- Music Reviews
- June 24, 2016
Namaste. Review by James Mann.
In the wilds of Washington, the beautiful Columbia Gorge serves as the backdrop to the 4-day music festival extravaganza known as Sasquatch Fest. Alexa Harris was there to experience great shows and interesting people, and sometimes braving the elements along the way.
Walter Carter has acquired the first ‘burst Les Paul. Oh, one can dream…
Florence + the Machine brings a bit of magic to Orlando, and to Jen Cray.
From the Big Muddy: Impressions of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016
WJRR’s annual Earthday Birthday is a daylong, sweat-soaked, outdoor concert celebration — featuring some of the biggest bands in the biz. Christopher Long found much to love on the smaller stages.
The recently reunited Underoath wrapped up their sold-out Rebirth Tour in Orlando and even a skeptical Jen Cray was convinced of their power.
Their bassist quit, their singer broke his hand onstage, and hospital bills threatened to break their tour yet PEARS have soldiered on.
The Baseball Project and Gritt ran the bases at The Crowbar. Bob Pomeroy gives us the play by play.
Follow the career of Joseph Newman, inventor of the dubious Newman Engine as he fights his way through the halls of power seeking to patent his perpetual motion machine.
Detroit in the 1960’s was a hard city going through hard times. The music that come out of Detroit was incubated at the Grande Ballroom. Wayne Kramer (MC5), Ted Nugent and many others remember the wild times.
Just because you got ditched on the eve of your wedding doesn’t mean you can’t go on the honeymoon with the best man.
Russian women are tough. Meet a collection of them who survived Chernobyl and then snuck back in to live out their days on their radioactive old homesteads.
Pam Grier escapes a prison chained to a white girl revolutionary in Black Mama, White Mama.
The Lobster is a disquieting rom-com.
Erica Fae’s tale of a female lighthouse operator in 1895 is spellbinding.
A teenage girls struggles with girlfriends and boyfriends as she attempt to find her place in the world of the 1980s in Cheerleader.
Janis Joplin was the greatest blues singer of her generation. Little Girl Blue shows us what it cost her.
The newly-released third memoir from Canadian author, Brent Jensen, packs particular punch and offers tremendous payoff.
Minority Of One (Revelation). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Event Review by Andrew Chadwick
The four perfectionists who run the Summerbirds In The Cellar machine consistently put on the best show of any Central Florida band I’ve seen. Billed behind them on a late night gig at Orlando’s BackBooth was Attached Hands, For Ex Lovers Only, Derek Lyn Plastic. Staying until the very late, late end was Jen Cray.
Phil Bailey exhibits his love of documenting the indie music of the ’90s through stickers, and starts on a new project for the new decade.
Feature by Harry Anslinger
Alive to Every Smile (Sub Pop). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
This unauthorized documentary on The Beatles’ Apple Records portrays a sad tale of talent wasted, careers crushed, and a few miraculous successes that never went anywhere.
Wonders of the World (Dreamworks). Review by Phillip Haire.
Island Row (XL). Review by Carl Glaser.
What’s scarier: Jodie Foster as a nun or the fevered imaginations of a teenage altar boy as animated by Todd McFarlane? Carl F. Gauze reveals the truth in his review of Peter Care’s The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
Alright On Top (Mute). Review by Bettie Lou Vegas.
Avowed comic fan Van Sias gives us the rundown on the best storylines of 2005.
Make Sure They See My Face (Interscope). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Memory Almost Full (MPL Communications LTD). Review by Christopher Long.
Lapsed (Matador). Review by Charles D.J. Deppner
Magnetic Learning Center (Wordsound Recordings). Review by Bill Campbell.
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Sex Sins And Samples (Adrenalin). Review by Carole Jaszewski