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Past Pups and Bands from the Next Big Thing Puppy Pen

  • 2:43 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

In recent years the PUPPY PEN has been a staple backstage at Next Big Thing. Adoptable pups from Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Resource Center get to hang with listeners and the bands. Talk about some ~pre-show pet therapy~. Should we bring it back this year? UMMMM YES OF COURSE SILLY QUESTION SAM. 

A bumper sticker we all can agree on: ‘I Hate 275’

  • 12:48 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

Designer and illustrator Corey Danks recently posted in the Tampa Reddit forum  a sticker he made that I think we all may be buying. It’s so simple, yet says so much.

‘I hate 275’. 

Sarasota vlogger is back with more Siesta Key rants

  • 12:36 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Sam

Have you been keeping up the show? MTV’s very fake reality show filmed here in Siesta Key? Probably not. That’s why we have Louie Carey! The Sarasota vlogger went viral after his first rant about the show and he hasn’t stopped since.

3. NBT Bands: Where Are They Now?

  • 12:47 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Sam

You may not remember ‘Flickerstick’ but WE KNOW you remember 30 Seconds to Mars! A few NBT bands: then and now.

The Clique is freaking out because Josh Dun may have shaved his head

  • 12:03 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Sam

You’d think it’d be a cool enough story that Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots went to see his buddy Brendon Urie perform on Broadway in Kinky Boots right?

Somebody recorded a bug headbanging to death metal

  • 5:29 pm Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Sam

Guttural Extreme posted the video to their Facebook. This bug is out here living it’s best bug life. 

Green Day, Pete Wentz, Lorde, and more react to events in Charlottesville

  • 2:05 pm Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Sam

We all watched in horror over the weekend as alt-right violence and protests broke out in Charlottesville. We witnessed racism and hatred we once believed and hoped was a thing of the past. That anger and emotion spread quickly around the world as the nightmare on Virginia’s campus escalated. That included many of the bands and artists we love.

4 Throwback Next Big Thing Logos

  • 1:36 pm Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Sam

Weeeelllll I couldn’t just stop at 6 could I???? So many great ones!! Take a scroll through some of our classic NBT art and send us some pics of YOUR old NBT merch!!

5 Years of Next Big Thing Crowd Shots

  • 1:32 pm Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Sam

Some crowd shots from the past 5 years!

7 Most Memorable NBT Moments

  • 1:03 pm Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Sam

You NBT17 announcement is happening SOON! In celebration of that, let’s look back on some of our finest moments. Shall we?