SO FLO ROCKS FOR CHARITY! Billy Joel Band to reunite for Diamond Angels Fairy Tale Ball!

October 15, 2014 in SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce an exciting addition to the Fairy Tale Ball entertainment lineup! The surviving members of Billy’s band, who haven’t played together in 20 years as a result of various life events, will reunite and perform at the Diamond Angels Fairy Tale Ball to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

The members who’ll be appearing at the event are Liberty DeVitto on drums, Russell Javors on guitar, Richcie Cannata on saxophone and Nick Dimichino on bass in place of the late Doug Stegmeyer. These are the guys that brought you hits like ‘Only the Good Die Young,’ ‘New York State of Mind,’ ‘Miami 2017,’ ‘The Entertainer,’ and of course, who could forget, ‘Piano Man’!

You may be wondering who will be singing lead vocals? No, not Billy, but Mike DelGuidice. DelGuidice is Billy’s current backing vocalist and rhythm guitar player, and when he’s not out on the road with Billy, he’s fronting his own amazing Billy Joel Tribute act, “Big Shot”. With Gin Blossoms and the Billy Joel Band, the Diamond Angels are presenting two amazing, chart busting acts in one terrific night of raising money for an awesome cause! Get your tickets now and don’t miss this very special evening of rock n’ roll!

Click here for details on the previous post announcing the Gin Blossoms as the headliner.

Click here for more information about how you can join us at this fabulous event and buy your tickets here! See you there!

Gin Blossoms to Headline the Diamond Angel Fairytale Ball to Benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (11/8/14)

October 1, 2014 in SO FLO ROCKS!, Uncategorized by rock6847

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The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce this year’s Fairy Tale Ball will be headlined by 90’s alternative pop/rock sensation, Gin Blossoms!

The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation is a volunteer membership support group formed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2004. The Diamond Angels serve as advocates for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to support its mission – to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, patient and family-centered care regardless of one’s ability to pay, with the goal of improving the health of the community it serves.

The Diamond Angels premiere event is the always memorable Fairy Tale Ball. Since the Inaugural Ball in the Fall of 2004, the Diamond Angels have hosted seven events that have raised over $1 million dollars for the Pediatric Oncology Unit and $1 million dollars towards the new Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and over another $1 million dollars for various other programs including building the free standing hospital that opened in 2011.

Last year, Joan Jett was the headliner talent for the Fairy Tale Ball and it was one of the most exciting evenings since the inception of the Ball. What made it even more spectacular was the fact that it was all for a very good cause. Here is a link to some images from last year’s event and below is a slideshow of the event.

In 1992, Gin Blossoms rose to fame with their very successful album, New Miserable… Experience which kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles like ‘Hey Jealousy’, ‘Allison Road’, ‘Until I Fall Away’, ‘Mrs. Rita’, ‘Til I Hear It From You’, ‘Lost Horizons’ and ‘Found Out About You’. The album took the airwaves by storm and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. With their next release in 1996, Congratulations I’m Sorry, the band went full mainstream. Having created their own unique blend of Pop & Rock, now referred to as Jangle-Pop, Gin Blossoms became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio.

Please join us as we welcome Gin Blossoms to the Fairy Tale Ball at the Diplomat Resort & Spa on November 8th 2014 for what will be a totally rockin’ evening, as we celebrate the 11th year of this wonderful event benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. See you there!!

Click here for more information about how you can join us at this fabulous event and buy your tickets here!  See you there!

VOYAGES OF RC 2013! The Discoveries, the Sights and the Sounds of 2013

December 25, 2013 in Now Stream This!, Performances, SO FLO ROCKS!, Voyages of Rock Cousteau by rock6847

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2013 was initially kicked off with what seemed like a truly intimate concert by Aaron Freeman, f/k/a Gene Ween. Aaron put Gene to rest and spread his solo wings to perform this one gig in South Florida. Our voyages continued with an exploration into the psychedelic sounds at Austin Psych Fest. Rewinding a bit into musical history, we caught the legendary trio, Crosby, Stills and Nash at Hard Rock Live Hollywood. Our 90’s alt rock roots would be shaken and stirred up a bit by the return of Filter to South Florida’s Culture Room. We watched the South Florida music scene blow up with amazing and talented musicians, supporting the efforts of one of our favorites, the Jacuzzi Boys.

Great young bands from all over the world would grace the stages of our favorite venues. Grizzly Bear put on a spectacular visual and sensory experience for us at the Fillmore Miami Beach. We saw new venues hit the scene with great local and regional talent, as Jacob Jeffries and others performed at C&I Studios in Ft. Lauderdale.

