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At the Capital With Mr. Big

Paul Gilbert redo labeled

  The year was 1988, and hard rock was at its peak. Bands like Aerosmith, Motley Crue, and the Scorpions were being played everywhere. From radio stations to MTV to Friday Night Videos, the rock sound and the scene were everywhere. Van Halen, with a new veteran front person in Sammy Hagar, was picking up […]

VIDEO: Interview with Andrew WK



With Liberty and Ska for All

John Christianson

  “What exactly is ska?” I wondered as I researched for this Tuesday’s show several weeks ago. Two big-time groups, Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake, were getting some serious billing for their show at Downtown Disney. Less Than Jake was even streaming the show live on Yahoo. I’d always assumed that ska groups […]

My Camera and I Survived Andrew W.K.


“Hell of a show to forget my earplugs,” I said to the curly-haired man working the merch table hidden away in the back. My ears were already pounding from the first two openers, so I sought refuge in the catacombs of the venue. “Bummer man. You want mine? I got an extra pair,” he said. […]

Hunting Season Starts in Orlando

(photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

  Orlando, Fla. – – The Hunting Party North American Tour is underway. Linkin Park, Rise Against, and Of Mice and Men took to the stage in the Sunshine State on Thursday night in Orlando. This tour may catapult Linkin Park into the category of timeless bands. During a press conference, Linkin Park front-man Chester […]

Periphery, Nothing More, Wovenwar & Thank You Scientist

Jonny Hawkins Nothing More (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Thank You Scientist, Wovenwar, Nothing More, and Periphery rocked The Orpheum in Ybor City on January 13, 2015. The two-story venue was dimly lit and packed wall-to-wall with fans of all ages. We walked up to the venue at 7 pm and Thank You Scientist was already on the stage. While waiting in line, we […]

Down by the ocean…

Matt Kramer - Saigon Kick (Travis Failey / RSEN)

    Saigon Kick with Pitbull Toddler and Save the Radio – December 27th, State Theater, St Petersburg OK, not exactly the ocean, but Saigon Kick returned yet again to the waters of Tampa Bay; downtown St. Petersburg at the State Theater for the second time in just under two years. With nothing new to […]

A Fozzy Good Time


  Fozzy, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Shaman’s Harvest At The Orlando House Of Blues. Through the first few shows that I have covered at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, the crowds have been very different Looking around before the Fozzy, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Shaman’s Harvest show, I observed early on that this […]

Dunedin Holiday Parade a Hit

Rick Sassone driving a Jeep Wrangler from Xteme Jeep. The Hockey Hottie is along for the ride and they are both looking for Eddie. Of course it's the one and only Eddie Michels who is a Rocket Sports & Entertainment baseball correspondent but also the chairman of the Dunedin Children's Christmas Fund. (photo by JIM GOINS / JIM GOINS PHOTOGRAPHY INC.)

Dunedin, Fla. – Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network would like extend a thank you to the partners this weekend for participation in the City of Dunedin’s annual holiday parade.   Xtreme Jeep, “Tampa’s Only Jeep Specialist”  provided the jeep in the above photo.   Famous Pizza, with two bay area locations chipped in by giving […]

A Black Veil Bash


  Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Set It Off, Drama Club at the Orlando House of Blues Walking into Downtown Disney, I could see the line from the parking lot; it looked like a Halloween party was about to start on the water taxi. Everyone in line was wearing elaborate makeup, dyed hair, and […]