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Young The Giant

Hipsters rejoice, Young The Giant are spending 2012 on the road, playing show after sold out show across America. At their recent stop in Tampa on St Patrick’s Day, the building was over-packed and the green beer was flowing. This made for an extra-excited crowd for the entire show. Grouplove was on first, and the crowd was loving it! After a little too long of a set change, the crowd grew restless and started chanting “YTG.” The band took this cue and walked onstage, causing the uniform chants to morph into endless cheers. While the band only played 14 songs, a rather short set, they put everything they had into it! Read the rest of this entry

Cody Simpson – Welcome To Paradise Tour

Finishing up a string of dates on his first US headlining tour, Australian pop sensation Cody Simpson brought the “Welcome To Paradise” Tour to Tampa’s Ritz Ybor last week. Joined by his self-proclaimed best friend Jessica Jarrell, the duo drew hundreds of teenage girls out for the show. Simpson kept his stage simple, with just a few band members and occasional backup dancers. With a suave James Bond style entrance, Simpson, dressed in a black suit, caused a deafening roar from the crowd. He played songs ranging from Angel and All Day to Evenings In London and On My Mind. Cody showed off his endless dance skills throughout, he barely stood still the entire show. He showed off his instrumental skills as well, playing both the acoustic guitar and the keyboard. Read the rest of this entry

Panic At The Disco, Patrick Stump, and Foxy Shazam

Panic at the Disco are back on the road with the 2nd leg of their 2011 tour. Bringing back Foxy Shazam and adding Patrick Stump to round out the night, fans were in for a treat. First up was Foxy. There are absolutely no words that can describe their live set, so I am not even going to try. SEE THEM LIVE, END OF STORY. Patrick Stump was on next, brought on by the shriek of teenage Fall Out Boy fans. Stump has continued to blow me away as a solo artist. The passion and energy that he displays while onstage was never seen while he was fronting FOB. He blazed through a loaded set list of original songs off of his new album “Soul Punk.” Read the rest of this entry