Photos: Steve Aoki literally brings the thunder to Hard Rock Tampa

Steve Aoki has a new album out, and he brought it to Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for another edition…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Steve Aoki literally brings the thunder to Hard Rock Tampa
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Photos: Sammy Hagar and friends salute Eddie Van Halen during 'Best of All Worlds' Tampa concert

It feels like yesterday when Eddie Van Halen and his giant of an eponymous band rocked the ol' Gary for the final…

By Josh Bradley

Photos: Sammy Hagar and friends salute Eddie Van Halen during Tampa concert
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Photos: At Crowbar, Christian Restrepo repeats as Tampa’s Hot Dog Party champ

On the Fourth of July, a Tampa Bay woman broke the record for hot dog eating at the Nathan’s contest on Coney…

By Ray Roa

Photos: At Crowbar, Christian Restrepo repeats as Tampa’s Hot Dog Party champ
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Photos: Walker Hayes brings ‘Same Drunk’ tour to Tampa

Walker Hayes was at the Hard Rock Tampa last Sunday night with his “Same Drunk tour. The 44-year-old pop country songwriter wore…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Walker Hayes brings ‘Same Drunk’ tour to Tampa
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Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers bring ‘Dream Canteen’ tour, Ice Cube, to Tampa

Despite rocking an ortho boot on his left leg, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis still led his band through a…

By Ray Roa

Red Hot Chili Peppers play MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 21, 2024.
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Review: In Tampa, Melanie Martinez mesmerizes in theatrical journey through her discography [PHOTOS]

Melanie Martinez has ascended to stardom with minimal reliance on radio airplay or conventional media coverage. Her initial breakthrough came as a…

By Isaiah Stephens

Melanie Martinez plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on June 18, 2024.
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Photos: Frank Turner and friends spend a few good hours rocking St. Petersburg

For a lot of people, rock music is what keeps them going in life. Last Tuesday, lots of them spent a good…

By Ray Roa

Frank Turner plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg Florida on June 18, 2024.
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Photos: Silversun Pickups return to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live

After visiting Jannus Live in 2022, stalwart indie-rock hero Silversun Pickups was back in the St. Petersburg courtyard last Monday night. It’s…

By Ray Roa

Silversun Pickups plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 17, 2024.
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Review: 21 Savage electrifies fans at sold-out Tampa show

Grammy award-winning artist 21 Savage captivated audiences with a sold-out performance at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre last Saturday, marking the second…

By Isaiah Stephens

21 Savage plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 15, 2024.
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Photos: Everyone we saw going Down Under with Ocean Alley at The Ritz Ybor

The Ritz Ybor went Down Under last Saturday night with a set from Australian psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley in support of its…

By Ray Roa

Ocean Alley plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on June 15, 2024.
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Everyone we saw at Ocala's Rock The Country music festival

Considering the way the bro-country music community embraced Jason Aldean's "Try That In A Small Town" last summer, it shouldn't be a…

By Josh Bradley

Everyone we saw at Ocala's Rock The Country music festival
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Photos: Idles tears up Orlando, with a little help from Tampa luthier Mike Ingold

The mood was swinging, elbows that is, during a neck-breaking set from Grammy-nominated U.K. rock band Idles which is in America playing…

By Ray Roa

Idles plays the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida on June 11, 2024.
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Photos: Tulsa hardcore band Outline In Color plays Tampa Orpheum

Outline In Color had its touring van go up in flames last month, but that didn't stop the Oklahoma hardcore band from…

By Ray Roa

Outline In Color plays Orpheum in Tampa, Florida on June 11, 2024.
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Review: In Orlando Gunna’s ‘Bittersweet’ tour gets icy, with high-octane results

Last Sunday night, Gunna elevated his performance to an extraordinary level at the Kia Center Orlando. The Atlanta rapper delivered a high-octane…

By Isaiah Stephens

Gunna plays Kia Center in Orlando, Florida on June 9, 2024.
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Photos: The Kid Laroi tears up Yuengling Center in rowdy Tampa debut

The Kid Laroi must have been anxious to get on stage after opening act Glaive's set last Sunday night, because the 20-year-old Aussie…

By Josh Bradley

The Kid Laroi plays Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on June 9, 2024.
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Photos: Knocked Loose gets sweaty as hell with St. Petersburg fans

