Send off Summer with the Alternative-Reggae Sounds of Iration at The Beacham on September 1, 2013

Alternative-Reggae group Iration will be in concert at The Beacham on September 1, with openers Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth, and Micah Brown.

IrationIration hails from Hawaii, via California. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox) and Adam Taylor (Bass). They have released two full-length albums – Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007) – as well as three EP’s – New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011).

On July 2, they released their newest album, Automatic, on their own label, and it’s currently in the top 5 of Billboard’s Reggae chart.

Tickets are $17 for general admission floor, and $25 for balcony. They can be purchased online at Ticketfly. The Beacham is located at 46 N. Orange Ave in downtown Orlando.

To get you in the mood for the show, here is a video for the title track “Automatic,” featuring personal footage shot by the band while on the road:


Molotov To Headline 2013 Jagermeister Music Tour at The Beacham in Orlando on July 30, 2013

Molotov Jagermeister Music Tour at The BeachamMexican rock artists Molotov will kick off the Jagermeister Music Tour at The Beacham in Orlando on July 30, 2013.

Sometimes regarded as the Latin version of Rage Against the Machine, Molotov blends rock and hip hop, while the lyrics – rapped in both Spanish and English – address social and political issues.

Tickets are $23 for general admission floor or $45 for balcony, and can be purchased online or at The Beacham. This show is 18 and over.

The Beacham is located at 46 N. Orange Ave in downtown Orlando.

Here is a video for the band’s song, “Yofo”:

Ice Cube at The Beacham in Downtown Orlando on June 5, 2013

Ice CubeIn recent years, most people have come to know Ice Cube as an actor. But he was first a definitive voice in the history of rap music.

A founding member of N.W.A., he wrote some of the group’s most popular songs, like “Straight Outta Compton” and “Fu*k Tha Police.” He then went on to a successful solo career, selling more than 10 million albums.

And it’s that Ice Cube that will be performing at The Beacham in downtown Orlando on June 5.

Tickets to see this music legend are $25 general admission and $35 for balcony (standing), in advance. Table seating is additional.

The Beacham is located at 46 N. Orange Ave.

Orlando Concert Highlights for December 2012

A lot of great music coming to Orlando in December. Here are our picks for the ones you should check out:

December 01 – Everclear with Eve 6 – The Social
Both Everclear and Eve 6 hit the charts in the late 90s and early 2000s. The former with songs like “Santa Monica” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.” The latter with songs like “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night.”
Tickets: $20 – $35

December 01 – Fuel with Filter and Lit – House of Blues
Fans of late 90s alt-rock will enjoy these three bands, all which had hits on the charts during that decade. Fuel hit the charts several times, most notably with “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).” Filter rocked the charts with “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” and Lit also had several hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.”
Tickets: $23

Metalocalypse: Dethklok

December 02 – Richard Marx – Plaza Live
In the late 80s and early 90s, Richard Marx was king of the pop power ballad. He has had 13 of his songs hit #1 on the charts and he’s sure to play all of them and more during this show.
Tickets: $39.50

December 04 – Metalocalypse: Dethklok – House of Blues
Another of the WJRR “Blizzard of Rock Series,” this show features the fictional band from the Cartoon Network animated series. Think of this as Spinal Tap for the death metal crowd.
Tickets: $38.50

Read more

Orlando Concert Highlights for September 2012

A lot of great music coming to Orlando in September. Here are our picks for the ones you should check out:

 

… Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias …

September 2 – Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias – Amway Center
Two of the biggest names in Latin pop are hitting the road together and the tour brings them to Orlando this month. Get your dance shoes on for this show.
Tickets: $27.50-$147

September 2 – K92 All-Star Acoustic Jam – Hard Rock Live
Country artists like Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker, Lonestar, and Thompson Square, will take the stage in a concert to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Tickets: $39-$65

