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GMF 2017: Locality Rules, Cage the Elephant Torches the Stage, and Ryan Adams Teaches Photographer a Lesson

  • 2:47 pm Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Gasparilla Music Festival 2017 Review

In what has become Tampa’s most buzzworthy and locally centric festival, Gasparilla Music Festival continued to build on the foundation they built 7 years ago, while also spreading its wings to national attention. Some of the best local bands shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock, in the form of Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams. Artists like Chronixx and Ghostface Killah, who would be a rare sight in Tampa otherwise, made highly anticipated appearance. Local food and beverage vendors stole the show for some fans. Cigar City Brewing served as the title beer sponsor and even brewed up [More]

Going to Gasparilla Music Festival? Don’t Miss These Acts!

  • 3:00 pm Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams headline Gasparilla Music Festival

Cage the Elephant- They haven’t played many, if any, live shows since their massive Grammy win for Best Rock Album, so expect some of that jubilation to trickle into their already electric live performances. No stranger to 97X, the Kentucky native rockers are always known to put on a great show. Most fans haven’t had a chance to see them live since their latest Grammy winning album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, was released, so now is the time.

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Ryan Adams- 16 albums and a heartbreaking divorce later, Ryan Adams may have just released his best album yet. He’s had [More]

Cage the Elephant, Ryan Adams to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

  • 2:42 pm Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Cage the Elephant to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

Coming off of a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, Cage The Elephant are ready to rock Curtis Hixon Park during the 6th installment of the annual Gapsarilla Music Festival. The locally grown music festival has grown following through grassroots marketing efforts and highly respectable lineups. Past artists to take the GMF stage include Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, The Flaming Lips, Mutemath, Jr. Jr. (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR.), Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell, Ozomatli, Ms Mr, and Erykah Badu, among many others. This year’s headliners of Cage the Elephant, who is coming off a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, and [More]

97X Favorites Highlight Grammy Nominations

  • 5:29 am Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Cage The Elephant, The 1975, Blink 182, and Weezer, or in other words, some of our listeners’ favorite artists, have been nominated for Grammys in 2017. To the surprise of many, Twenty One Pilots grabbed a half dozen or so, most notably Record of the Year (“Stressed Out”), Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance (“Stressed Out”, and Best Rock Performance (“Heathens”). Panic! At The Disco is up for one of the biggest awards of the night with a nod in the Best Rock Album category for Death of a Bachelor. They will also face off with The 1975, who [More]