Articles By: Christine Stone

A Sunday Surprise With Julien-K at the Orpheum

It isn’t very often that an opener outshines the rest of the bill, but on Sunday night at the Orpheum, this rarity happened once again. Julien-K, out on tour with Jonathan Davis, and the Birthday Massacre, definitely picked up some new fans on Sunday Night at Ybor City’s Orpheum.  Don’t get me wrong, Jonathan Davis […]

A Summer Night with Journey and The Doobie Brothers

Journey and The Doobie Brothers made a stop at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday night.  Fans were rocking down the highway, I-4, and the scene looked straight out of 1982. Unless you were hanging out under a rock in the 1970’s and 80’s, you have to be familiar with both The Doobie Brothers […]

All the Bells and Whistles with Aranda

with Travis Failey For many years now, I have been going to concerts at the usual locations: small clubs, arenas, and stadiums to name a few. A new venue would be checked off my concert resume as Aranda performed a full length set to close out the Florida State Fair on Monday night. The Aranda […]

Nothing More Breaks Out

  Nothing More played in front of a packed house at the State Theatre in Saint Petersburg during its Monster Energy Outbreak Tour stop on Wednesday night. Rocket Sports and Entertainment, specifically this author, has been following Nothing More since their sparsely attended appearance at Rockville in Jacksonville in 2013. That first show was unforgettable […]

Periphery, Nothing More, Wovenwar & Thank You Scientist

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 […]

The Halestorm of 2015

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, […]

Happy Birthday to Us! 3 Years Hollow, Islander, Gemini Syndrome, and Nonpoint at the State Theatre in St. Pete

3 Years Hollow, Islander, Gemini Syndrome, and Nonpoint performed at the State Theatre in St. Pete on November 12, 2014 and provided the bang for your buck that their fans expected. 3 Years Hollow took the dimly-lit stage at 8:30 and got the crowd primed for the show by playing a solid set of their […]

Saint Petersburg is Spike City

   Saint Petersburg, Fla.–  The AVP St. Petersburg Open returned for the second straight year and was held on May 29 through June 1, 2014.  The weekend brought hot, but otherwise beautiful Florida weather.  A welcomed breeze came in from the Bay on Sunday, bringing some relief to the players and fans.  Speaking of fans, […]

No Sleep For A Wicked Monster

No Sleep For A Wicked Monster

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, […]