Photos: Abortion rights activists raise nearly $9,000 at vagina-forward Tampa Shuffle

Last Saturday's Friends 4 Reproductive Rights concert and fundraiser was set well before last week's harrowing, yet unexpected, overturning of Roe v.…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Abortion rights activists raise nearly $9,000 at vagina-forward Tampa Shuffle
230 slides

Everyone we saw when Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall rocked St Pete Pride last weekend

Even before SCOTUS' dismantling of Roe v Wade, last weekend's St Pete Pride concert by Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall was already…

By Ray Roa

Everyone we saw when Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall rocked St Pete Pride last weekend
132 slides

Backstreet was back in Tampa, and here are the photos

Alright, Backstreet was back. So we went to grab a few shots of Nick, Howie, Kevin, Brian and A.J. at the old…

By Ray Roa

Backstreet Boys
31 slides

Photos of UK pop legend Joe Jackson steppin' out at Tampa Theatre

Joe Jackson's two-hour, non-stop career retrospective stopped into Tampa Theatre on Tuesday night and found the U.K. legend fully steppin' out on…

By Ray Roa

Photos of UK pop legend Joe Jackson steppin' out at Tampa Theatre
20 slides

Photos of Def Leppard pouring sugar, and rain, on fans at Orlando's Camping World Stadium

Last night in Orlando, Def Leppard poured some sugar on its fans while mother nature did her thing and left Camping World…

By Ray Roa

Poison
42 slides

Photos of REO Speedwagon, Styx and Loverboy in Tampa last weekend

Last Saturday's concert at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre was a classic rock megabill, but at least one of the bands was…

By Ray Roa

REO Speedwagon
50 slides

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Photos: Too Many Daves plays rare set at Tampa's American Legion in Seminole Heights

Too Many Daves (TMD) dialed the clock back on Friday night when it returned to the stage for a very DIY punk-rock…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Too Many Daves plays rare set at Tampa's American Legion in Seminole Heights
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Photos of sexy Australian Keith Urban kicking off his world tour in Tampa

Keith Urban, a perennial presence on sexy lists across a breadth of publications, invited fans to not only gawk at him, but…

By Ray Roa

Photos of sexy Australian Keith Urban kicking off his world tour in Tampa
34 slides

Photos: Coldplay dazzles Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on 'Music of the Spheres' tour

[image-21]Wrapping up the U.S. leg of its worldwide Music of the Spheres tour, Coldplay drew thousands of fans to Tampa’s Raymond James…

By Jelinna-Marie Z. Rances

Photos: Coldplay dazzles Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on 'Music of the Spheres' tour
21 slides

Photos of Tampa emo band Pohgoh and Kerry Courtney playing Microgroove

Pohgoh has a new record coming out this fall on Spartan records, and to warm up, the old-school Tampa emo band took…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Tampa emo band Pohgoh and Kerry Courtney playing Microgroove
38 slides

In effortless Tampa set, Tears for Fears proves it's not ready to be a nostalgia act

[image-22] Without forcibly trying, British band Tears For Fears significantly proved that it is not a nostalgia act during its Friday night…

By Gabe Echazabal

Tears for Fears plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 10, 2022.
32 slides

Photos of St. Pete peace-punk collective Work Stress playing If I Brewed the World

"Your white supremacy will challenge compassion, and it will never prevail."That's just part of the message St. Petersburg DIY punk collective Work…

By Ray Roa

Photos of St. Pete peace-punk collective Work Stress playing If I Brewed the World
17 slides

Photos: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony plays The Ritz in Ybor City

On the third of the month, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony brought the crossroads to The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida.

By Ray Roa

Photos: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony plays The Ritz in Ybor City
20 slides

Everyone we saw at the rain-soaked Chvrches concert in St. Petersburg on Memorial Day

The skies on Monday evening were far from the clearest blue, but the thunder's warning call was not enough to keep Chvrches…

By Ray Roa

Everyone we saw at the rain-soaked Chvrches concert in St. Petersburg on Memorial Day
63 slides

Photos: Paul McCartney runs Orlando's Camping World Stadium through a timewarp

One of the last remaining members of the most influential rock band ever, arrived in Orlando last Saturday night for his “Get…