The young and the old would tour together for Americanarama at Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, as we witnessed one of the highlights of our concert going experiences for the year. Doing nearly a 180 on genres, we watched Marilyn Manson get freaky at the Fillmore in Miami. We swelled with pride as our local favorites, Jacuzzi Boys, opened for Metric at the Fillmore.

Our support of the local music scene would take us as far as West Palm Beach, where we enjoyed a variety of local talent at Respectable Street’s 26th Anniversary Block Party on Clematis Street. Continuing our exploration, we traveled to one of our favorite tiny venues and celebrated the release of the Jacuzzi Boys’ self-titled album, along with the burgeoning careers of new bands, like Shark Valley Sisters at Churchill’s Pub in Miami.

Never a dull moment during 2013, we returned our support to bands that begun in the 80’s and caught Depeche Mode as they filled the Sunrise BB&T Center.

Certainly, another highlight event for us was the unique pairing of Jeff Beck with Brian Wilson at Hollywood’s Hard Rock Live. Opinions and emotions about this show were all over the place, but regardless of what anyone may have thought, the show was magical.

The year wouldn’t come to a close without seeing some more amazing acts. Dr. Dog returned to South Florida, but the experience everyone anticipated was the impromptu announcement that Arcade Fire would perform before Halloween as The Reflektors in Little Haiti’s Cultural Center in Miami. November brought us an eclectic triple header with Blowfly, Jacuzzi Boys and Torche at Churchill’s Pub in Miami.

2013 would slowly wind down with a few more memorable performances by Nine Inch Nails at the BB&T Center, along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and a few members from the band, Night Ranger, for a charitable gig to raise funds for the Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital.

And finally, 2013 would be topped off like a cherry on a sundae with 80’s alternative favorite and former Smith’s member, Johnny Marr at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale.

Our 2013 wrap-up also includes a compilation of all the new releases we found compelling enough to include in year-end playlist. We broke all the playlist rules and included over 255 tracks of 2013’s new, original releases. See the Spotify playlist below.

As always, Rock Cousteau will remain on the scene, keep our noses clean and continue to dive into the depths of the musical ocean to expose only the greatest sounds for your listening pleasure.

VOYAGES OF RC! Blowfly, Jacuzzi Boys and Torche – An Eclectic Triple Header! @ Churchill’s Pub, Miami, FL (11/8/13)

November 10, 2013 in Now Stream This!, Performances, SO FLO ROCKS!, Voyages of Rock Cousteau by rock6847

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On the heels of their U.S. tour w/ Wavves + King Tuff, but before heading off to Berlin in the morning to kick off their European Tour, Jacuzzi Boys gave their hometown fans a treat for the eyes and ears at Churchill’s Pub in Miami. The evening would include an eclectic trio of funk, garage and metal bands, in that order. Folks were pumped not only to give their favorite local band a heroes welcome, but a hearty send-off, too. Having followed the Jacuzzi Boys for some time now, it comes as no surprise that they would put an evening of this magnitude together.

As we enter Churchill’s, Blowfly, Jacuzzi Boys and Torche are selling their merch by the entrance; people are milling about, swapping stories; and the alcohol is flowing. Before the JBs take the stage, we get the rare opportunity to get down and get funky with everyone’s favorite dirty, funk band, Blowfly. Having been a secret Blowfly fan for all these years, we were overjoyed to be a part of their special album release party forBlack in the Sack. Mr. Blowfly, a 74 years young, gets the chance to show this youthful crowd what it’s like to gracefully age, “funky style.”

Blowfly’s drummer, wearing a glittery mask, gives Blowfly a warm welcome and eventually, he emerges from the back of Churchill’s wearing his signature cape and mask. As he ambles to the stage, we are all mystified by this wise, yet truly captivating man. His eminence takes the stage and we are all completely at his mercy. While preferring to serenade the ladies, this demented James Brown makes a point to connect with both males and females in the audience.   Imagine Michael Jackson and Clash tunes with the most explicit lyrics you can think of.  Yes, that’s Blowfly.  Our live music experiences were enhanced by the performance of songs like,  ‘Funky Party,’ ‘I Believe My Dick Can Fly,’ ‘Rap Dirty,’ and my favorite, ‘Should I F*ck That Big Fat Ho.’  His lyrics are totally hysterical and we couldn’t stop laughing for almost the entire set. See the videos below. Simply the perfect preamble to the Jacuzzi Boys.

Ahhhh, the Jacuzzi Boys. Danny, the bassist, and I spoke a bit about the previous tour and I asked him about what he thought were his most memorable stops along the way. While immediately recalling New York and Chicago, he was admittedly reluctant to specify just one city and said they were all pretty awesome. He mentions that they are leaving for Berlin, in the early morning, to kick off their European tour. I was slightly amazed that they were pulling off this late night venture at Churchill’s before heading off to Europe in the morning for their 30 day tour. When asked what city he most looked forward to getting to, he quickly replied, “Paris”. Paris just loves the Jacuzzi Boys and they have shown their love of this endearing band with sold-out shows. We look forward to hearing all about their travels upon their return.

