Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nuclear Cowboyz 2012

Back for another year of highflying action, Nuclear Cowboys hit the pavement recently, kicking off their 12-city 4-month tour of America. This year’s show is better than ever, pitting the extreme teams of the Metal Mulisha and Soldiers Of Havoc against the evil Cyborg Army. The storyline is filled with drama and excitement, not to mention the amazing stunts pulled by all of the riders. The now famous fire flip is a MUST SEE! New to the show this year is a 700-pound snowmobile pulling tricks like nobodies business. The show is loaded with enough pyrotechnics to blow the roof off of an arena, keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats! With a lineup of world famous FMX riders including Ronnie Faisst, Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Caleb Moore, Taka Higashino, Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Matt Buyten, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland, Derek Guetter, and Colton Moore, this years show is not to be missed. Read the rest of this entry

JASON ALDEAN SETS NEW CONCERT ATTENDANCE RECORD AT AMWAY CENTER

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [January 24, 2012] – Sunday night, the Amway Center hosted Jason Aldean’s ‘My Kinda Party’ tour with special guests Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, and Dee Jay Silver.  Jason Aldean’s “Kinda Party” turned out to be a sold out one.  Orlando fans partied at the Amway Center while setting a new concert attendance record of 16,014.  The previous attendance record of 15,996 was set by Bon Jovi on May 15, 2011.

“We were honored to have one of country music’s most revered artist’s play our venue,” stated Amway Center Executive Director, Allen Johnson.  “Orlando loves Jason Aldean and this new attendance record proves the unmatchable loyalty and energy of Central Florida fans.”

“Nothing’s hotter than country music right now, and K92FM will continue to lead the charge in supporting and promoting all the great shows coming to the new Amway Center,” said Debbie Morel, Vice President and General Manager of Cox Media Group. “Last night was a perfect example of how Orlando loves country music!”

There’s no stopping Jason Aldean; he has clearly set himself apart from the rest and he definitely knows how to throw a party. Read the rest of this entry

Rise Against Endgame Tour 2012

 

 

Rise Against recently unleashed their 2012 Endgame Tour on the US, and along with A Day To Remember and The Menzingers, they brought the rock!! While The Menzingers were nothing to write home about, A Day To Remember could have easily taken the headlining spot with all of their production and insane hometown crowd energy! Rise Against played an endless setlist of songs that drove the crowd wild! A fully sold out arena singing every song word for word is an incredible thing to see. Check out our exclusive photo gallery from this show, and stay tuned for more coverage from the next leg of this tour! Read the rest of this entry

August Burns Red Winter Tour 2012

August Burns Red are currently tearing up the US on a major headline tour along side Silverstein, Texas In July, and Letlive. At a recent stop in Orlando at the House Of Blues, ABR brought the mosh to a sold out crowd! Atop 5 large ego risers and bathed by strobe lights and a heavy fog, the band kicked off their set with “Empire,” then continued to play 15 songs, wreaking havoc on the fans going crazy in the pit. The set seemed to feature guest vocals from the lead singers of every opening band on the tour. Highlights included a crazy drum solo during leveler, and Jake Luhrs throwing the mic into the crowd on more than one occasion for the fans to sing with him. ABR ended the night with “composure,” leaving the crowd screaming for more. The band hinted that they would be back very soon, so look forward to a busy 2012 from August Burns Red! Read the rest of this entry

CD Review: The Hit Men: The Hit Men Live!

The Hit Men
The Hit Men Live!
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 Fans of old school bands like The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells, The Critters, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, and Jim Croce, listen up!  Let me tell you about this cool new Super Group formed by members of each of these bands! Introducing…The Hit Men! The Hit Men are Lee Shapiro, Don Ciccone, Larry Gates, Gerry Polci, Jimmy Ryan and Russ Velazquez. Each of these gentlemen previously performed in the above mentioned bands. They have formed this Super Group and are now approaching the release date of their debut album, The Hit Men Live! The Hit Men Live! features 11 tracks of well-known tunes from The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters, Cat Stevens, and Jim Croce! Read the rest of this entry

Anberlin & Foxy Shazam

Anberlin is currently on the road playing some southeast US shows along with Foxy Shazam and States. States opened up last nights show in Orlando with a rather bland and forgettable set. The crowd did not seem to get into them; they were all waiting anxiously for Foxy Shazam to take the stage. If you have never seen Foxy Shazam live, you have no purpose for living! Without a doubt, hands down the most entertaining band you will ever see live! There are absolutely no words you can use to describe them; they do EVERYTHING on stage, from standing on top of keyboards to eating a whole pack of lit cigarettes while doing a handstand! Aside from their stage antics, they actually play some very good music. While the content and lyrics are interesting, the music they pair them with makes it a total package! See them live, end of story! Read the rest of this entry

The Wanted US Tour

Straight off the plane and into the tour bus, one of the UK’s hottest boy bands, The Wanted, kicked off their first ever US tour last night at The Social in Orlando Florida. Playing to a sold out crowd, The Wanted boys took to the stage amid screams reminiscent of Bieber-Fever! Kicking off the set with “Behind Bars,” The Wanted played over an hour of nonstop music. They played fan favorites like “Rocket,” “Warzone,” and their smash hit “All Time Low.” The guys were clearly blown away by the fan support for their first US show, continuously commenting on how shocked they were that people knew all the words to their songs. The plus side of having 5 switching vocalists meant more time for the guys to spread the love, high fiving, hugging, and kissing the screaming girls smashed up against the stage. While in the US, The Wanted will be playing much smaller venues than the arenas they are used to back in the UK, but from the looks of it, they don’t mind the intimate show at all! Read the rest of this entry

TWLOHA Heavy & Light, House of Blues, January 7th 2012

To Write Love on Her Arms’ concert event at the House of Blues was a huge success. It featured acoustic music, spoken word, and conversation about recovery and rescue. Spoken work poet Anis Mojgani started off the night with a poem about hope, and then introduced the first act. Noah Gunderson played songs about hope, questions, and had honest conversation with the crowd about life. All of the music that night followed the same theme; honesty and hope. Dave Bazan, William Fitzsimmons, and Mariah McManus all played songs about their real lives, which was nice to see. Read the rest of this entry