Local band primed for big stage

They’ve been featured on radio stations, such as 102.5 The Bone and 88.5 WMNF. They’ve performed gigs at major venues, including The Orpheum and State Theatre. Now, they’re poised to release their first EP. Not too shabby for a two-year-old band made of three local high school graduates, all still under the legal drinking age. The band is called Sick Hot. It features a pair of … [Read more...]

Heroes for Hire playing the right tunes

Being a boy band with a first release on iTunes is heady stuff. But, Heroes for Hire is getting used to the attention, playing their brand of edgy, alternative rock at venues such as Skipper’s Smokehouse, New World Brewery and Buckets. Louis Mittens, 15; Ben Hense, 13; Ryan Romero, 15; Corey Fox, 15; and, Josh Morin, 14, came together as a band at Jim Chambers Music Box. Chambers is … [Read more...]

All-girl band gaining popularity

A group of 13- to 15-year-old Tampa girls are turning heads in the local music scene. Extra Celestial, an all-girl band made up of vocalist Casey Banales, 14; guitarist Devyn Dacus, 15; bassist Caitlin McHale, 15; and drummer Anabella Vivero, 13, will be performing several live shows in the next two months. They’ll be at Skipper’s Smokehouse on April 8, the Hard Rock Café on April 30 and The … [Read more...]