In the backroads of Brandon, FL lies a hidden gem of Tampa Bay’s alternative music scene.
The Noise Box, which can be found at 1310 John Moore Rd, can be easy to miss as the building primarily functions as a home for multiple churches to conduct their religious gatherings.
But when the church doors close, they open up only a few hours later for an audience you may not find at a church otherwise.
Focused on a Do-It-Yourself mentality, Punk, Metal, Hardcore, Indie, and Hip-Hop artists from across the nation have found community, support, and a place to express their artistic imagination through music.
In fact, both of our co-founders of Convicted Printing are also part of the executive team that have been working at the venue before Convicted Printing ever manifested.
The Noise Box has been one of the fortunate survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping their doors closed for almost 2 years, which has been devastating for most standalone venues in the Tampa Bay area.
But now, after 10 years of hosting shows, TNB is looking to celebrate their long-term success by hosting DIY DECADE FEST on Saturday, July 16th. A festival of some of the most prominent bands that have come and played at the venue over the last 10 years including headlining acts like Second Death from Georgia, Guerilla Warfare from Kentucky, and Mothersound from California will be performing
For some bands on the bill, this is their first show back since the pandemic. But for others, they are finding this as an opportunity to lay down a chapter in their life as the last show they will play as a band.
The music festival is sponsored by Dayroom Co., Alien Entities, and Convicted Printing (obviously) and will feature 15 bands between 2 different stages.
Coffee, tea, food, and existential dread will be provided by Graveyard Shift Coffee Co.
We invite you to come out and celebrate a piece of Tampa D.I.Y. history.
“this ones for all of you”
Tickets are available at https://thenoisebox.bigcartel.com/
In Jacksonville Florida, 4-piece math-pop band “Little Geronimo” is making their statement and pushing for the next step of their career with the release of their debut album titled “Celebration” which is premiering on Spirit Vision Records, who announced the addition of the band to their roster back in April 2022.
Their highlighted single from the album titled “ Faded at the Symphony” features rising pop star Andrés and gives a well-rounded overview of what to expect from the the remainder of their album: A satisfying crossover between the head-bobbing math-rock and the extravagant dynamics of pop music, giving influence from bands like Strawberry Girls, Bilmuri, Dance Gavin Dance, and The Maine.
Each track features a distinct and dynamic set of melodic choruses and thoughtful melodies that find themselves at home within the jazzy guitar licks that make the foundation of the majority of songs. No track feels like the one before it, but there is a familiarity and a recognizable element which Little Geronimo has spent time honing in on.
Vocals do not stand in the way of the instrumentals and the instrumentals do not muddy up the pronunciation of the lyrics. The mix is well balanced and highlights the places that need to shine when they do.
With memorable lyrics and groovy melodies, Little Geronimo has come into the math-pop genre with all they got, fighting for the top spot.
Little Geronimo’s ‘Celebration’ is out May 20th via Spirit Vision Records on almost all streaming services.
Little Geronimo is Brandon David (vocals), David Kennedy (drums), Adam Rorher (guitar), and Turner Payan (bass).