Photos: UK metalcore favorite Loathe plays Tampa Orpheum

Liverpool metal band Loathe was in the states yesterday for a show at Tampa Orpheum where Omerta and Unity TX opened.

By Ray Roa

Photos: UK metalcore favorite Loathe plays Tampa Orpheum
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Review: Machine Gun Kelly, Jack White, and more look back on 2022 projects at 97X Next Big Thing

A commonly used phrase at last weekend’s 21st annual 97X Next Big Thing was “end of an era.” Don’t worry, it had…

By Josh Bradley

Machine Gun Kelly plays day one of the 97X Next Big Thing on Dec. 2, 2022.
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Everyone we saw when Have Gun, Will Travel played a post-Thanksgiving concert in Tampa Heights

Tampa Heights got to soak in the sounds of Have Gun, Will Travel from their easy chairs last Friday when the Americana…

By Ray Roa

Everyone we saw when Have Gun, Will Travel played a post-Thanksgiving concert in Tampa Heights
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Photos: Tampa's Amalie Arena absorbs a Finger Finger Death Punch, with help from Brantley Gilbert

Despite his own words, Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan L. Moody is not retiring. Last night, Moody—who Creative Loafing Tampa Bay…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Tampa's Amalie Arena takes a Finger Finger Death Punch
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Photos: Mario and Bow Wow bring Ying Yang Twins, Keri Hilson and more to Tampa's Amalie Arena

Christmas came early for fans of early-2000s pop, hip-hop and R&B on Friday, Nov. 18 when the Millennium Tour rolled into Tampa's…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Mario and Bow Wow bring Ying Yang Twins, Keri Hilson and more to Tampa's Amalie Arena
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Photos: Silversun Pickups play St. Pete's Jannus Live

A gem of an indie-rock show went down at  Jannus Live when 97X brought Silversun Pickups, plus opener Eliza & The Delusionals to…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Silversun Pickups play St. Pete's Jannus Live
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Photos: Electric Daisy Carnival 2022 takes over Orlando's Tinker Field

The grounds outside Orlando's Tinker Field turned into Daisy Lane over the weekend as one of the country's largest EDM festivals, Electric…

Photos: Electric Daisy Carnival 2022 takes over Orlando's Tinker Field
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Photos: Deathcore favorite Lorna Shore brings 'Pain Remains' album to Tampa Orpheum

Lorna Shore has seen a lot of change in the course of its 13-year existence, but the best version of the Jersey…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Deathcore hero Lorna Shore brings 'Pain Remains' album to Tampa Orpheum
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Review: In Tampa more than 13,000 fans show why the Iron Maiden family might never slow down at all

“I like a crowd I can see…and a crowd I can smell!” energetic lead singer and frontman Bruce Dickinson announced while addressing…

By Gabe Echazabal

Iron Maiden plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 27, 2022.
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Everything we saw at New Port Richey's Monufest 2022

A cadre of punk-rock bands, including a reunited Strikeforce Diablo, were back in New Port Richey last Saturday when Ordinance One brought…

By Ray Roa

All the homies and bands we saw at New Port Richey's Monufest 2022
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Review: Gorillaz brought deep, joyous humanity, plus De La Soul, to Orlando’s Amway Center

Admittedly, a sense of trepidation came over me when Gorillaz, the “virtual band” and creation of Britpop band Blur frontman Damon Albarn,…

By Gabe Echazabal

Gorillaz plays Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Oct. 21, 2022.
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Photos: Yes' Steve Howe plays Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

These days, Steve Howe is the only classic lineup member still playing under the Yes moniker, alongside ‘80s keyboardist and former Buggle Geoff…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Yes' Steve Howe plays Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall
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Review: In Tampa, Aston Barrett Jr.'s Wailers satisfy the souls of Bob Marley fans

On Tuesday night, The Wailers came to the Ritz Ybor for a soul shaking experience that only a reggae show could offer.…

By Isaiah Stephens

The band including original members Aston “Familyman” Barrett, Junior Marvin, Donald Kinsey, and an assortment of members from the famously gifted Barrett family.
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Photos of Steve Vai and Larry Mitchell playing Clearwater's Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

It's been six years since Steve Vai released new music, but on Tuesday night the prog-rock guitar god brought a fresh set…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Steve Vai and Larry Mitchell playing Clearwater's Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
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Photos: Cuban music superstar-in-the-making Cimafunk rocks Ybor City

