• Blaine The Mono Discusses Their New Album, Jellyfish I have to start off by saying this was one of my favorite interviews. On a frigid Orlando night, we chatted on the patio at Rock & Brews for about an hour, took frequent fun detours for tangential conversations about random musicians, and I got to witness firsthand that these four really seem to like their music, and each other. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm . They have a penchant for throwing the “y” on a word to turn […]

    Our Song-by-Song Tour of Jellyfish

    Blaine The Mono Discusses Their New Album, Jellyfish I have to start off by saying this was one of my favorite interviews. On a frigid Orlando night, we chatted on the patio at Rock & Brews for about an hour, took frequent fun detours for tangential conversations about random musicians, and I got to witness firsthand that these four really seem to like their music, and each other. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm . They have a penchant for throwing the “y” on a word to turn […]

  • Kongos Orlando Concert Review When your father preaches “Only thing I can say to you is ‘You gotta be good and you gotta be true,’ and you respond by creating the unique, distinctive brand of rock ‘n roll that the Kongos brothers deliver to their fans, you’ve definitely made your dad proud, while simultaneously impressing rock fans across the world. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   (Below the story, make sure you check out our show photos from the RARAsFarm Facebook page and the night’s setlist.) A […]

    Kongos Impress Orlando

    Kongos Orlando Concert Review When your father preaches “Only thing I can say to you is ‘You gotta be good and you gotta be true,’ and you respond by creating the unique, distinctive brand of rock ‘n roll that the Kongos brothers deliver to their fans, you’ve definitely made your dad proud, while simultaneously impressing rock fans across the world. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   (Below the story, make sure you check out our show photos from the RARAsFarm Facebook page and the night’s setlist.) A […]

  • Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Open Rockin’ Oviedo Eatery Let me start off by clearly stating that I am not a card carrying member of the KISS Army.  I know and appreciate many of their hits and realize they played a huge role in paving the way for many future metal acts. I don’t own any of their albums, and although I’ve seen about 500 concerts in my life, I have yet to catch my first KISS show.  So, when I learned that two legendary KISS members were opening a restaurant in Oviedo, I wasn’t totally enthused.  After today’s event, I’ve […]

    Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Launch Oviedo Rock & Brews

    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Open Rockin’ Oviedo Eatery Let me start off by clearly stating that I am not a card carrying member of the KISS Army.  I know and appreciate many of their hits and realize they played a huge role in paving the way for many future metal acts. I don’t own any of their albums, and although I’ve seen about 500 concerts in my life, I have yet to catch my first KISS show.  So, when I learned that two legendary KISS members were opening a restaurant in Oviedo, I wasn’t totally enthused.  After today’s event, I’ve […]

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  • Welcome To Rockville is Coming To Jacksonville We’ve been to the area’s premier hard rock event the past two years, and it’s always an amazing experience. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   The 2015 experience, the fifth incarnation of this headbanger’s feast, promises to be better than ever with a fantastic line-up and a few cool new events. The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival is one of the events of the year in Jacksonville and a can’t miss event for rock music fans across the state. […]

    Welcome To Rockville Teaser

    Welcome To Rockville is Coming To Jacksonville We’ve been to the area’s premier hard rock event the past two years, and it’s always an amazing experience. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   The 2015 experience, the fifth incarnation of this headbanger’s feast, promises to be better than ever with a fantastic line-up and a few cool new events. The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival is one of the events of the year in Jacksonville and a can’t miss event for rock music fans across the state. […]

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  • Killer New Music From Super Bob This Virginia-based quartet is one of the most hard-working, charismatic and energetic rock acts touring these days, and they’ve finally carved out the time to record a new album, and it’s been worth the wait. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   The new album, Killer, immediately explodes through your speakers with the high-energy “Capt Crunch.” It includes all of the Super Bob elements you’ve grown accustomed to in their live shows, sans four maniacal performers flying around the stage. But trust […]

    Super Bob – Killer Album Review

    Killer New Music From Super Bob This Virginia-based quartet is one of the most hard-working, charismatic and energetic rock acts touring these days, and they’ve finally carved out the time to record a new album, and it’s been worth the wait. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   The new album, Killer, immediately explodes through your speakers with the high-energy “Capt Crunch.” It includes all of the Super Bob elements you’ve grown accustomed to in their live shows, sans four maniacal performers flying around the stage. But trust […]

