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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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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 […]

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LOOK: Ladies Only at Fubar 07.18.14 (Feat. DEA + Bri Beats + Queen Of Ex + Malibu & Lisa + Figment + Asher)

Photos by Brian Mahar © The double-X chromosome held a takeover of DTSP’s Fubar on July 18, 2014, and Brian Mahar was on hand to grab some shots of DEA, Bri Beats, Queen Of Ex, Malibu & Lisa, Figment, and Asher, which you can see below. Post by Suburban Apologist.

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LOOK: Heyrocco + Black Coast Royals + Acting Natural at Fubar 07.17.14

Photos by Brian Mahar © Hey, you know what we like? Shitty demos. And that’s exactly what we’ve got streaming below care of South Carolina power-pop revivalists Heyrocco, who stopped through Fubar in St. Peterburg, Florida on July 17, 2014 for a show alongside Black Coast Royals and Act Natural. Brian Mahar, naturally, was on […]

Won't Be Arsed play Octave in St. Petersburg, Fla. on July 12, 2014. | Photo by Brian Mahar ©

LOOK: Sea Of Storms + Won’t Be Arsed at Octave 07.12.14

Photos by Brian Mahar © Free shows are a no-brainer. In a world where so many people complain about having to pay covers (which support these touring, plus hardworking local bands), it’s a wonder when no one goes out to catch a free set from a band that drove miles and miles to come play. […]

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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