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Review: In Tampa, Janet Jackson crams 39 songs into sweaty ‘Together Again’ concert

Roadies came out with mops in hand often to quickly wipe away the pools of sweat each performer left behind during the night.

By Gabe Echazabal

“I want you to know one thing. I can go all night!” Janet Jackson announced early in her set to the enormous crowd that came to see her in Tampa on Tuesday night...

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Photos: Geoff Downes' Asia, Focus, more celebrate prog-rock at Tampa Hard Rock

Asia is down to one original member, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and hasn't toured since before COVID-19. The the '80s supergroup also ended up…

By Josh Bradley

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Photos: Cartoon rock band The Aquabats play Ybor City

The M.C. Bat Commander was back in Tampa last Saturday, leading The Aquabats through another set of superhero cartoon ska. Left Alone…

By Ray Roa

The Aquabats play The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on July 20, 2024.
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Photos: New Kids On the Block bring the ‘90s, and a whole lot of neon, to Tampa

Nearly four decades after its heyday, New Kids On the Block its still hanging tough. Last Friday, the boy band was back…

By Ray Roa

New Kids on the Block plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on July 19, 2024.
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Review: Steel Pulse brings unity and resilience to St. Pete [PHOTOS]

Last night in St. Petersburg, iconic reggae band Steel Pulse showed what “One Love” truly means. The U.K. outfit has been performing…

By Isaiah Stephens

Steel Pulse plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 18, 2024.
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July 18, 2024

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