- Music Reviews
- July 2, 2020
How Long Have I Been On Fire (Hex Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Georgia alt rockers Collective Soul wowed the crowd including Michelle Wilson at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Series 2020 opener.
Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Ann Wilson unleashed a potent triple bill for the last night of their Stars Align Tour in Tampa. Michelle Wilson was there to rock out with the 70s superstars.
Tampa was rockin’ with Chicago and REO Speedwagon, and Michelle Wilson was rockin’ right along with them.
The circus has left town. Bob Pomeroy looks back on an institution.
The inaugural Big Guava Festival opens an exciting new chapter for Central Florida’s music scene!
Merchandise makes Gainesville, and Matthew Moyer, swoon like teenagers at an early ’90s Morrissey concert… and that’s a very, very good thing.
Tegan and Sara throw the seating chart out the window, liberating a sold-out crowd at the Tampa Theatre right out of their chairs.
U2 packs the biggest rock show in history into The Spaceship and takes it on the road to touch the hearts of 75,000 fans in Tampa and outer space. Jen Cray laughs, she cries.
What happens when 200 Goths descend on Tampa to jump the shark? Bob Pomeroy checks out Convergence 14 and doesn’t even have to wear black.
After being sidelined with tendinitis and the birth of her first child, Ani DiFranco has returned to the road, making her way to Florida for the first time in four years. Jen Cray clocks this show at the Tampa Theatre as her eighteenth time seeing the little folksinger.
Little Steven’s Underground Garage-A-Go-Go’s 4th of July event at Tampa’s Hard Rock Casino featured Buzzcocks, The Chesterfield Kings, The Gore Gore Girls, Fortune & Maltese, and The Unrequited Loves. It wasn’t a tour, it wasn’t a private event, it was free, and Jen Cray was there.
While throngs of music lovers converged on Tampa’s Ybor City for the 25th edition of WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave, a little known band from Baton Rouge proved to be one of the highlights of the night. The Eames Era come to Tampa virtually unknown and left with a cadre of converts. Bob Pomeroy was one of them.
The “Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour” brings Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights and other teenage poster pin-up popstars to Tampa’s youth, to their parents, and to Jen Cray.
U2 stop off in Tampa to remind nearly 22,000 fans that they are rock gods! Tampa responds with “Yes, you are!”
A post-grunge double header, with Foo Fighters and Weezer. Jen Cray is awed.
Bob Pomeroy salutes the independent spirit of college radio, and finds local solace in the 11th Hour programs on WMNF.
John L. Sheppard’s darkly funny take on life as a disaffected teen in early-’80s west central Florida, Small Town Punk hits pretty close to home for Tampa native Julio Diaz…