- Music Reviews
- October 31, 2017
The Tribute Concerts (Bear Family Records). Review by James Mann.
Carl F Gauze takes shelter from Florida’s winter warmth in the cheap seats of Orlando’s independent theatres – and catches some great local productions to boot!
As Saddam Hussein swung from the gallows today, Shelton Hull found that it placed a question mark, and not a period, at the end of the dictator’s grim legacy.
Shelton Hull takes a last look at the legacy of President Gerald Ford and finds much to praise. Sadly, there is nary a pratfall in sight.
Shelton Hull puts on his media critic hat to review DVD documentaries on Rastafari women and the Black Panther Party, while taking in Kool Keith’s recent TRL performance all in one sitting.
It’s the best and the rest of year-end holiday theater in Central Florida reviewed from the front row. Carl F Gauze promises not to sneak out during the intermission.
Carl F Gauze finds that theater is by no means dead, in fact its alive and well, doing a Howard Hughes in community venues throughout Orlando. Slapstick, Sondheim, classics and drag queens take the stage.
Digital and independent media have made the struggle between Israel and Hezbollah the most graphically detailed conflict of recent years. But, argues Shelton Hull, it is more important than ever that we not be desensitized by the flood of violent images still coming in every day.
Shelton Hull assesses the grim future of assymetrical warfare, where the cell phone has become a crucial weapon for would-be terrorists. What does this development hold for the United States?
Bing Futch takes a look at that battle raging in the headlines – you know, between Christians and “so-called” Christians.
Carl F Gauze is your tour guide for this month’s slog through the cramped seats of Orlando’s finest Black Boxes.
Sarah Anne Whitlock 1982-2006. Shelton Hull says goodbye.
How not to suck in traffic. A quick lesson from Bing Futch
Why do you need a fancy-pants rock critic to review a record, anyway? Especially when J. Noise knows firsthand the effects of this record on the regulars at Pete’s Saloon.
Digital media wizard Jason Nelson returns to his old Flash Fictions stomping grounds with tales of gas-guzzling dingoes, baggies full of holy water, and disappearing boxes.
Shelton Hull faces off with former Jacksonville mayor Ed Austin, for a look at local politics past, present and future. Unfortunately there will be no beer drinkin’ nor Stone Cold Stunners.
Spring Fever strikes the Orlando Stage! Love, Death, and Lighting! Carl F Gauze gives us a glazed stare from his holiday calendar.
False teeth, old neckies, Celine Dion stalkers. Shelton Hull finds the method behind the madness of Jacksonville musician Troy Lukkarila.
Shelton Hull falls for the swampy charms of upstart Jacksonville outfit New Southern Gothic. And it sounds like he’s not alone.
Shelton Hull recaps the tragic and uncertain story of kidnapped foreign correspondent Jill Carroll, and hopes he’s not writing her obituary.