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INTERVIEW: Tampa emcee Gatsby talks opening for Curren$y, pro wrestling, and goals for his next release

Words and photos by Guillermo Novoa  Born in Honolulu, bred in Tampa, Robert “Gatsby” Ferdinand is one of the many acts emerging in the area hip hop scene. With music always being a focal point in his life, the 25-year-old decided to pursue it as a career just two years ago. He has  opened up for ASAP […]

Royal Thunder @ Crowbar

LOOK: Royal Thunder at Crowbar – 8.1.14

Royal Thunder closed out the evening with a solid set of music, with perhaps a touch of fire-in-the-belly classic rock. Great stuff. Check out some photos here.

O'Brother @ Crowbar

LOOK: O’Brother at Crowbar – 8.1.14

Man, these guys are good. Every once in a while, you see a band for the first time that gets you excited about music the way you did way back when you were just starting to go to shows. That was the case here with O’Brother last week at Crowbar. They have an ability to […]

Survay Says plays Epic Problem in Tampa, Florida on July 19, 2014. | Photo by Nicole Kibert ©

LOOK: The Last Slice + Survay Says at Epic Problem 07.19.14 (The Help A Band Out Edition!)

Photos by Nicole Kibert © You know what absolutely fucking blows? Getting your shit broken into and then stolen. And Tulsa, Oklahoma exporters of all things ska and good times had just that happened to them, it looks like they made the most of it at their show at Epic Problem in Tampa, Florida on […]

David Lopez enjoys an afternoon at the Bro Bowl at Perry Harvey Park in downtown Tampa.

It’s official. They’re tearing it down. U Mad Bro (Bowl)?

Front page image via TBO.com The dream is over. Even after securing the Bro Bowl‘s place on the National Register of Historic Places, advocates for its preservation in its current location ceded defeat yesterday as Tampa City Coucil voted 5-0 in favor of demolishing (then rebuilding) the iconic Tampa landmark as part of a $6.9 […]

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SUMMER JAMS: A running thread of everything you need to know and hear before Summer Jam 10

It’s no secret anymore. One of our favorite summertime festivals is calling it quits, and before Summer Jam officially closes the door on what has become our favorite weekend of the season, that doesn’t mean we’re just going to roll over and choke on our own tears. Oh, no way. SUB AP! CAL: SUMMER JAM […]

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INTERVIEW: DJ Lesage talks about his trance roots, expanding ODS, hosting Tony Touch tomorrow, more

Words and photos by Guillermo Novoa It’s been over three years since Tampa residents and hip hop enthusiasts were first introduced to the weekly service on the Sabbath known as Ol’ Dirty Sundays. The Crowbar-hosted event has certainly seen its fair amount of growth since first co-devised by Florida born and bred, beat junkie Aaron […]

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INTERVIEW: Orpheum’s Lazy Dufrain talks Southern Darkness Fest, shoe hoarding, and why he loves his family

Yes, you are seeing that photo correctly. It is Orpheum owner/operator Jerry “Lazy” Dufrain playing guitar with Japanese space punks Peelander-Z, living out that Geico commercial we all identify with so well. The picture also sums up Dufrain, 44, in a nutshell. “I never understood why I couldn’t love rock and disco” he wrote in […]

GatsbyPwing

INTERVIEW: Tampa emcee Gatsby talks opening for Curren$y, pro wrestling, and goals for his next release

Words and photos by Guillermo Novoa  Born in Honolulu, bred in Tampa, Robert “Gatsby” Ferdinand is one of the many acts emerging in the area hip hop scene. With music always being a focal point in his life, the 25-year-old decided to pursue it as a career just two years ago. He has  opened up for ASAP […]

Royal Thunder @ Crowbar

LOOK: Royal Thunder at Crowbar – 8.1.14

Royal Thunder closed out the evening with a solid set of music, with perhaps a touch of fire-in-the-belly classic rock. Great stuff. Check out some photos here.

O'Brother @ Crowbar

LOOK: O’Brother at Crowbar – 8.1.14

Man, these guys are good. Every once in a while, you see a band for the first time that gets you excited about music the way you did way back when you were just starting to go to shows. That was the case here with O’Brother last week at Crowbar. They have an ability to […]

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