Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Gasparilla Music Festival Celebrates Year 10

The Gasparilla Music Festival Presented by Coppertail Brewing celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend in Downtown Tampa. The festival took place at Citrus Hixon Park and Kiley Gardens. Unlike years past, the festival was held in October instead of the usual March dates. There was also the addition of Friday, making it a 3 day […]

The Dead Daisies In Full Bloom at Jannus Live

The Dead Daisies brought their ‘Like No Other – US Tour 2021’ to Janus Live in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, September 25thin support of their latest studio release ‘Holy Ground’ from earlier this year.  Also on the bill was The Black Moods and metal comedian extraordinaire Don Jamieson. I had purposefully gone into this […]

Judas Priest Celebrates its 50th at “Warlando” in Orlando

The Warlando Metal Festival featuring the legendary Judas Priest as the headliner thundered into the Orlando Amphitheater on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. With a stacked lineup that would make any metal head quiver with anticipation, I was giddy once I found out I was headed to cover the festival. Judas Priest was touring in support […]

REO Speedwagon Continues to Roll With The Changes

REO Speedwagon rolled into town for a near sold out performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 21, 2021. Fans were treated to a night of rocking remembrance as the band touched upon several of their releases and of course played their still to this day radio popular anthemic hits. Surprisingly for as much as […]

Zebra Shows Their Stripes and Their Chops In Largo

The legendary hard rocking power trio Zebra rocked the house with two shows this past weekend, June 5th & 6th, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. I do not use the term “legendary” lightly for the simple fact that this band has maintained their original member lineup dating back to 1975. […]

Joe Bonamassa Plays the Blues and More at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Joe Bonamassa played at Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 29th  in a special socially-distanced power trio performance. This is the first time Joe Bonamassa has performed in a power trio live in almost 20 years and this was only the second show on a very limited six show tour. This concert showcased his rare 3-piece […]

Danny Wimmer Presents Sets The Stage For the 2021 Festival Season

Danny Wimmer Presents 2021 Festival Calendar: DWP Partners With Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival For July 23-25 Event In Mansfield, OH Louder Than Life Set For September 23-26 With Newly Added Thursday Night Celebration In Louisville, KY Welcome To Rockville Expands To 4 Days And Shifts From Spring To November 11-14 In Daytona Beach, FL Previously Announced […]

Junior Lightweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KO) Scores an Easy Ten Round Unanimous Decision

Junior Lightweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KO) from Los Angeles, CA. vs  Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KO) From Lagos, Nigeria Las Vegas, NV–Mayer moving very nicely picking her spots early on catching Joseph at will with hard jabs and hooks in the opening round. Mayer setting up the counter not really allowing Joseph to get off on […]

Juice Wrld: A Musician

Someone I deeply admired was Jarad Anthony Higgins, other wise known as Juice Wrld, he was an American rapper who helped pioneer the “emo-rap” genre. He not only was incredibly talented, but his music was filled with passion not seen in many artists in the rap genre. He was also a deeply troubled man, evident […]

The First Annual “Mad Beach Boat Stock” Floats to Success

What could arguably be the first outdoor concert in Florida since the shutdown took place in Saint Petersburg on Saturday afternoon. The Madeira Beach Boat Stock event went off smoothly from our viewpoint and based on the fans’ reactions in attendance, it was a welcomed event and a rousing success.  The event was free to […]