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Hyro the Hero disrupts mainstream rap

Hyro the Hero disrupts mainstream rap

Jason Turner, Staff

May 11, 2019

Hyro the Hero says you should rock with him and his band because they have an “extreme, dope message about waking up the people.” At Welcome to Rockville, he and his band spoke with the Hawkeye about themselves and what is coming next for them. Hyro the Hero is a rapper backed by a rock band t...

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

Yes, punk rock has rules

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....

You may find your new best friend

Jason Turner, Staff

July 4, 2018

When writing some recent stories, I got to thinking about live music. Festival season is about to begin with Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville. This is the last year for the Warped Tour as we know it. Slayer announced this will be their farewell tour. Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling are teaming up to presen...

Welcome to Rockville to return

Welcome to Rockville to return

Jason Turner, Staff

November 21, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but the 2018 summer festival season is already being planned. On Nov. 6, the lineup for Welcome to Rockville was announced. Welcome to Rockville is considered by many to be the beginning of the summer festival circuit. It takes place in Jacksonville on the final weekend...

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