To Write Love On Her Arms: Love Is The Movement

By: Morgan Bates Interview with Elizabeth Wilder Vans Warped Tour/World Suicide Prevention Day 9/10 Growing up my Mom always expressed to both my sister and me that kindness is a way of life and I had always heard the expression “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. So be kind.” Today,…

Bad Suns: An Interview with Chris Bowman

By: Morgan Bates Jack Rabbits 3/14/17 Christo Bowman – Vocals, Guitar Gavin Bennett – Bass, Vocals Miles Morris – Drums Ray Libby – Guitar, Vocals We’ve all heard the catchy and upbeat number 1 hit “Cardiac Arrest” by Bad Suns but, this band has many more tricks and talent up their sleeves. They have grown…

Bad Suns: An Interview with Chris Bowman

By: Morgan Bates Jack Rabbits 3/14/17 Christo Bowman – Vocals, Guitar Gavin Bennett – Bass, Vocals Miles Morris – Drums Ray Libby – Guitar, Vocals We’ve all heard the catchy and upbeat number 1 hit “Cardiac Arrest” by Bad Suns but, this band has many more tricks and talent up their sleeves. They have grown…

Album Review of B.R.A.V.E by Retro Youth

Retro Youth B.R.A.V.E Album Review Independent Ear Records Released 2/3/17 By: Morgan Bates Our story begins about a year ago with a simple friend request on Facebook. Drummer Alan Martin reached out in hopes of spreading the word about his band Retro Youth. Intrigued, I went to the band’s page to find out more and came across their…

Let’s Get Rocked at Welcome To Rockville!

By: Morgan Bates Monster Energy Presents Welcome to Rockville 2017 Metropolitan Park April 29 & 30th Tickets available at welcometorockvillefestival.com It’s almost that time of year when rockers from all over town meet up at Metro Park to throw their hands up, let their hair down, and rock out with 40 of the best artists…

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – Rebelution

By Morgan Bates Location – St Augustine Amphitheater 6/23/16 Not only is no summer playlist is complete without at least one Rebelution song but, summer is most certainly not complete until Rebelution comes through your town! After seeing them more than a couple times now, I am NEVER disappointed nor do I have the ability to…

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – X1029’s Rock on The River

By: Morgan Bates The Jacksonville Landing/Maverick’s Live – 5/30/16 This year’s Rock On The River presented by X102.9 was so freaking awesome! The lineup was stacked with talent like Young The Giant, Bearhands, Joywave, The Wombats, The Strumbellas, Finish Ticket, and Tomboi. With a lineup like this, the temperature was not going to be the only…