Fans begin to congregate around the stage before the JBs take their spot. The Jacuzzi Gals seem pleased that they can return to their comfort zone, stage left. Everything is fitting neatly into place. The Jacuzzi Boys get better and better with every performance. This show was no exception. Gabriel’s guitar licks were tight, Danny’s bass was phat and Diego’s percussive skills were right on. The JB’s played may of their classic tunes and sprinkled in tunes from their excellent and the latest self-titled album. The crowd was rowdy and momentum continued to build up as the set went on.

Watching the Jacuzzi Gals dance on stage brought a “virtual” tear to my eye, but watching dudes stand on stage in front of the band to take pictures with their cell phones, not so cool. Did I mention the huge mosh pit that developed during the set? It would hardly have been a surprise if fists began to fly, but narry a hand was aggressively laid upon another. Was I scared? Absolutely not! I found it simply exciting to be a part of this human experience and I couldn’t thank Churchill’s Pub enough for what I thought was one of the most entertaining nights of my life.

FESTIVALS! Coastline Festival 2013 Set Times – FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL (11/9) and Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm, FL (11/10)

November 6, 2013 in Festivals, SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

Everyone’s super pumped for the inaugural Coastline Festival. See the lineup and set times below for both Tampa and West Palm. Click here for more information about the festival.

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FESTIVALS! Coastline Festival 2013 FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL (11/9) and Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm, FL (11/10)

October 24, 2013 in Festivals, SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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Advance tickets are still available for the inaugural COASTLINE FESTIVAL taking place Saturday, November 9th at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL and Sunday, November 10th at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. Satisfy your craving for an all day music festival complimented by 2 stages, a wide array of food trucks, over 25 craft beers (including Florida’s own wildly popular hand craft brewers), and regionally renowned artists. COASTLINE FESTIVAL will have something for every one. Regardless of the type of ticket you buy, the Second Stage allows you to get up close and personal to the music!

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The lineup features:

Tampa:
Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, Blondfire, St. Lucia, The Royal Concept and just added The Neighbourhood.

West Palm:
Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Fitz & The Tantrums, Joy Formidable, Capital Cities, The Neighbourhood, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, St. Lucia, The Royal Concept

The Craft Beer Cove is like floating into a beer lovers dream, where Hopheads will enjoy a wonderland of authentic hand crafted brews featuring over 25 different selections from Florida’s elite craftsman and a sprinkling of some of the best craft beers from around the country. The Craft Beer Cove will feature both sampling and full glass servings.

Among the companies all scheduled to provide multiple craft beers for the Festival are a virtual who’s who of breweries including:

Tampa:
Cigar City Brewing – The finest brew Tampa has to offer. They use the highest quality ingredients and that is not just marketing jargon. If it makes better beer, they use it. They also strive to use local ingredients when and where they can. Not only do fresh local ingredients help make better beer, it helps to make beer that reflects the culture and heritage of Tampa Bay.

Florida Avenue Ales – An American wheat ale with a hint of lemon makes their beer light tasting and super refreshing; a special taste that says Florida. Florida Avenue Ale features American two row pale malt, malted wheat, Perle, German Hallertau and Tettnang hops. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical note reminiscent of tropical fruit. All of these flavors come together to create a crisp, thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for our unique Florida climate.

Tequesta Brewing Company.- Owner Matt Webster’s love affair with brewing beer began back in his college days, spent in Lakewood, Colo., a state where beer is more than just beer, and microbreweries can be found in every city. Since then, Webster has come a long way: from experimenting with a home-brew kit to a full-on brewery with 10 taps, and delighting avid beer lovers across South Florida.

Sweet Water Brewing Company – Atlanta brewers of 420 Extra Pale Ale, Sch’Wheat. IPA, Blue, Georgia Brown and the Catch and Release Seasonal Beer Series.

Kona Brewing Company – Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Magic Hat Brewery – The Magic Hat Brewery has been putting a performance into every bottle of beer since 1994. Today, the South Burlington, VT-based brewery is cranking out 400 bottles of beer every minute.

Widmer Brothers Brewing – Widmer Brothers Brewing of Poprtland Oregon proudly brews Widmer Hefeweizen – America’s Original Hefeweizen®, Drifter Pale Ale®, Rotator IPA Series®, Drop Top Amber Ale®, Nelson Imperial IPA®, and their popular seasonal line up “W” Brewmasters’ Release Series, Citra Blonde Summer Brew, OKTO, Pitch Black IPA, and Brrr. This publicly-held brewery employs over 150 people who are as passionate about quality craft beer.

