Punk rock saved my life

Andy Black sings about experiences that fans can relate to

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a piece about why I like live music. Now I want to talk about why I like music in general, but mainly in punk, metal, hardcore and alternative genres. Although I do sometimes write about different types of bands, the majority of my pieces concern artists that would gener...

Welcome to Rockville 2019

Welcome to Rockville 2019

Jason Turner, Staff

May 10, 2019

Thousands of music fans got together at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville on May 3-5 for Welcome to Rockville. Even the rain on Friday and Sunday could not stop the bands and fans from having a great time. There was a wide variety of acts this year. Most music lovers were able to find something they li...

Yes, punk rock has rules

The Interrupters at The Orpheum

Jason Turner, Staff

March 22, 2019

As Kevin Bivona, guitarist of The Interrupters (www.wearetheinterrupters.com), told people at the Orpheum on March 9, the first rule of punk is to pick people up when they fall down. The Interrupters played a sold-out show along with opening acts Masked Intruder and Rat Boy. Starting with “A Frien...

Find out what’s new and upcoming part 2

Jason Turner, Staff

February 27, 2019

It is time again to let you know about some upcoming music events. I am going to focus this update on live music. The Strawberry Festival runs from Feb. 28 to Mar. 10 this year. Perennial favorites Redhead Express and The Walker Boys will perform every day. Redhead Express plays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m....

Say goodbye to your childhood

Aimee Interrupter onstage at Warped 2018

Jason Turner, Staff

September 26, 2018

The final touring version of Warped Tour ended in West Palm Beach on Aug. 5. On Aug. 4, it made its stop in the Tampa Bay area at Mid-Florida Amphitheatre. For those who don’t know, Warped Tour has been a traveling music/lifestyle/activism festival since 1995. Kevin Lyman, the founder and organizer...

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