Event Reviews

Read on for action reports of concerts, festivals, stand-ups, one-acts, and other parades of human entertainment from the passionate reviewers camping out in backstage trenches and after-parties to write about them for you in the morning.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Event Reviews

Infidelity, agoraphobia and Ice Capades. Carl F. Gauze attempts to find an answer to the question “How Florida can you get?” in The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Theater West End.

Space Coast Music Festival

Space Coast Music Festival

Event Reviews

Brevard County showed their support for music in the community as nearly five thousand people attended the 2022 Space Coast Music Festival.

Six Guitars

Six Guitars

Event Reviews

One man, six performers. Chase Padgett brings one night of fun so solid, even the curmudgeon sitting at the bar is impressed.

The Toadies

The Toadies

Event Reviews

The Toadies revive their Rubberneck 25th Anniversary Tour, stopping in Kansas City with the fantastic Nashville Pussy and Reverend Horton Heat sharing the stage. Jeremy Glazier reviews.

Little Feat

Little Feat

Event Reviews

With Miko Marks opening a wonderful evening in Iowa City, Little Feat plunder their back catalog as Jeremy Glazier stands beneath the freak flag.

ATLive 2022 with Billy Joel

ATLive 2022 with Billy Joel

Event Reviews

Country/rock mashup series ATLive brings Roi J. Tamkin to Atlanta’s Mercedez Benz Stadium for a night of standing ovations starring The Piano Man, Billy Joel.

AFI Fest 2022

AFI Fest 2022

Event Reviews

AFI Fest 2022 is a wrap! From November 2 to 6, the American Film Institute’s annual festival presented 125 titles. Lily and Generoso select and review their top 10 picks from this year’s programming.

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Event Reviews

Lucinda Williams performs with her band Buick 6 at The Englert Theater in Iowa City, Iowa. Lifetime fan Jeremy Glazier gets inspired.

Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule

Event Reviews

Gov’t Mule makes a stop in Dubuque, Iowa, so Jeremy Glazier can have a peek.

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

Event Reviews

The Wrecks feed fans butter and whiskey at the Beacham Theater as RJ Bowen steps up for a taste.

Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah

Event Reviews

Singer and guitarist Amythyst Kiah makes new fans at the intimate Jaeb Theater in Tampa. Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Tré Burt

Tré Burt

Event Reviews

Tré Burt performs at Mission Creek Festival on his Sweet Misery Tour before heading overseas for an EU headlining tour. Review by Jeremy Glazier.

The Who

The Who

Event Reviews

Multiple generations, from Boomers to Zoomers, joined with The Who to sing and scream in Memphis, and it was a blast. Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and their touring band were joined onstage by local orchestral musicians for a two-hour show, bringing a range of classic songs to the expectant masses. Joe Frietze has the story.

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Event Reviews

Tommy Emmanuel and opener Gareth Pearson captivated Orlando with a stunning acoustic performance. Michelle Wilson has the full recap.

Yacht Rock Revue

Yacht Rock Revue

Event Reviews

Yacht Rock Revue sailed smoothly into Orlando, and Michelle Wilson climbed aboard for a light rock extravaganza.

Beth Hart

Beth Hart

Event Reviews

Beth Hart blew the roof off The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida with a sold-out performance. Michelle Wilson has the full recap.

KALEO

KALEO

Event Reviews

KALEO’S Fight or Flight Tour 2022 smashed into House of Blues Orlando, for the performance of a lifetime. Michelle Wilson has a full recap.

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New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

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Frank Bello

Features

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