Southern Tier Brewing Company – Southern Tier Brewing Company, based out of Lakewood, NY, is committed to providing delicious, accessible and unique products. Their mission is to provide customers with consistently fresh, clean, American craft ales and lagers that stand on their own merit. The brewery has grown to produce more than 60,000 barrels of beer annually. The hand crafted ales are now available in more than thirty States, as well as parts of Australia, Denmark, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Ontario, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom.

Abita Brewing Company – Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. We brew over 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer in our state-of-the-art brewing facility. Our lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews.

New Belgium Brewing Company – New Belgium Brewing Company is a regional brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It opened in 1991 after Jeff Lebesch, the brewery’s founder, took his homebrewing passion commercially. In 2011, it produced 712,800 barrels of its various labels. “People said we couldn’t grow an employee-owned brewery by being environmentally conscious, quality-focused and fun-driven. What we say: Want a Fat Tire?”

Lagunitas Brewing Company – The Lagunitas Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California. It was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. They are known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on their packaging.

Goose Island – Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery in Chicago. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.

West Palm: (as well as Vermont’s Magic Hat)
Due South Brewing Company – ue South Brewing Co is a distributing craft beer brewery located in Boynton Beach, FL. Due South is currently in over 200 bars and restaurants from Daytona Beach to Key West. This brewery is a dream a husband and wife team turned into a reality with the support of family, friends, and the dedicated, ever-growing, craft beer community of South Florida. For the Coastline Festival they are brewing up a special apricot pale ale named: Coastalicious.

Funky Buddah Brewery – Opened in June, 2013, this facility is the first of its kind in Broward County and the largest brewery in South Florida, capable of producing over 5000 barrels per year. A 30-barrel, three-piece brewhouse powers the brewery, feeding nearly 1000 gallons of beer per batch into four 60-barrel fermenters.Funky Buddah is committed to producing bold craft beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored technique. Their mantra is big, bold flavors, made exactingly with natural ingredients. So, for example, if we say a beer will taste like peanut butter and jelly, you can be sure you’ll smell and taste the fresh roasted peanuts and fruity berry jam. Continued . . .
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The Native Brewing Company – In1999, Adam Fine moved back home to his Native state with a mission to create and introduce Floridians to flavorful craft beer. Florida being a place with an environment unique to the rest of the country, Adam decided he needed to brew beers specifically guaged to the climate. Well balanced and flavorful yet not overpowering, he began with the Eleven Brown Ale. 10 years later with the craft movement in full swing in Florida, the Native Brewing Co. still provides some of the freshest local craft beer you can find in Florida.

Dogfish Head – Dogfish is a 30 barrel micro-brewery based in Lewes, Deleware. Ever since the summer of 1995, they have been brewing, cooking, selling and talking everything beer. Dogfish Head continues to grow today! They are now up to nearly 20 styles of beer that are sold in more than 25 states, and a half-dozen kinds of hand-crafted spirits.

Ballast Point Brewing Company – Ballast Point Brewing Company is one of San Diego’s Premiere Breweries. We love what we do, and we hope it shows. Since 1996, they have experimented, tasted, tested and kept on trying, every single day. That way we stay true to our dream: Real beer lovers making real, good beer.

Blue Point Brewing Company – Since 1998 they have been handcrafting some of the finest microbrews around. Their traditional 30-barrel English brew house in Patchogue, Long Island produces a complex portfolio of more than 15 tasty beers that have made them one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the United States.

Rooney’s Beer – The Rooney Family is no stranger to the beer and pub business. Their roots go back to the turn of the 20th Century when Dan Rooney opened the family’s first Pub on the corner of Corey and General Robinson Streets where Three Rivers Stadium later stood in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1933, the family entered the brewing business in Braddock, PA. Today, the family celebrates both its Celtic and Pittsburgh Pride with the next generation of brews starting with: Rooney’s Old Irish Ale.

Founders Brewing Company – Founders Brewing Company is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”

Inlet Brewing Company – IBC makes their beer with only the finest barley malt and hops that are free of any toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. By supporting organic products, They are making a positive environmental contribution.

Magic Hat – Vermont

Food Trucktopia will feature an eclectic mix from Mediterranean to Vegetarian and Argentinean cuisine. From soup to nuts and back again there is bound to be soething to please most anyone. It is a cornucopia of award-winning and taste-tempting performances set to heighten your Coastline Festival experience including:

Tampa:
Taco Bus – Taco Bus delivers the real taste of Mexico, with/or based on traditional recipes from every region of the country, each prepared daily with fresh ingredients in a custom kitchen. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features familiar favorites, daily specials and even a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections.