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  • Gasparilla Music Festival Preview / Line-Up At RARAs Farm, we’ve hit a slew of Florida festivals over the few years that we’ve been in existence, but 2015 will be the first time that we walk through the gates at one of the state’s premier events, The Gasparilla Music Festival. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   This year’s event, scheduled for March 6th and 7th, is the fifth incarnation for the acclaimed festival, situated on the shores of the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. It has quickly grown […]

    Gasparilla Music Festival Preview

    Gasparilla Music Festival Preview / Line-Up At RARAs Farm, we’ve hit a slew of Florida festivals over the few years that we’ve been in existence, but 2015 will be the first time that we walk through the gates at one of the state’s premier events, The Gasparilla Music Festival. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   This year’s event, scheduled for March 6th and 7th, is the fifth incarnation for the acclaimed festival, situated on the shores of the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. It has quickly grown […]

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  • Restarter Album Review I liken Torche’s music to dredging a swamp full of corpses in tutus… Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Or… Southern Gothic glitter…. Or… Monsters puking rainbows sitting on clouds…. which is appropriately the album art off the previous Torche album, “Harmonicraft” Whatever vision one has of Torche, the general consensus is that they have found a way to marry the bludgeoning, sludgiest dirge metal, with a toe tapping, head bopping, pop mastery that would hold Katy Perry hostage. I have to admit that […]

    Torche – Restarter Album Review

    Restarter Album Review I liken Torche’s music to dredging a swamp full of corpses in tutus… Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Or… Southern Gothic glitter…. Or… Monsters puking rainbows sitting on clouds…. which is appropriately the album art off the previous Torche album, “Harmonicraft” Whatever vision one has of Torche, the general consensus is that they have found a way to marry the bludgeoning, sludgiest dirge metal, with a toe tapping, head bopping, pop mastery that would hold Katy Perry hostage. I have to admit that […]

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  • Vienna Ditto Single Review Sonic Dissonance is a term that’s bounced around in my head for the past few years but I never stumbled across a band that seemed to be well-suited for that label. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage, like this. Follow @rarasfarm   Honestly, I’m not 100% sure what Sonic Dissonance means, but it has to feel like the sexy, cool new music offered up by Vienna Ditto. To me, the term makes me think of music that doesn’t fit together perfectly and it’s probably a little […]

    Sonic Dissonance from Vienna Ditto

    Vienna Ditto Single Review Sonic Dissonance is a term that’s bounced around in my head for the past few years but I never stumbled across a band that seemed to be well-suited for that label. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage, like this. Follow @rarasfarm   Honestly, I’m not 100% sure what Sonic Dissonance means, but it has to feel like the sexy, cool new music offered up by Vienna Ditto. To me, the term makes me think of music that doesn’t fit together perfectly and it’s probably a little […]

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  • Single Review – Jet Black Alley Cat Slinky, cool Jet Black Alley Cat have just released their follow-up single to “Poison,” and it’s a song that is worthy of being on the radar of pop rock fans. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for future rock music coverage like this. Follow @rarasfarm   The Nashville-based quintet splashed onto the scene less than a year ago, and now with “Memphis Blues,” they’ve already delivered their second captivating video, which definitely complements the song well. The tagline on their video is appropriate – “This song and […]

    Jet Black Alley Cat – Memphis Blues

    Single Review – Jet Black Alley Cat Slinky, cool Jet Black Alley Cat have just released their follow-up single to “Poison,” and it’s a song that is worthy of being on the radar of pop rock fans. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for future rock music coverage like this. Follow @rarasfarm   The Nashville-based quintet splashed onto the scene less than a year ago, and now with “Memphis Blues,” they’ve already delivered their second captivating video, which definitely complements the song well. The tagline on their video is appropriate – “This song and […]

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  • Echosmith Concert Review Half of this band is still in high school, and until a few months ago, none of these four siblings could legally grab a drink. Still, Echosmith has managed to quickly establish themselves as a pop rock band just dripping with rock star potential and worthy of being on your Alt-Rock radar. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   (See a link for photos and the setlist below the review) These four musicians are talented professionals honing their craft in front of packed rooms filled […]

    Echosmith Puts Their Young Talent on Display

    Echosmith Concert Review Half of this band is still in high school, and until a few months ago, none of these four siblings could legally grab a drink. Still, Echosmith has managed to quickly establish themselves as a pop rock band just dripping with rock star potential and worthy of being on your Alt-Rock radar. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   (See a link for photos and the setlist below the review) These four musicians are talented professionals honing their craft in front of packed rooms filled […]

