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Laura Jane Grace Offers Advice for Those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

  • 2:27 pm Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

In case you didn’t know, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Recently, Grace spoke with Alternative Press about her own struggles with suicidal thoughts in a plea to offer help to those who are struggling as well.

The Against Me! singer’s main point of emphasis was to “Stay alive. Just stay alive!”

Obviously the issue of suicide is far more complicated and not that easy for those struggling with mental health issues, so Grace explained her own situation.

“I’m, in many ways, really thankful to have hit rock bottom, emotionally, in that sense — to have had like a suicidal nervous breakdown [More]

Vance Joy Climbs The Charts With ‘Lay it On Me’

  • 12:36 pm Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Sam

Big congrats in order for Australian heart throb Vance Joy! For the 2nd time he’s topping Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart with ‘Lay It On Me’. The last time he held that spot was with ‘Fire and the Flood’ from Dream Your Life Away in 2015, winch held the spot for 2 weeks. The song also just hit it’s peak on the Alternative Songs chart at #8!

Want to help Puerto Rico? Here’s where you can donate in Tampa Bay

  • 3:19 pm Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Sam

The devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria is overwhelming and it’s time for us to step up and help!! If you have extra hurricane supplies that you didn’t use this is a great way for you to help others who are struggling. The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has started their own relief effort called “Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.”

Fox 13 reported their locations you can donate along with what necessities are needed:

baby and adult pain relief medicine, baby formula, baby wipes, blankets, bottled water, canned and dry pet food, canned goods, canned milk, chainsaws, cots, crowbars, diapers, [More]

See The Sweet Birthday Card Andrew McMahon’s Daughter Gave Him

  • 12:58 pm Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Sam

Andrew McMahon and his wife Kelly have a 3-year-old daughter named Cecilia (get it now, Cecilia and the Satellite?!) and the sweet card she gave to her Dad on his 35th birthday is just THE BEST. With help from Mom, she listed all the things she loves about him. From ‘taking her to the coffee shop for a chocolate muffin’ to ‘spinning, running, and dancing with me’ they are pretty much all the reasons we would imagine for a cool dad like that! 

Pumpkin Truck Catches Fire, Closes Florida Highway

  • 12:54 pm Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Sam

It’s the first official day of fall and Florida sure knows how to kick it off with a bang. Fox 13 reports that a semi carrying pumpkins caught fire this morning in Pasco County. The crash and cleanup closed portions of south bound I-75 near state road 52 for hours causing huge backups. FHP reports that the semi was heading SB when it traveled into the gore. It continued for a few hundred feet before fire began taking over the truck. The driver, Lortatia Marshall, 44, miraculously escaped without injuries! FHP also says the damage to the road is [More]

WALK THE MOON Drop New Single ‘One Foot’, Video Filmed During Solar Eclipse

  • 11:13 am Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Sam

New music!! Today WALK THE MOON released a new single “One Foot” along with a music video. What’s amazing is that the video was planned to precisely coincide with the recent total solar eclipse. Shot in Joshua Tree National Park, the video had to be filmed with specialized lenses similar to the solar eclipse glasses we all had to wear!

WATCH: Foo Fighters join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke

  • 2:13 pm Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Sam

“He’s the guy from Nirvana?!!”

We all love the Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden but when you hear Foo Fighters is on it you KNOW it’s going to be good! The band drove around LA jamming out to their hits and reminiscing on everything from Dave’s broken leg to how the band got started. They even stop into a Guitar Center for a jam session on the drums!

The Foo Fighters dropped Concrete and Gold on September 15th, the first full-length album since Sonic Highways in 2014. They are also on tour but with no Florida [More]

Paramore perform stripped-down versions of ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Fake Happy’

  • 1:07 pm Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Sam

Before their set at Riot Fest in Chicago this past weekend, Paramore stopped for a stripped-down performance of “Hard Times’ and ‘Fake Happy’ that were equally amazing. 

Signing up for St. Pete Run Fest in the month of September supports Irma recovery efforts

  • 2:14 pm Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Sam

Have you heard about St. Pete Run Fest yet? It’s an awesome event that happens for many great causes! The two day festival includes running events, a Health & Wellness Market, local food, music and local craft beer. You can run a half marathon, sunshine city 5k or a kids race!

Fall Out Boy perform new song ‘The Last of the Real Ones’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

  • 1:06 pm Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Sam

Fall Out Boy performed their newest song from M A N I A ‘The Last of the Real Ones’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past Tuesday and we got even more excited for November. This is the third track we’ve received from the album which was originally going to be released this month but now will not be complete until January 19th.