Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Dade City rockers face off against seven others as this year’s Pasco County battle of the bands gets under way on Friday, March 22.
The guys behind The Limelight aren’t sure where their music will take them in the future, but they’re positive on two scores: they love what they do and they’re ready to tear it up at Rockus Maximus 16 this Friday, March 22. Members of The Limelight hail from Dade City and they’re one of seven bands set to take the stage during the Pasco County Library System’s annual musical battle. The band recently took time out from its rehearsal schedule to answer some questions for Patch readers. Here’s what they had to say: Patch: Who are the members of the band? Band: Juan Solorio, lead vocals/bass; Michael Scheidker, drums; Eric Scheidker, guitar; Gerardo Rubio, guitar. Patch: What kind of music do you play? Band: We play alternative/pop-punk. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The four-piece group from Pasco and Pinellas is preparing to tear it up during Rockus Maximus.
Eight bands enter, but only one can walk away the victor of Rockus Maximus. Talk to the guys behind Hang ‘Em High and it becomes clear they’re in it to win it. With two members from Palm Harbor, one from Holiday and the final from St. Petersburg, the four-piece band says it has the style and presence to wow the crowds during Pasco County Libraries’ Rockus Maximus 16. Rockus Maximus is the library system’s annual battle of the bands. It’s designed to give young bands a forum to play while also providing them an opportunity to walk away with some serious prizes, including free recording time at Clearwater’s Clear Track studios. The members of Hang ‘Em High recently took some time out from rehearsing to answer some questions for Patch readers…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Four of the eight bands in this year’s battle are set to perform Saturday, Feb. 23.
With bands coming from all over Pasco and Hillsborough counties, organizers say this year’s Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands 16 is going to jam. To show off some of the local talent, a free concert is being staged this weekend that will feature four of the eight bands lined up to battle it out in the final concert in March. Low Fuel Light, Orange Gravity, Heritage and Hang ‘Em High will take the stage at the South Holiday Library at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The 4649 Mile Stretch Drive library is playing host to the first of two promo concerts featuring the bands. The slated acts were selected from a total of 17 that applied to take part in Pasco County Libraries’ annual battle of the bands. The production, now in its 16th year, pits local acts …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The annual competition pulls in bands from all over the Tampa Bay area.
Pasco County is looking for a few goods bands that want to lay it all on the line for a chance to win cold, hard cash and professional recording time. The county’s library system plays host to the annual battle that pits bands from all over the Tampa Bay area in a competition to win $1,000 in cash and $1,200 worth of professional recording studio time. The field is open to bands from anywhere in the state of Florida with a few caveats: each band must have at least three members, the majority of members must be 21 or under and all bands must have at least two original songs. Dubbed Rockus Maximus, the annual competition is in its 16th year. Last year’s battle drew bands from Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and other surrounding counties. The …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Vendors are wanted for the 15th annual Rockus Maximus Battle of the Bands.
Are you ready to rock? If you’re a small business owner, the Pasco County Library System hopes so. Organizers of the 15th annual Rockus Maximus Battle of the Bands are looking for vendors to set up shop during the March 23 concert that features eight local bands in a contest to win recording studio time. Since the concert has a new home this year – the Rotary Pavilion on Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills – there’s more space and availability to accommodate food vendors and other businesses, said Paul Stonebridge, the concert’s organizer and the library system’s teen services manager. So, what kinds of vendors are needed for a teen battle of the bands? “Food or music related, if they want to do it,” Stonebridge said, adding that the intent…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Linda Allen officially called it quits Feb. 4.
When libraries throughout Pasco County open their doors today, they’ll do so for one of the first times in decades without Linda Allen on the payroll. The county’s library director retired Feb. 4 after a 23-year career with Pasco. She began as assistant director for support services in 1988 and was promoted to director in June 2003. Since coming on board, Allen has watched the library system grow from 10 employees at three small locations to nearly 200 employees spread out over seven locations. So, why retire now? “You get to an age when you look around and you say they need some young blood,” Allen said. “It felt like the right thing to do.” Looking back on the years, Allen said she and her staff have a lot to be proud of. “When I took …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Get involved in Land O’ Lakes Patch by asking your questions. We’ll try to get them answered for you.
Happy Monday everyone! It’s the start of a brand new week and we have lots of exciting things going on here at Patch. Here’s a look at what we have cooking this week. We invite you to get involved in the process by asking questions you’d like us inquire about on such stories as:
Monday, January 17, 2011
Want to get involved in the reporting process? Here's your chance!
We’re revving up for another week of Land O’ Lakes news coverage and want your help. Here’s a look at some of the stories we’re looking into. We invite you to take part in the process and ask questions of us. We’ll try to get them answered for you. Here’s a peek at a few of the stories we’re pursuing:
Thursday, December 30, 2010
While most agencies will close down Dec. 31, some will remain open to serve the public.
Pasco residents hoping to get business done with county offices on New Year's Eve might be out of luck. Most county agencies will shut their doors until Monday, Jan. 3. A few county and federal offices, however, will remain open. The Land O' Lakes Post Office will be open Dec. 31, but only for a time. "We will close early on New Year's Eve," said Land O' Lakes Post Master Bill Parrett. "We will close at 2 p.m." Parrett said after the holiday rush and with typically slow New Year's Eve traffic at the post office, he wanted to make sure his staff got a break. The post office will also be closed on Jan. 1. Closings throughout the county vary based on the agency. All emergency services, such as fire rescue, the sheriff's office and animal …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Some Pasco County agencies will remain open Christmas Eve, but most will shut their doors for the holiday weekend.
In honor of the long holiday weekend, many Pasco County and federal government offices will close to allow their employees to celebrate the season. Most county government offices will shutter their doors until Monday, Dec. 27, but a few places intend to stay open. The Land O' Lakes Post Office, for example, is one that will greet customers on Christmas Eve, despite early closings in other locations. It will close Christmas Day. "I decided to go ahead and stay open," said Bill Parrett, post master. "We will close early on New Year's Eve." Closings throughout Pasco County vary based on the agency. Emergency services, such as the sheriff's office, fire rescue and animal services will remain open for business. The following is the schedule for…