Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

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

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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

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  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

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  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 […]

California Thrash

GARY HOLT - SLAYER (photo by WILL OGBURN)

  Slayer with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus – November 21st 2014, Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida Back in June I was spending a few days at the happiest place on earth with my family. My wife, my 14 year old son, my mom and my aunt and cousins who were visiting from New York, were […]

You Ott to be Listening

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  Music can get stale, pop music is always boring and finding new music we love is like finding a sober kid at a frat party, but lucky for you I’m here to give you a few songs that will fill your ears with joy and happiness. I tried to put something on the list […]

A Different State of Sevendust

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  Sevendust showed their “softer” side when they came to St. Petersburg for their fall acoustic tour to promote their latest album, Time Travelers & Bonfires. Although the overall tones of the songs were changed, the passion was still evident. Combined with the crowd interaction throughout the set, the performance had an intimate feel inside […]

The Halestorm of 2015

(photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

With Travis Failey   The Storm of 2015 came early as Halestorm reigned over the House of Blues in Orlando on Sunday night.  Halestorm rocked the House as they took a break from recording the follow-up to their 2012 breakout release in The Strange Case of…  This will be the third studio album for Halestorm, […]