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  • Against Me! Concert Review Seven years ago, I saw Against Me! tearing up the Amway Center opening for Green Day. Since that powerful night of aggressive alt-rock, the quartet has gone through an immense transition, but through it all, Laura Jane Grace and her bandmates have retained the same energetic thrashing style that drives passionate support from their rabid fans. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage, including a bunch of concert photos from this show. Follow @rarasfarm   Watching Laura Jane Grace on stage, you see a ferocious rocker who […]

    Against Me! Rocks Orlando

    Against Me! Concert Review Seven years ago, I saw Against Me! tearing up the Amway Center opening for Green Day. Since that powerful night of aggressive alt-rock, the quartet has gone through an immense transition, but through it all, Laura Jane Grace and her bandmates have retained the same energetic thrashing style that drives passionate support from their rabid fans. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage, including a bunch of concert photos from this show. Follow @rarasfarm   Watching Laura Jane Grace on stage, you see a ferocious rocker who […]

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  • Carbon Leaf Announces Ragtime Carnival 2015 Well, as they hinted about in their recent Florida visit, these Virginia-based rockers are going back home for their second annual Ragtime Festival. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Carbon Leaf’s unique festival will take place over two days, May 15 & 16 at Pocahontas State Park. The headliners will offer-up three distinct sets, and will be joined this year by 13 bands on two stages. Some useful links: Carbon Leaf Concert Review RARA’s Farm’s Festival Survival Guide Barry Privett Interview […]

    Details for Carbon Leaf’s Ragtime Festival

    Carbon Leaf Announces Ragtime Carnival 2015 Well, as they hinted about in their recent Florida visit, these Virginia-based rockers are going back home for their second annual Ragtime Festival. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Carbon Leaf’s unique festival will take place over two days, May 15 & 16 at Pocahontas State Park. The headliners will offer-up three distinct sets, and will be joined this year by 13 bands on two stages. Some useful links: Carbon Leaf Concert Review RARA’s Farm’s Festival Survival Guide Barry Privett Interview […]

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  • Seryn Releases New Album Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   After a long and tumultuous four year wait, Seryn is finally back with their much anticipated sophomore release Shadow Shows. Since the 2011 release, of This Is Where We Are, the Indie rockers have changed their label, their management, tweaked their line-up, and maybe most significantly, relocated to the fertile Nashville music scene. They released their first single, “Disappear” a few months ago, and it’s a beautiful song, with nice harmonies, and excellent guitar. A nice sample […]

    Excellent New Release From Seryn

    Seryn Releases New Album Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   After a long and tumultuous four year wait, Seryn is finally back with their much anticipated sophomore release Shadow Shows. Since the 2011 release, of This Is Where We Are, the Indie rockers have changed their label, their management, tweaked their line-up, and maybe most significantly, relocated to the fertile Nashville music scene. They released their first single, “Disappear” a few months ago, and it’s a beautiful song, with nice harmonies, and excellent guitar. A nice sample […]

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  • Super Bob Rocks Orlando “We’re a live, in your face freak show.” – Matt Santoro, Super Bob Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   I’m not sure I’ve ever seen as many tattoos and piercings on stage at one time, but I can tell you with certainty, that it’s even more rare to see a rock act deliver such a fun, engaging and energetic show. Super Bob is a hard-working quartet out of Virginia who pour their hearts and souls into their uber-entertaining thrill-ride of an hour-long set. […]

    Super Bob Delivers Fun Rock Set to Orlando

    Super Bob Rocks Orlando “We’re a live, in your face freak show.” – Matt Santoro, Super Bob Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   I’m not sure I’ve ever seen as many tattoos and piercings on stage at one time, but I can tell you with certainty, that it’s even more rare to see a rock act deliver such a fun, engaging and energetic show. Super Bob is a hard-working quartet out of Virginia who pour their hearts and souls into their uber-entertaining thrill-ride of an hour-long set. […]

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  • Blaine the Mono Chats About Their New Album When we naively started this website a few years ago, one of our first reviews was Vices And Verses from local Orlando rockers Blaine The Mono. Since that time, we’ve grown up a bit, and as we see on their excellent new album Jellyfish, this quartet is maturing into one hell of a band. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   On a chilly Florida night, I recently had the chance to sit down with this affable and talented group […]

    Blaine The Mono Interview

    Blaine the Mono Chats About Their New Album When we naively started this website a few years ago, one of our first reviews was Vices And Verses from local Orlando rockers Blaine The Mono. Since that time, we’ve grown up a bit, and as we see on their excellent new album Jellyfish, this quartet is maturing into one hell of a band. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   On a chilly Florida night, I recently had the chance to sit down with this affable and talented group […]

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