Articles By: Jordan Raiff

An Evening with Dave Siegal

Jordan Raiff:                                       Dave Siegel first and foremost, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us here at Rocket Sports and Entertainment Network. With recording a new special at the Tampa Improv, features on Sirius XM, and being contributing writer at CNN as well as a father, I know you’ve got a lot on […]

PBX/Orange Amplifiers Guitar Summit & Playback: Independent Music Expo

PBX/Orange Amplifiers Guitar Summit 8DEC2018 at Replay Guitar Exchange Tampa, FL With some of the biggest names in guitar and bass coming to town, Replay Guitar Exchange was the host for the opening date of the ‘PBX/Orange Amplifiers Guitar Summit’. With Orange providing a “Rockerverb 50 MKIII” head, hooked up to their “PPC412AD” cab; as […]

Doyle Crushes Crowbar on the As We Die World Abomination Tour

   Doyle With Jetter, The Prosecution, and Switchblade Villain “‘Dark Gods Arise’ ‘AS WE DIE World Abomination Tour’ comes to Tampa ” Warm and humid inside and out; sticky floors; amps turned up to 11;graffiti in the bathrooms; small stage lights…..yep it’s another metal show in Tampa. This time Crowbar in the historic section of […]

Getting G Eazy With It At ‘The Endless Summer’ Tour

G-Eazy With P-Lo, YBN Nahmir, MurdaBeatz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Uzi Vert ‘Pray For Me’ As ‘The Endless Summer’ Tour Winds Down”              Normally in early September the air in the Tampa area is thick with humidity unless it’s already raining. Tonight was no different, but the emotions after the announcement of the untimely […]

Mr. SawBladehead and Queensryche’s Casey Grillo unveil the “Lotus”

Queensryche and Sawbladehead Designs With Casey Grillo, Todd La Torre, and Shawn Lowery “Presenting ‘Lotus’ before ‘Crazy World Tour’”              One of the biggest parts of any tour is the presentation on stage. Everything from the lights, to the microphone stands, the clothing worn on stage, and the props help set the stage for the […]

“Performing from the Shadows” with Lindsey Stirling & Evanescence

             One of the biggest pieces for any tour are the moving pieces. The sets, the instruments, the backup musicians, and if applicable, dancers. Lindsey Sterling and Evanescence solved many of these problems with one simple answer. Use locals. Featuring people from across the Tampa Bay area, they took over MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on […]

“Keeping it Real Rich” with the Wiz in Tampa

  Wiz Khalifa With OT Genasis, Lil Skies, and Rae Sremmurd “Keeping it Real Rich”  “How is it raining and sunny at the same time??” was the question that greeted fans for the “Dazed and Blazed” tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL on August 16th.  The lineup brought Wiz Khalifa, Rae […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates with Train and Kandace Springs

         With over 40 million records sold, seven platinum records, six number one hits, and over 45 years performing together, Daryl Hall & John Oates have truly been there and done that. This time around, with Train along to join them. With multiple platinum albums, Grammy awards, and songs that have become […]

Country Legend Alan Jackson At The Amphitheatre

              With over 100 million albums sold, over four decades playing to legions of fans, and numerous tours under their belts, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack are not new faces to country music. Their music has become a part of American culture, transcending Country music with great success that few are ever able […]

The G3 Tour Surfs into the Mahaffey Theatre

G3 With Phil Collen, John Petrucci, and Joe Satriani Mahaffey Theater 3 February 2017              With over 10 million albums sold, 15 Grammy nominations, and pupils such as Kevin Cadogan, Steve Vai, and Kirk Hammett, it’s safe to say Joe Satriani not only is an amazing musician, but he knows talent when he sees it. […]