the recent show from The Alarm, featuring a great night of music from Mike Peters and his new band. The review will follow soon, but here are a few photos to whet your appetite.
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California Quartet has a Bright Future
If you read my Welcome To Rockville recap, you already know that I was quite impressed with Southern California’s Joyous Wolf. The quartet is an infectious new band just oozing with talent, and they capitalized on the sweet opportunity to play in front of the sizable Rockville crowd by delivering a passionate and energetic set that left everyone in attendance impressed.
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Dave Grohl and Crew Fill Spectacular Set With Plenty of Surprises
I am an unabashed Foo Fighters fan. In my estimation, Dave Grohl and crew are one of the Top 10 rock bands on the planet and they were about to close out a Welcome To Rockville for the ages.
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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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