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Stove Top Stuffing Release Expandable Waist Thanksgiving Pants

  • 9:37 am Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Sam

We’ve all been there. You’re STUFFED to the brim but the pumpkin pie is still calling your name. Then you see a pecan pie? Maybe I want seconds on sweet potatoes!? HOW WILL I EAT IT ALL?!? 

Bastille drop new single ‘World Gone Mad’

  • 2:29 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Sam

Earlier today Bastille dropped a new single and music video, ‘World Gone Mad’. The song is awesome but the video is even better! Since this single is also the lead single for the Netflix film Bright, it features actors Will smith and Joel Edgerton running the streets in post-apocalyptic Las Angeles. Dan Smith of Bastille emerges from a wrecked cop car and makes his way through the now violent and terrifying “world gone mad”. 

Sam talks Next Big Thing with Vance Joy

  • 12:57 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Sam

We are PUMPED to have Vance Joy on the lineup for Day 2 of Next Big Thing this year! I got to speak with him over the phone this week and we talked everything from birthday plans to new music!

Queens Of The Stone Age Add North American Tour Dates

  • 11:48 am Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Sam

Queens of the Stone Age are currently on the Villains World Tour in support of their latest album Villains released back in August.

Lucky for us, they JUST ANNOUNCED tour dates have been added for 2018 that include a stop in St. Petersburg at The Mahaffey Theater on May 2nd, 2018! They have support on the tour from Royal Blood, Ty Segall, Wolf Alice, and Eagles of Death Metal. The St. Pete stop will be with Wolf Alice.

Matty Healy teases new music coming soon from The 1975

  • 7:56 am Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Sam

The 1975 will release their third album Music For Cars next year but new music from them may be here sooner than that! 

Matty Healy teased us on Twitter Sunday that an EP may be in the works ahead of the release of the next album. 

Celebrate National Sandwich Day with these local deals

  • 2:29 pm Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by Sam

Lots of local deals to celebrate National Sandwich Day!

Sam interviews Wesley form The Lumineers

  • 12:47 pm Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by Sam

This week I spoke with Wesley, lead singer of The Lumineers! It’s been 6 years since the band came to Tampa so we talked Next Big Thing,  their incredible tour stops with Tom Petty, and of course our obsession with Stranger Things!! 

Sam interviews A/J Jackson of Saint Motel

  • 3:01 pm Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Sam

Saint Motel are performing on Day 2 of Next Big Thing this year (Dec. 3rd)! Lead singer A/J Jackson called up the studio this week to give us some insight on their virtual-reality album ‘Destroyer’, what we can expect from the show, and even gave some us festival tips!

If you don’t have Next Big Thing tickets yet make sure you score some here!


Weezer Announce Co-headlining Summer 2018 Tour with Pixies

  • 10:52 am Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Sam

We’re the FIRST STOP!

Weezer just dropped their 11th album Pacific Daydream last week and TODAY announced a huge summer tour with Pixies!  They’ll be coming to the Amphitheatre June 23rd next year.  

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 may have just gotten Taco Bell to reveal a new menu item

  • 7:59 am Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Sam

On October 29th, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 innocently tweeted his feelings on fast food taco joints and french fries.