• Hop Along / Speedy Ortiz

    Hop Along / Speedy Ortiz

    Hop Along and Speedy Ortiz bring an evening of indie rock to a packed Orlando house. Jen Cray patiently waits for it to boil over.

  • The Struts

    The Struts

    Britain’s pop/rock poster boys recently brought their “Everybody Wants” world tour to Orlando, FL for a sold-out performance at The Social. Christopher Long was there, waiting like a giddy schoolgirl when the band rolled into town.

  • Florence + the Machine

    Florence + the Machine

    Florence + the Machine brings a bit of magic to Orlando, and to Jen Cray.

  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016

    From the Big Muddy: Impressions of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016

  • WJRR’s Earthday Birthday – 2016

    WJRR’s Earthday Birthday – 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.

  • Underoath

    Underoath

    The recently reunited Underoath wrapped up their sold-out Rebirth Tour in Orlando and even a skeptical Jen Cray was convinced of their power.

  • PEARS

    PEARS

    Their bassist quit, their singer broke his hand onstage, and hospital bills threatened to break their tour yet PEARS have soldiered on.

  • Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen

    Canadian pop princess, Carly Rae Jepsen delighted her faithful Orlando flock when her 2016 “Gimmie Love Tour” recently came to the Plaza Live.

  • Third Man Records presents Audio Social Dissent Tour

    Third Man Records presents Audio Social Dissent Tour

    Tastemaking indie label Third Man Records have sent out some of their most vicious and visceral punk bands on their first ever label-showcase tour, Audio Social Dissent. Jen Cray was front and center.

  • Geezër

    Geezër

    Geezër brought their old-school show all the way from their Miami rest home, and Julius C. Lacking thinks they were quite spry.

  • Bully

    Bully

    Bully greets Orlando with apathy and anger toward one of its theme parks. Jen Cray smiles and thinks, “Man, this band would have fit in well in the nineties!”

  • Ani DiFranco

    Ani DiFranco

    Years pass, and so do our legends, but one constant remains: there are always artists living and breathing that are worth your time and attention. Ani DiFranco is a major one, according to Jen Cray and a whole legion of fans.

  • Silversun Pickups

    Silversun Pickups

    Silversun Pickups triumph at The Plaza Live in Orlando!

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