Rockville moves to Daytona

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, one of many bands set to perform at Welcome to Rockville 2020.

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

This year marks significant changes for Welcome to Rockville. The tenth year of the festival brings a change that has surprised many, as Danny Wimmer Presents announced that the festival is moving from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach; the event will take place from May 8 through May 10. In the past...

Find out what’s new and upcoming part 3

Cast members of Hierarchy of Fish

Jason Turner, Staff

November 6, 2019

There are a lot of events coming to Tampa Bay in the next few months. Here are a few of them. Nov. 7 Ruth Eckerd Hall Alice Cooper is returning for his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour. Expect to see a lot of theatrics, including possible beheadings and monsters on stage. Cooper just releas...

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...

Vic Fuentes and Living the Dream Foundation make dreams come true

Vic Fuentes of Living the Dream Foundation

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

The Living the Dream Foundation (LTDF) recently announced Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes as their CEO and co-chairman. The organization was established in 2007 by Scottie Somers to create #DreamDay experiences for children and young adults fighting life-threatening diseases. Experiences may include meet...

Disrupt your life next week

Disrupt your life next week

Jason Turner, Staff

June 20, 2019

June 26 is the day. Come to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for the inaugural Disrupt Festival. Get there early so you can see Hyro the Hero. Set times can be found here. I will be there, so come say hello and tell me what you think. Here is more information: DISRUPT FESTIVAL Kicks Off This Friday, June 21st   With Pe...

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...

There’s a new festival in town

Andy Black is one of the acts to perform at DISRUPT.

Jason Turner, Staff

March 26, 2019

Get ready to be disrupted by a new traveling festival. This summer marks the beginning of The Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival. There are 25 dates for the festival, which comes to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 26. Tickets go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. According to their website...

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...

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...

Warped tour offers something for everyone

Andy Black performing at Warped

Jason Turner, Staff

October 23, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, the Warped Tour came to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Since 1995, the Warped Tour has been bringing new and classic punk, metal, rap, and alternative music to the masses all over North America. This year was no exception. This year’s Warped Tour hosted a diverse lineup on...

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