Bubba Q’s – BubbaQue’s BBQ only smokes the very best cuts of pork, beef and chicken. All of the side dishes are made fresh every day using the best old southern ingredients and recipes. Since BubbaQue’s BBQ was founded by “rednecks” in a redneck environment, they parody all things in that rural southern environment. It is truly meant as a compliment to that great southern hospitality—and good cooking as well.

Not Your Ordinary Food Truck – Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world. Serving Rare and exotic Meats, and hard to find bottled colas from all over the globe! Kangaroo, Wagyu, Snake, Gator, Turtle, Ostrich, Rabbit, Elk, Buffalo, Bison, Llama, Bear, Antelope, Alpaca, duck, etc….you find it here, as long as it is legal.

The Inside Scoop Italian Ice – Florida can get notoriously hot, so why not cool down with some sweet Italian Ice at The Inside Scoop! Their current flavors include Cappuccino, Cherry, Chocolate Thin Mint, Coconut, Lemon, Mango, Peach, Rainbow, Root Beer and many, many more! All Italian Ices are made homemade with real fruit juices and are dairy free!

Pitas On The Run – Pitas On The Run is a Mediterranean style mobile food truck that services the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. This type of cuisine is not only high in flavor but also high in health benefits. They offer a great menu including the beef and chicken Shawarma sandwich, Falafel vegetarian sandwich, homemade hummus and all kinds of tasty items such as waffle balls, gluten free wraps, pita chip nachos, veggie wraps, and many vegetarian dishes

The Dude & His Food – The Ultimate Prime Ribeye Sandwich Experience! It’s kind of like a Philly… only Better!!! The Dude takes a traditional sandwich and makes it better. Fresh Prime Rib ground and grilled to juicy perfection. Stuffed with only the best ingredients it brings you the freshest sandwich possible. Also specializes in: chicken steaks, Cheesesteaks, fries and various sides & deserts.

PAO Truck – The PAO Truck is the only Filipino Food Truck in Tampa Bay and they have participated in many events around town. Their menu features a variety of Filipino and Filipino-inspired dishes to suit your taste buds at an affordable price. They specialize in Filipino fusion such as chicken adobe sliders, pao burgers and more!

West Palm:
The Rolling Stove – The Rolling Stove has been ranked with the top trucks in the country serving up food with big flavor! Their jerk inspired comfort food is lip smacking good without all the burn. Famous for the
Dr. Pepper Braised jerk brisket sandwich, the sloppy stove or their Burger (it’s a Brisket & Short rib mix named one of the best in South Florida). Look for the Big Red Truck with all the flames on it!

Ms. Cheezious – Ms. Cheezious voted Best Food Truck in Miami, rolls out your favorite comfort food – grilled cheese sandwiches like mom used to make, only not quite as innocent! Not only will you indulge in classic melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese, Ms. Cheezious will also arouse your palate with signature specialties like the Crabby Cheese Melt. Get turned on by the many selections available to create your own mind-blowing sandwich.

Pescado Unidos – The Pescados Unidos menu is full of awesome options, like Giant Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Bacon Chipotle Aioli, Crab Taquitos w/ Tree ripened Avocado Crema, several different Fresh Ceviches, Conch Fritters, a Quinoa Salad w/ Coconut & Lime, and many more delicious dishes. Chef Kevin makes it clear that you can eat well from a food truck!

Che Grill – Che Grill was created in a burst of imagination and excitement as part of the first group of Food Trucks to venture and explore South Florida communities. Food Trucks were a novelty at the time and they wanted to bring authentic Argentine cuisine to this new culinary movement. And boy did they. Always a popular stop for any food truck aficionado.

Moty’s Grill – The menu is simple, healthy, fresh and affordable. They are famous for the falafel sandwich, made with fresh baked pita bread filled with crispy handmade Falafel patties, a middle eastern mix of chickpeas, cilantro, fresh spices and vegetables, deep fried in Canola oil. All the salads and sauces are freshly prepared every day using carefully selected ingredients to assure superior quality and freshness. They use only Kosher ingredients of the highest quality, and observe all the rules and practices of Kashrut; however, they are not Kosher certified by any authority.

Slow Food Truck – Slow food truck AkA So Freakin Tasty, was started three years ago by Chef Zach Schwartz. So Freakin Tasty features local and seasonal cuisine to all of South Florida. They focus on gourmet sandwiches and hand cut french fries.

Big Kahuna – Voted Best Ice Cream Truck in South Florida. Be sure to load up on some shaved ice, soft serve ice cream or just one of their classic ice cream novelties. Not your everyday Ice Cream Truck with lots of Gourmet, Funky, Kool and fun to eat treats. It’s Sweet tooth heaven!

