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Where to get sandbags in Tampa Bay

  • 3:18 pm Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 by Sam

Hurricane Michael may not be giving us a direct hit but flooding and storm surge could still be MAJOR problems for parts of Tampa Bay.  Fox 13 posted a list today of the local spots to grab sandbags. Still nothing listed for Pinellas but we will update you!!

Weird Al joins Weezer on stage to perform Africa

  • 8:28 pm Sunday, August 12th, 2018 by Cory

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

What started out as a fan driven dream of Weezer covering Toto’s Africa took the world by storm! When Weezer finally accepted the request it was amazing! Then Toto returned the favor by covering Weezer’s Hash Pipe and that was total bliss. NOW, we have special guests joining Weezer to sing along.

Weird Al jumps on stage, around the 2:45 mark, to help with the guitar/accordion solo and backup vocals. Like where do we go from here? It’s only right that we have a Weezer and Toto tour by 2020

Twenty One Pilots Release Music Video for ‘Nico and the Niners’

  • 12:17 pm Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by Sam

TODAY things got even better with the release of the music video for ‘Nico and the Niners’. According to their Twitter this is ‘part two of a three part story from Trench. ||-//’. Wonder what part three will be like!!

Paramore gets a little Stranger

  • 9:18 am Saturday, July 7th, 2018 by Cory

While Paramore was playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, they were accompanied by Gaten Matarazzo, everyone’s favorite lovable character Dustin Henderson from Netflix’s Stranger Things. Together with sister Sabrina and brother Carmen, they sang along to ‘Misery Business’ and it was awesome!

Gaten and Sabrina are in a band called Work In Progress and have covered this song before and that how Hayley found out and invited him to crash their show anytime. They also have covered songs by Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters. Perhaps we’ll be playing Work In Progress one day.

Here is their original cover of ‘Misery Business’

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Dave Grohl has another fall at Florida Foo Fighters show

  • 10:52 am Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by Sam

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters is certainly no stranger to falling as we can all remember when he famously shattered his leg during a show in Sweden in 2015. Is that going to change anytime soon? Nope! Not when you rock as hard as he does!

Would you stand in this ‘airplane saddle seat’ if it was cheaper?

  • 8:59 am Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by Sam

According to Co.Design  this was created by an Italian aerospace interior design company meant to allow airlines to fit more passengers in a smaller space and would be a super-economy class. The ‘Skyrider 2.0’ keeps people almost completely upright while providing only some back support. So, you’re basically standing.

There is no final decision yet if these will go anywhere, we only know that you would have to be desperate and pretty much insane to want to fly like this. Would you?

Read more here.

The Twitter response was hilarious and an overwhelming No.

Record Store Day 2018

  • 1:17 pm Saturday, April 21st, 2018 by Cory

Record Store Day 2018 is upon us!!! I saw so many RSD exclusives and was even able to complete a collection of my own. We were out at Daddy Kool Records again this year and saw so many people walk out with cool new music.

What exclusives did you get? Did you happen to see something that you think someone else would love? Let us know!

Okeechobee Music Fest Day 2 – Misterwives, Snoop Dogg w/The Roots & more

  • 1:07 pm Sunday, March 4th, 2018 by elipps

Waking up to day 2 of


The rest of the day called for exploring the festival. There was so much to do, we didn’t even know where to start. From parties on the beach and ferries wheels, to body marbling. 


After a quick nap and spending some time making a glitter beard, it was time to see the legendary Snopp Dogg perform with The Roots! It was a performance for the books. He even had a mascot version of himself hyping him up on stage. The highlight of the show was Snoop ending the [More]

Music Festival Tips – How to Make a GLITTER BEARD

  • 12:11 pm Sunday, March 4th, 2018 by elipps

When you’re in the portal at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival glitter is EVERYTHING! 

 We all know beards are in, but what about GLITTER BEARDS? Here’s how you add can sparkle to your favorite beard.


Step 1: Buy all the glitter 
Step 2: Find a beaded man

Step 3: Primer with Vaseline (this is key) 

Step 4: Add glitter with a brush 

Step 5: If you think you’ve added enough glitter, add more

Step 6: Admire your masterpiece

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Judah & The Lion’s Okeechobee performance knocked our heads off…and his.

  • 12:56 pm Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 by elipps

Day 1 of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival felt like a dream! As soon as we entered the portal we were transported into a new world of music and good vibes.  


Judah & the Lion kicked it off with an unreal performance including a cover of Mr. Brightside!


We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end Day 1 then with Foster the People. The music was electric and Mark Foster’s dance moves were on point.  


Check out all the photos here! If day 1 was that amazing, we cannot wait for day [More]