September 2 – Pepper with The Supervillains – House of Blues
This American reggae band has toured with the likes of 311 and The Wailers, and this year they were one of the Warped Tour headliners. Orlando’s The Supervillains opens the show.
Tickets: $27.50

September 6 – (hed)PE – The Social
(hed)PE have mixed socio-political lyrics with hardcore rock music into hits for over a decade. This all-ages show is sure to turn the venue into a mosh pit down front.
Tickets: $20

September 7 – Owl City – The Beacham
Owl City, also known to friends and family as Adam Young, ruled the airwaves four years ago with the song “Fireflies.” If you want a concert full of feel good pop tunes, this is it.
Tickets: $22-$32

Read more

Orlando Concert Highlights for August 2012

A lot of great music coming to Orlando in August. Here are our picks for the ones you should check out:

August 03 – Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks – Amway Center
Stewart’s career has spanned five decades and Nicks’ career has spanned four. Stewart has sung many classics from “Maggie May” to the standards he’s covered in recent years. Nicks has had an amazing career both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. Between the two, there are so many hits, you won’t go away disappointed.
Tickets: $45-$145

Ted Nugent

August 05 – GIGANT3S feat. Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis & Marc Anthony – Amway Center
Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis, and Chayanne are three of the biggest names in Latin music, and they’re bringing their hits to Orlando in the middle of a 14-city tour. If you like Latin pop, this is a must-see tour.
Tickets: $66-$201

August 05 – Ted Nugent – House of Blues
As a solo artist and a member of 80s supergroup Damn Yankees, Nugent has recorded numerous hits in the last four decades. He’s one of the most popular rock guitarists alive and if you go, bring earplugs, because he likes to play extremely loud.
Tickets: $25.50

August 07 – Lindsey Buckingham – Plaza Live
Though best known as a member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has had several solo hits, as well. This show is nearly sold out, so don’t wait to get your tickets.
Tickets: $32.50-$100

August 08 – Aaron Neville – Plaza Live
Aaron Nevile has been performing since the early 60’s, and his latest CD finds him returning to his gospel roots. Neville has one of the most distinctive voices to come out of New Orleans. Opening will be Beth McKee.
Tickets: $25-$65

August 11 – Less Than Jake – The Beacham
Gainesville natives Less Than Jake are bringing their 20th Anniversary tour to The Beacham downtown. Opening this all ages rock show are Whole Wheat Bread, The Attack, and You Blew It!
Tickets: $20-$35

August 17 – Brian Culbertson & David Sanborn – Plaza Live
Brian Culbertson is a multi-instrumentalist who likes the funky side of jazz. David Sanborn is one of the best saxophonists and has won six Grammy Awards over his almost 40 year career. A great night of jazz is to be had at this show.
Tickets: $36-$56

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

August 17 – Steve Vai – House of Blues
A master of the guitar, Vai has pushed the boundaries of the instrument for almost 30 years. He plays the fine line between technical ability and emotional playing with ease. If you love guitar, this is a show not to miss.
Tickets: $27

August 28 – Big Time Rush – Amway Center
If you have a teen girl who watches Nickelodeon, chances are she’s a fan of BTR. The quartet is huge with teens and kids, and tickets are very pocket friendly priced. Australian pop star Cody Simpson will open the show.
Tickets: $18.50-$57.50

August 28 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd – House of Blues
He met Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was seven, and ever since, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been one of the best blues rock guitarists of his generation. He can go from traditional blues to more melodic rock without missing a beat.
Tickets: $25

May 2012 Concert Highlights for Orlando

May 2012 is a busy month for musical artists bringing their tours through Orlando. Here’s our picks for shows to check out:

May 3 – The Fray – Hard Rock Live – $41.50-$76.50
This American band is often compared to England’s Coldplay due to the use of the piano as the lead instrument in their sound. They are currently touring for their third CD, Scars andStories.

..|: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

May 3 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Amway Center – $35-$85
Hailing from nearby Gainesville, Florida, Petty and his band have spent the last several decades helping to shape the sound of American rock’n’roll. In 2002, they were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for doing so. They don’t tour very often anymore, so this is a rare chance to catch them live.