By Isaiah Stephens

Photos: Paul McCartney runs Orlando's Camping World Stadium through a timewarp
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Photos: Tampa bands Charles Irwin and Glaze play Hooch and Hive last Friday

Tampa indie-rock favorite Charles Irwin brought its new trio lineup to downtown Tampa's West River district for a show at Hooch and…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Tampa bands Charles Irwin and Glaze play Hooch and Hive last Friday
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Photos: Dave Matthews Band returned to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Wednesday

High school graduations at Florida State Fairgrounds reduced traffic to a trickle on Wednesday night, but Dave Matthews Band fans headed to…

By Caesar Carbajal

Photos: Dave Matthews Band returns to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 slides

Review: T-Pain wants to be ‘famous again’, but his sold-out Ybor City show was proof that he never went away

[image-15]You know that moment in a show when that one song that everybody knows comes on? Well, on Tuesday night, that one…

By Isaiah Stephens

T-Pain plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on May 24, 2022.
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On a horrible night for America, Phoebe Bridgers gives Tampa balm for a seemingly endless cycle of pain

[image-33]On Tuesday morning, Sophia Missigman said Phoebe Bridgers’ music feels like free therapy. “She doesn’t hold back in her lyrics. She doesn’t…

By Ray Roa

Phoebe Bridgers plays Cuban Club in Ybor City, Florida ob May 24, 2022.
44 slides

Photos of Kane Brown and Walker Hayes playing Tampa's Amalie Arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been forced to play back-to-back playoff games this week, and you can blame Kane Brown, whose May…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Kane Brown and Walker Hayes playing Tampa's Amalie Arena
34 slides

Photos: The Head and The Heart, Jade Bird play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Even State Rep. Anna Eskamani took a break from her life to stop into Jannus Live last Friday and soak in the…

By Ray Roa

Photos: The Head and The Heart, Jade Bird play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg
33 slides

Review: Lil Tecca wraps first US tour with Tampa show at The Ritz Ybor (w/photos)

[image-31] After 33 shows across the United States, Lil Tecca landed at The Ritz in Ybor City for the finale of his…

Lil Tecca plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on May 21, 2022.
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Photos of Sting and his son Joe Sumner playing Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center

It cost a pretty penny (tickets started at $250) to see sting play Tampa's newish Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Sting and his son Joe Sumner playing Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center
33 slides

Photos of Mexican rock sensation The Warning playing Orpheum in Tampa

The Villereal sisters packed Orpheum in Tampa on a Monday night, but no one should be surprised. In March, the sisters—Daniela, Paulina…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Mexican rock sensation The Warning playing Orpheum in Tampa
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Photos: Rivers of Nihil, Fallujah and play Orpheum in Ybor City

Ybor City live music stronghold Orpheum is set to move out of the historic district at some point this year, but venue…

By Ray Roa

Alluvial
70 slides

Photos: Gypsy-punk favorite Gogol Bordello rocks St. Pete's Jannus Live

There's a war going on in Ukraine, and Gogol Bordello is doing what it can to help. On Saturday, the Gypsy-punk band—whose…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Gypsy-punk favorite Gogol Bordello rocks St. Pete's Jannus Live
26 slides

Photos of Rotting Christ and Borknagar playing Orpheum in Ybor City

Greek metal band Rotting Christ was at Orpheum in Ybor City on last Saturday alongside Norway's Borknagar, plus Stormruler, Abigail Williams and…

By Ray Roa

Rotting Christ
84 slides

REVIEW: In mighty return to Ybor City, The Afghan Whigs show that the live set is still their mightiest weapon

[image-24]On only the second night of their summer tour, The Afghan Whigs came out swinging for their gig at Ybor City’s Orpheum…

By Gabe Echazabal

In mighty return to Ybor City, The Afghan Whigs show that the live set is still their mightiest weapon
38 slides

Photos: Dying Fetus brings Chelsea Grin, Body Snatcher and more to St. Petersburg

If your Friday night in St. Petersburg was marked by blast beats and guttural singing, thank Dying Fetus. The Maryland metal giant…

By Jon William

Dying Fetus
83 slides

Photos: Limp Bizkit resists the urge to break stuff at Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center

Kicking off Limp Bizkit's "Still Sucks" tour, Fred Durst brought his new look—a cross between a porn star and a hipster Colonel…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Limp Bizkit resists the urge to break stuff at Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center
17 slides