BC Tacos – Not quite Jurassic, but they give you something unexpected by taking your standard taco and putting a spin on it. They run the gamut ranging from steak and chicken to your more unique mahi, bacon cheeseburger and pulled pork tacos. Indulge in one of their gourmet tacos like The Hunter, The T-Rex or The Prehistoric Pulled Pork.

Gozen Yogurt – Gozen Yogurt has yogurt machines mounted on the outside of the truck! Patrons can walk up, grab a cup, and decide which or how many of the 8 delicious flavors they want. The next step is to add your favorite toppings from our one-of-a-kind mobile refrigerated topping station

Isle of Art is a way for festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the region in Florida’s progressive art scene. Coastline Festival’s “Isle of Art” brings a unique perspective to the Festival scene. Art touches the soul of Coastline and allows festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the region in Florida’s progressive art scene including:

Tampa:
Fenix Rising – Fenix delves into her art with various materials such as acrylics, metallics, and chalks. Her work finds it’s way out of her creative mind, and into a collective artwork which may be found on a variety of surfaces. Fenix wields her creativity from the depths of her soul, and corners of her imagination that house many influences from the Day of the Dead, Art Nouveau, women and nature.

Pale Horse – Bent on illustrating a colorful world, filled with mythology, ancient civilizations, alchemy, pro wrestling, heavy metal, altered states & mystical creatures, Pale Horse is constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of his work, blurring the lines between digital illustration and fine art.

Krochet Kids – This is a cause-driven lifestyle brand that is working to empower people to rise above poverty. With current programs in Northern Uganda and Peru, the organization enacts economic development programs to create unique, hand signed products, allowing each customer to know the person behind their product and the impact it is making. (Also in West Palm)

Josh Pearson aka Alphabetto – He started incorporating colorful collages of magazine clippings after running out of supplies in the middle of a painting, and the tattoo imagery began creeping into his paintings by combining his ink drawings with the collages. What started out as a means to an end, has become the practical approach to everything he does today. Creating something new using only discarded scraps forces him to face the limitations of the material and think around them.

Derek Donnelly – Derek Donnelly, owner of the ever inspiring Saint Paint is known for his celebrity portraits but has professional experience with countless mediums. He has done everything from giant murals to canvas painting, metal fabrication to styrofoam sculpting.

Frank Strunk III – An American artist living in Florida who works primarily in metal. He loves the way it feels in his hands and how it responds to the tools he uses. He has always loved the industrial aesthetic and enjoys bringing that concept to life.

James Oleson – James Oleson Jr. is a sculptor and painter. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and can be found in many private collections throughout the United States. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including 2010 Best in Show at ArtLoud Tampa, Best of Show Kissimme Sculpture Experience, and the Outstanding You Award from Southwest Art Magazine.

Sebastain Coolidge – In recent months, street artist Sebastian Coolidge has become more and more prominent in the downtown art scene. He’s a quiet guy who doesn’t like being in the spotlight, but his massive murals suggest otherwise. From a barber shop in the south side to the west wall of The Bends, Coolidge’s work is scattered through the store fronts and alleyways of St. Petersburg’s landscape.

When I Grow Up Tie Dye – Unique , handmade , original tie -dye art that you can wear. Based in Madiera Beach, Florida, they capture the relaxed beach atmosphere in their Shirts, skirts, beach towels, and even underwear. Items do not fade or wash out, they are machine safe.

Michael Kulick – Michael Kulick is an eclectic,up and coming contemporary artist based in Florida. A self–taught painter,Kulick has also worked in sculpture, woodworking and drawing. His most recent works,made primarily in oil paint,titter back and forth between traditional portraits inspired by the artist’s appreciation for the master painters of the Italian Renaissance and abstract expressionist works that resonate with Pollock and the New School. Using his work as means of self-expression,bits and pieces of Kulick’s character and soul can be found in between rich line work and the highly textured surfaces of his paintings.

Harriet Rollitt – Born in England yet raised in Barbados, Harriet of Bahia Studios creates collages and paintings that combine imagery associated with these cultures. Concerned with concepts of national identity, Harriet blends heritage with nostalgia leaving the viewer with a mishmash of distinct narratives.Harriet Rollitt is a member of the Barbados Arts Council whose mission is to serve in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible cultural, educational and scholarly standards.

Justin Dick – Justin Dick is a well known and popular charicature artist from the Tampa Bay area who has appeared at a number of local and regional Festivals.