May 4 – All American Rejects – The Beacham – $25/$40
This pop punk band behind hits like “Gives You Hell” is back together and touring. Opening forthem is A Rocket To The Moon.

May 4 – Nickelback – Amway Center – $44-$88.50
Everyone claims to hate them, but their songs still dominate the charts and radio airplay, so they are laughing all the way to the bank. Also on this tour are Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days.

May 4 – Rusted Root – Plaza Live – $20 advance/$25 day of
One of the biggest jam bands to come out of the 90s, Rusted Root just celebrated their 20th anniversary together. They’re still going strong, with a new CD called Fortunate Freaks, due in stores this summer.

May 6 – Megadeth – Hard Rock Live – $30-$60
Forming Megadeth after a short stint with Metallica, frontman Dave Mustaine elevated his band to the top ranks of the metal genre. Don’t miss your chance to rock out to one of the original masters of the mosh pit. Lacuna Coil opens

May 7 – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Hard Rock Live – $30-$45
He rose to fame as lead guitarist of bands like Guns ‘n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, but even on hisown, Slash has command of the six-string that makes others weep in envy. He has a brand new CD due in stores later this month.
Read more

The Social and The Beacham Concert Highlights for April 2012

Here’s some of our picks for shows not to miss at neighboring venues The Social and The Beacham for April 2012:

...|: Drive By Truckers

April 6 – Andrew W.K. – $20/$35
Andrew brings his high energy level rock show to The Beacham on this year’s tenth anniversary tour. Expect lots of headbanging.

April 13 – Drive By Truckers – $20/$25
The jam-band rock of Drive By Truckers rolls their country-soul-blues sound into The Beacham for a show on Friday the 13th.

April 14 – Los Amigos Invisibles – $20/$25
This Grammy-nominated band blends salsa, funk and acid-jazz into a wild blend that has gotten people dancing in over 60 countries. Their show at The Social should be no different.

April 19-22 – Florida Music Festival – $25
Held across several downtown venues, this year’s installment includes the llikes of Filter, Candlebox, The Dirty Heads, Seven Nations and more. Each night’s wristband grants you clubhopping access to all 10 venues participating. For more info check out the floridamusicfestival.com website.

For more information on these and other upcoming shows, visit thesocial.org. The Social is located at 54 North Orange Ave in Orlando.The Beacham is located right next door.

Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for March 23, 2011

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading:

The Orlando Weekly has a cool write-up about the Geek Easy, a lounge by the folks who own A Comic Shop in Winter Park.

Shari Sushi Lounge in Thornton Park is the focus of a review by Pulse of Central Florida.

Scott Joseph reviews the Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria.

The Daily City reviews the play Circle Mirror Transformation, currently playing at the Mad Cow Theater.  The Orlando Sentinel also reviews it.

Jim Abbott at the Orlando Sentinel reviews the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings show at The Beacham.

Stay at the Orlando Sentinel to read Heather McPherson’s review of the food at SeaWorld’s Viva La Musica.

Have you written something about Orlando online, or have you read something worth sharing? Drop us a note with the link and we could share it here next week.

House of Pain Brings 20th Anniversary Tour to The Beacham

A few weeks ago, I found out via Kelly Fitzpatrick that the Tabu was being reverted back to The Beacham Theater, in a new partnership involving the folks from next door’s The Social.

Well, this partnership seems to be paying off, with a new show booked for The Beacham in March.

In the early-90s, an Irish-styled American hip hop trio by the name of House of Pain had a huge hit with “Jump Around.” After a few albums, lead rapper Everlast split from DJ Lethal and Danny Boy to do his own solo thing.

This year, the trio has decided to reunite, and their 20th Anniversary tour will be making a stop at The Beacham on March 31, 2011. Tickets are $20/$25 and go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10am.

Scroll To Top