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SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: FLOBOTS @ ORPHEUM, YBOR

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: FLOBOTS @ ORPHEUM, YBOR

I’d say the general reaction I got from people when I announced I was going to see Flobots was 50 percent “Who?” and 50 percent “The Handlebar dudes?” Yes, the dudes responsible for 2008 hit single “Handlebars” dropped into Orpheum in support of their third and most recent release, The Circle in the Square, and […]

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: DR DOG W/FLOATING ACTION @ THE STATE THEATER, ST PETE, FL

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: DR DOG W/FLOATING ACTION @ THE STATE THEATER, ST PETE, FL

I am nothing, if not a rabid Dr Dog fan. Ever since seeing them at Lollapalooza a few years back I have made a point of seeing them every time they come around, so I was crushed when the Tampa Bay Area wasn’t part of the tour announcement following the release of their last album, […]

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: RA RA RIOT @ THE CROWBAR, YBOR

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: RA RA RIOT @ THE CROWBAR, YBOR

Ra Ra Riot has been on my radar since their eponymous 2007 EP but I honestly never expected them to come to Tampa. When the show was announced, I was surprised that not only were they coming to my town, but the show would be in the cozy confines of the Crowbar. Would Tampa show […]

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: JUKEBOX THE GHOST @ THE CROWBAR, YBOR CITY

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: JUKEBOX THE GHOST @ THE CROWBAR, YBOR CITY

Philly’s Jukebox the Ghost stopped by Crowbar in Ybor City last Saturday night for their second visit this year, this time to promote their second album, Everything Under the Sun. I’ve been a huge fan ever since seeing them open for Ben Folds, and even though they were just here in June, the band delivered […]

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: YEASAYER @ THE STATE THEATER

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: YEASAYER @ THE STATE THEATER

The Yeasayer show was the first of many for me in the month of Rocktober, and the first show I’d been to at the State Theater since I saw the Breeders open for Green Day, which was a long ass time ago. As anyone who read my Yeasayer post a couple weeks ago knows, I’ve […]

SOANGELICATE'S INDIE INTERRUPTION: YEASAYER- ODD BLOOD

SOANGELICATE'S INDIE INTERRUPTION: YEASAYER- ODD BLOOD

I first heard of Yeasayer after they caused a commotion at SXSW 2007, so I jumped at the chance to see them at Lollapalooza in 2008, where they totally killed it. Now, after three long years, they’ve finally released their second album, and it was definitely worth the wait. Yeasayer is a Brooklyn-based band that […]

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS W/HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL & THE URBANE COWBOYS

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS W/HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL & THE URBANE COWBOYS

All three of these bands are near and dear to 9b’s collective heart, so to have them all on the same bill is a pretty damned fine thing. Autopsy is the one who first convinced me that I could not miss an LSS show, and after seeing my first a couple years back, I couldn’t […]

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: JAMES AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, ORLANDO

SOANGELICATE’S ROCK REPORT: JAMES AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, ORLANDO

When I was 15, my family moved from Grand Rapids, MI to a town called Plant City, FL. I was already a moody little fuck, so when you add in moving me to a tiny town in a miserably hot state, well, I was feeling emo long before the word became what it is today. […]

SOANGELICATE'S INDIE INTERRUPTION: DR DOG- SHAME, SHAME

SOANGELICATE'S INDIE INTERRUPTION: DR DOG- SHAME, SHAME

Coming out of Philly, Dr. Dog is a five man band with everyone not only playing an instrument, but also singing. It creates a fun, full, old-timey sound that is unlike much of anything else I’ve heard. They’re one of my top favorite bands, and one of my tippy-top favorite live acts, so when I […]

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: PASSION PIT W/TOKYO POLICE CLUB @ THE RITZ, YBOR

SOANGELICATE'S ROCK REPORT: PASSION PIT W/TOKYO POLICE CLUB @ THE RITZ, YBOR

Passion Pit is a band that started as one man’s Valentine’s Day present to a girl and has evolved into a 5-man band whose sweetly hypnotic song “Sleepyhead” found its way into a Palm Pixi ad and whose current tour has been selling out left and right, including the Tampa stop. I personally have the […]