He came, he saw, he brought the cumbia. Cuban music superstar-in-the-making Erik Alejandro Iglesias Rodríguez was in Ybor City last Friday night for…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Cuban music superstar-in-the-making Cimafunk rocks Ybor City
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Photos: Trombone Shorty, The War and Treaty, more kick off Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2022

Every music festival would probably like to operate out of its homebase, but kudos to the organizers of Clearwater Jazz Holiday, who've…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Trombone Shorty, The War and Treaty, more kick off Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2022
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Photos: Turnstile brings its 'Love Connection' to St. Pete's Jannus Live

Turnstile could've probably played St. Petersburg's Jannus Live three nights in a row, but the Baltimore hardcore band was in town for…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Turnstile brings its 'Love Connection' to St. Pete's Jannus Live
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Photos: Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips showered Orlando in confetti and love

"Wonder" Wayne Coyne was back in Florida last weekend for a Friday night show at Orlando's Hard Rock Live, featuring all the…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips showered Orlando in confetti and love
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All the Flamin' Hot Cheetos and bands we saw at Texas' Austin City Limits music festival

Weekend one of Texas' big Austin City Limits music festival came and went from Oct. 7-10, and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's Tracy…

By Ray Roa

All the Flamin' Hot Cheetos and bands we saw at Texas' Austin City Limits music festival
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Photos: Cypress Hill plays Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center

Dr. Greenthumb was in the building last Sunday night when B-Real and Cypress Hill invited fans to inhale, exhale and rock with…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Cypress Hill plays Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center
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Photos: Smashing Pumpkins brings Jane's Addiction to Tampa's Amalie Arena

After going record shopping in Seminole Heights, The Smashing Pumpkins—touring ahead of a whole slew of new music—helped turn Tampa's Amalie Arena…

By Ray Roa

The Smashing Pumpkins play Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Oct, 7, 2022.
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Review: Lil Nas X and his abs were looking good in Orlando last night

Lil Nas X must be one of the most unique and unlikely multi-genre stars ever. Being Black and gay in the music…

By Isaiah Stephens

Review: Lil Nas X and his abs were looking good in Orlando last night
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Photos: Panic! At the Disco brings Marina and Jake Wesley Rogers to Tampa

Brendon Urie brought some serious panic to Amelie Arena last night, when his pop-punk band Panic! At the Disco brought along Marina…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Panic! At the Disco brings Marina and Jake Wesley Rogers to Tampa
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Photos: Karol G plays Tampa's Amalie Arena just head of Hurricane Ian evacuation orders

A slight scheduling conflict meant that Colombian Billboard chart-topper—and pal of Becky G and Bad Bunny—Karol G, had to play Tampa on…

By Ray Roa

Karol G plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 25, 2022.
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Photos: Reunited emo god Sunny Day Real Estate plays first Florida show in more than a decade

Sunny Day Real estate is reunited and found itself back in Orlando last Thursday for the God level emo band's sixth show since…

By Ray Roa

Sunny Day Real Estate plays House of Blues in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Photos: Intoxicated, Heaven's Gate bring best of Florida metal to Tampa's Born Free Pub & Grill

A cauldron of old school Tampa metal vibes stirred on the west end of Sulphur Springs Friday night when Intoxicated, a Central…

By Ray Roa

Heaven's Gate plays Born Free Pub & Grill in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 23, 2022.
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Photos: Everyone we saw when Off With Their Heads played Hooch and Hive in Tampa

Tampa Bay promoter Savage Beat brought a heavyweight punk show to Tampa's West River district on Thursday night, with a show headlined…

By Ray Roa

Fans at Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Photos: Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes bring the golden-era of NYC hip-hop to Tampa

All the Tampa Bay hip-hop heads—including some with their kids—came out to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Wednesday night to see a…

By Ray Roa

GZA of Wu-Tang Clan plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 21, 2022.
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Review: In Orlando solo debut, Jack White delivers two-hour rock and roll onslaught

Jack White must make for an awful neighbor. His continual stomping side-to-side across a stage, his severely cranked up guitar playing, and…

By Gabe Echazabal

Jack White plays Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 21, 2022.
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Photos: Lamb of God brings Killswitch Engage and Baroness to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thousands of ears are ringing across Tampa Bay this morning, and they belong to heavy metal fans who piled into the old…

By Ray Roa

Lamb of God plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 17, 2022.
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