The heat didn’t stop massive mosh pits from opening at Jannus Live last Sunday when the St. Petersburg venue played like a…

By Ray Roa

Knocked Loose plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 9, 2024.
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Review: Hunxo turns in short, tenacious, set for St. Pete [PHOTOS]

“When is Hunxho coming on?” That’s what fans kept asking security in St. Petersburg last Thursday night as Billboard-charting artist Hunxo brought…

By Isaiah Stephens

Hunxo plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 6, 2024.
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Review: In Tampa, Tyler Childers ditches tropes in showcasing country music’s brighter future [PHOTOS]

Country music is having a moment. It rules streaming, and it’s dominating the summer tour market. But rarely is that music from…

By Ray Roa

Tyler Childers plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 6, 2024.
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Review: Luis Miguel skips crowd interaction in career-spanning, sold-out, Tampa show [PHOTOS]

After logistical problems prevented him from fulfilling his originally scheduled appearance last October at downtown Tampa’s Amalie Arena, Latin music superstar Luis…

By Gabe Echazabal

Luis Miguel plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on June 4, 2024.
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Review: The Rolling Stones bedazzle with new tracks and duets at historic Orlando concert [PHOTOS]

We all know that “Rocks Off” is one of many examples of truly quintessential Rolling Stones material. But when you put it…

By Josh Bradley

Review: The Rolling Stones bedazzle with new tracks and duets at historic Orlando concert [PHOTOS]
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Photos: Dikembe, Bill and more help Emo Night Tampa celebrate 9th Anniversary

Tampa institution Emo Night celebrated 9 years of mayhem last Saturday at Ybor's Crowbar.  The free show featured a stacked bill, including…

By Colin Wolf

Dikembe
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Photos: Dave Mathews Band crashes into Tampa's Midflorida Amphitheatre

Last night, Dave Mathews Band  launched its new 2024 summer tour in Tampa.  After spending last month in Europe, the group, which…

By Colin Wolf

Photos: Dave Mathews Band crashes into Tampa's Midflorida Amphitheatre
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Photos: Bad Bunny's 'Most Wanted' tour comes to Tampa's Amalie Arena

Latin trap superstar Bad Bunny brought  his "Most Wanted" tour to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Tuesday night, in an effort to promote…

By Colin Wolf

Photos: Bad Bunny's 'Most Wanted' tour comes to Tampa's Amalie Arena
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Review: Chappell Roan takes St. Petersburg to church during very sold-out headlining set [PHOTOS]

Just about everyone in downtown St. Petersburg got to see a mermaid or two last Sunday night. Chappell Roan assigned a mermaid…

By Suzanne Townsend

Chappell Roan
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Photos: NYC reggae-ska band Slackers and friends bring a night of skankin' to Tampa's Hooch and Hive

Believe it or not, but ska music never really went anywhere, and last weekend New York-ska band favorite the Slackers made sure…

By Colin Wolf

Photos: NYC reggae-ska band Slackers and friends bring a night of skankin' to Tampa's Hooch and Hive
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Review: Chris Stapleton shows off eclecticism during annual visit to Tampa [PHOTOS]

Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater was buzzing with excitement last Friday night as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Chris Stapleton. Known…

By Tre 'Junior' Butler

Review: Chris Stapleton shows off eclecticism during annual visit to Tampa [PHOTOS]
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Photos: All the freaky fun from Lords of Acid’s Tampa concert

Sweaty, filthy EBM came to Tampa Orpheum last Friday at the hands of Praga Khan and Oliver Adams, founding members of Lords…

By Ray Roa

Lords Of Acid plays Orpheum in Tampa, Florida on May 10, 2024.
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Photos: Hozier plays Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Last Saturday, nearly a decade after playing the same space for Big Guava music festival, Hozier was back at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Hozier plays Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
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Review: Sting recruits The Florida Orchestra to recite his symphonicities [PHOTOS]

If you know your Sting lore, you’d know that “Englishman In New York” isn’t entirely based on the Police frontman’s ventures in…

By Josh Bradley

Review: Sting recruits The Florida Orchestra to recite his symphonicities [PHOTOS]
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Photos: The Chisel and Home Front bring international oi to Jacksonville

There are tours that just won’t venture into Tampa, and last Friday U.K punk band The Chisel and Canadian synth-oi outfit Home…

By Dave Decker

The Chisel plays Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, Florida on May 11, 2024.
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