Dave Lavernia – As a native Floridian, David “DaveL” Lavernia has always been inspired by his tropical surroundings. His detailed linework is a style which he diligently spent years cultivating focusing on aquatic elements with vibrant colors and fluid compositions. DaveL works with several different mediums including: Acrylic, oil enamel, oil pastel, aerosol and mixed media. His compositions and use of color attracts and emits movement, allowing for a visual narrative to materialize. (Also in West Palm)

Loose Lucys – Loose Lucys produces and manufacturers our a line of clothing, exclusive to just their 5 stores and festival events. Items range from tops and tanks, to dresses for both children and adults, skirts, tapestries, and handbags. (Also in West Palm)

Brittany Dodd-Free Spirit Tie Dye – What started out as a series of craft parties has turned into a full blown business. After a year of craft parties galore she noticed all of the beautiful art getting shoved in storage and never being displayed. Her and her friends had so much talent she decided to get out there and showcase this art. Now she is starting her own business with the hopes of displaying all diffrent types of art from whoever has enough courage just to try. (Also in West Palm)

West Palm:
Migdalia Pace – Migdalia has been transforming the plain and simple into fun and funky through her art and fashion illustrations her whole life. Through a unique approach to craftsmanship and design, Migdalia rescues those forgotten fabrics and favorite clothes, transforming them into one-of-a kind works of art.

Jess Anderson – Jess Anderson started making jewelry as Christmas gifts for my family and friends. He incorporates a lot of upcycled and salvaged materials (skeleton keys, vintage buttons, bullet casings) in his work as he feels that many things get forgotten that still have their own beauty and story to tell. He likes to find a way to let that shine through. Additionally he has branched out into watercolor paintings as well.

Melodie Blaize – Melodie Blaize began her rising reconstruction entrepreneurial endeavor called Sniptease in 2010. At local markets and events and also overseas, she sings the environmental repercussions of the fashion industry as she transforms regular ragged T-shirts into one of a kind pieces of wearable art on live models. Yes, she uses an array of sharp cutting tools, but has not had a bleeder yet!

Grace Waddell – She creates bold and colorful large scale painting that reflect a dramatic transformation of almost any image. Grace does this through no great feat. Simply inspired by her subject, she applies to canvas her expression with feeling, color and design. These are the three keys to creating her work. Her great love for the arts, welcomes any opportunity to inspire through painting. There are no limits and never any boundaries to her creativity.

Elisa & Daphne Gomez, Committed Jewelry – Inspired by love and driven by madness. Elisa makes the jewelry while Daphne bosses her around….together, they make MAGIC! Their business is called COMMITTED because they feel that sometimes you work so hard to be committed to your relationship that it feels as if you need to be committed to an insane asylum. Their whimsical and quirky jewelry takes you through all the stages of love. (The good, the bad and the ugly) COMMITTED….jewelry rehab for your favorite drug. (Love)

Anastasia Chandler – She makes upcycled jewelry and accessories, hand made with love from vintage and upcycled zippers, fabric, buttons, books, and bottle labels, among other sewing remnants and upcycled materials. Things that inspire her pieces are the ocean, classic tattoo art, hawaiiana, vintage industrial/commercial art, and the beauty of natural forms in the outdoors. Because of the inspiration from her own children, she expanded to personalized jewelry pieces for both women and men.

Pam Kwarchak – She is well known for her ink-and-watercolor prints. These calming and fantastical drawings have themes of mermaids, trees, elephants, dragonflies and waves.

Victoria Woodward – Random Heart Monsters was started by Victoria Woodward when she realized her enjoyment of sewing and talent for sketching could be combined to make cute plush monsters and creatures. Adorable and often whimsical, her creations catch the attention of people of all ages. Victoria designs and sews each plush by hand to ensure that every creation is one-of-a-kind.

Chelsea Wilder – FrezzArt, LLC features the art of Florida natives Chelsea Handler and her tropical sense influence to art. She demonstrates a love of the water and all things ocean/beach.

Tatiana Maria – Tatiana Maria is a self taught artist residing in Miami, FL. Tatiana’s artwork ranges from photorealistic drawings to dreamlike illustrations. She is inspired mainly by hairy men, music, pop culture and the indie scene of Miami.

West Palm also features: Dave Lavernia, Free Spirit Tie Dye, Krochet Kids and Loose Lucys.

Advance Ticket Prices End on November 1, so don’t wait!

Advance Lawn – $25.00 (until October 31)
Advance Reserved – $40.00 (until October 31)

After October 31st, prices increase as follows:
Final Lawn – $30.00
Final Reserved – $45.00
GA Pit – $55.00

Buy your tix for Tampa here and West Palm here.

All tickets include general admission to the second stage and all prices are plus fees and taxes.
Coastline is being developed by Live Nation in partnership with Ledge Entertainment LLC. Visit www.CoastlineFestival.com for all info and connect with the Coastline Festival team on Facebook and Twitter.

