Archive for the ‘Music’ Category


Chester Bennington - LINKIN PARK (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

JJ Jackson Says: Back in the 1990s, when my voice was falsetto and my face was naked, I promised myself I wouldn’t be that guy. You know what guy I am talking about. The guy that swears the music from his time was superior to all others, especially in comparison to modern music. I remember […]

Eyes Set To Kill & Scare Don’t Fear = A Surprise at the State

ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

    Scare Don’t Fear and Eyes Set to Kill have been making their way across the country on the Little Liar Tour and on Saturday night, they made their way to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Initially, I wasn’t sure about covering these two bands because I hadn’t heard much from them […]

Rockstar Energy Drink: Uproar Festival 2014

CHACHI RIOT - POP EVIL (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

    The 2014 version of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Tour stormed into the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa on Saturday. This year’s tour consisted of up and coming bands like Sons of Revelry and established hitmakers in Godsmack and Seether. The festival stage promptly opened at 2:25pm with the “Battle of the […]

A Wall of Sound and Nails

Trent Reznor NINE INCH NAILS (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Coheadliners Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails & Chris Cornell and Soundgarden rock in Tampa one for the ages

Carnivores Rock A Diamond

Chester Bennington - LINKIN PARK (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

    The Carnivores Tour:  A show for all ages came to Legends/George A. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.  Three well known and very successful bands,  A Fire Inside (“AFI”), 30 Seconds To Mars and Linkin Park provided their fans with a memorable performance under the sun, moon and stars  on a field known more for Hall […]

Wet and Warped

A Skylit Drive by Nathaniel Bell

    The annual Vans Warped Tour washed into Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on Friday and brought with it something for everyone, especially camaraderie and individuality. This is what makes the Warped Tour so special. I had been looking forward to this tour and this might seem strange to those who know me and […]

Spandex, Hairspray and Ass-Kicking Rock-n-Roll

(photo by Chris Zambello / Rockshot Live)

  Steel Panther and Future Villains, House of Blues, Orlando FL May 13th 2014 Steel Panther rolled into Downtown Disney’s House of Blues in May and quickly reminded a packed house of what it was like being in a rock band in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Steel Panther’s look may take us back to […]

At the Pound with The Winery Dogs

(photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

  Largo, Fla.–Admit it. We all have expectations when we go to concerts. Some meet them. Some don’t. Then there are the rare occasions when a show exceeds, or should I say, blows away your expectations. This was the case Thursday night at the Largo Cultural Center. The Winery Dogs were in town to support […]

Church of Doom 

Carla Harvey, Bucther Babies (photo by Travis Failey / RSEN)

  Revolver Golden Gods Tour: Black Label Society, The Devil You Know and the Butcher Babies The Orlando chapter of the Black Label Society gathered together Wednesday night in Orlando at the House of Blues for mass services. Only this was no ordinary house of worship. The House of Blues rapidly became the Black Label […]

No Sleep For A Wicked Monster

Butcher Babies 01

Rockville 2014 was off  the stage! Heidi Shepherd, Butcher Babies (photo by Chris Zambello Rockshot Live) Jacksonville, Fla. — After a great day of music on Saturday, there wasn’t any time for recovery as Monster Energy’s Fourth Annual Rockville Music Festival kicked off at noon on Sunday.  The weather was a 10: warm, partly cloudy, […]