Articles By: Jordan Raiff

98Rockfest & Godsmack Crush “The Oil Can”

98 ROCKFEST 2019 Featuring Three Days Grace and Godsmack           For the 11th 98 ‘ROCKFEST’ held in Tampa, FL on April 14th, fans got the gamut of Tampa weather experiences. Kicking off the day in the 80’s with brilliant sunshine, fans came to the free portion of the day at the outside stage of the […]

Queensryche Renders The Verdict For The First Time At The Plaza Live

All Pictures By Jordan Raiff           When Queensryche and Fates Warning (two of the top three progressive metal bands of all time ) are on the bill, you don’t expect them to hit the stage at 9pm. You don’t expect fans to line up ¾ the way around the building. You don’t expect them to […]

“A 30 year ‘Love Song’ with Tesla at the House Of Blues Orlando”

Tesla, With Voices Of Extreme and Year Of The Locust For the last few years Tesla has been playing to 30-45 minute opening sets for a lot of their tours. 2019 being the 30th Anniversary of The Great Radio Controversy, as well as the soon to be released album Shock, a warm-up slot just wouldn’t […]

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 […]