SO FLO ROCKS! Joan Jett and The Blackhearts to Headline Charitable Event for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation 11/16/13

October 4, 2013 in News You Can Use, SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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Benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation in Hollywood, Florida are pleased to announce this year’s headliner for the 10th anniversary “Fairy Tale Ball, the Wizard of Oz” taking place on Saturday, November 16th at the Westin Diplomat Hotel.  We welcome  Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, with multiple Platinum selling albums that include chart topping hits like ‘I Love Rock n’ Roll,’ ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You,’ ‘Do You Want to Touch Me,’ ‘Light of Day,’ ‘Love Is All Around,’ ‘Bad Reputation’ and ‘Crimson and Clover’ it’s sure to be a rockin’ evening, for an important cause! In addition to a vast catalog of songs under her proverbial belt, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts just released a new album, Unvarnished. Below is the video announcement and you can check out the new single, ‘Any Weather’. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will be supported by Kelly Keagy & Jack Blades of Night Ranger.

Click here for more information about the evening. We hope you can join Rock Cousteau and support this incredible cause.

SO FLO ROCKS! Free Ticket Giveaway for Danzig @ Revolution Live (10/8/13)

October 3, 2013 in SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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Danzig is making his way to South Florida and hopes to wow you all at Ft. Lauderdale’s premiere venue for rock and roll, Revolution Live on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The 25th Anniversary Of Danzig Plus Danzig With Doyle will also include support from Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death.

Here’s your chance to win a pair of FREE tickets to see this incredible band live at Revolution Live 10/8/13! If you don’t win tickets, be sure to buy your tickets directly from Revolution Live’s ticket box to save on those nasty “convenience” fees! If you can’t get to the box office, buy your tickets here online.

Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band is the musical outlet for singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain.

Check out a few videos below and good luck!

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4. The winner will be chosen on Monday, October 7th at 11 a.m. EST.

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SO FLO ROCKS! Free Ticket Giveaway for The Pretty Reckless @ Revolution Live (9/27/13)

September 24, 2013 in SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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The Pretty Reckless are coming to South Florida to perform at Ft. Lauderdale’s premiere venue for rock and roll, Revolution Live on  Friday, September 27, 2013.  The Pretty Reckelss will be supported by Heaven’s Basement and Louna. Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of FREE tickets to see this incredible band live at Revolution Live 9/27/13! If you don’t win tickets, be sure to buy your tickets directly from Revolution Live’s ticket box to save on those nasty “convenience” fees!  If you can’t get to the box office, buy your tickets here online.

The Pretty Reckless are an alternative/hard rock band from New York. Current members are Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums). Their debut album, Light Me Up, was released in 2010. The band released their second EP entitled Hit Me Like a Man in early 2012, along with two brand new music videos of songs previously heard on their debut effort. These releases coincided with their second tour. They have performed as a support act for Marilyn Manson and Evanescence.

Check out a few videos below and good luck!

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Enter for the ticket give away by doing the following:

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4. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, September 26th at 11 a.m. EST.

*Entry will not be guaranteed unless you tag our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page & Revolution Live’s, Instagram or Twitter page, no exceptions.

*In order for us to know that you have posted it on Facebook, the post must be set to public, no exceptions.

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SO FLO ROCKS! Free Ticket Giveaway for Pepper @ Revolution Live (9/10/13)

August 29, 2013 in SO FLO ROCKS! by rock6847

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Pepper is about to hit South Florida at Ft. Lauderdale’s premiere venue for rock and roll, Revolution Live on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Pepper will be supported by Grieves and RDGLDGRN. Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of FREE tickets to see this reggae rock trio live at Revolution Live 9/10/13!  If you don’t win tickets, be sure to buy your tickets directly from Revolution Live’s ticket box to save on those nasty “convenience” fees!

Pepper formed in 1996 with singer/guitarist Kaleo Wassman and bassist/singer Bret Bollinger, who had been friends since middle school. The duo was influenced by the Hawaiian artist Three Plus and popular mainland groups like Sublime.  Pepper is expected to release their self-titled album on September 3, 2013.

Check out a few videos below and good luck!

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Enter for the ticket give away by doing the following:

1. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram or follow us on Twitter

2. Like Revolution Live on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

3. Copy and paste this post on your own Facebook wall, Twitter or Instagram

4. The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 9th at 11 a.m. EST.

*Entry will not be guaranteed unless you tag our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page & Revolution Live’s, Instagram or Twitter page, no exceptions.

*In order for us to know that you have posted it on Facebook, the post must be set to public, no exceptions.

*Remember to keep checking back on our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter page to see if you have won.

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