- Music Reviews
- September 19, 2017
Fantastic Plastic (Severn Records). Review by James Mann.
One of the most successful rock bands of the ’90s attracted thousands of fans to its recent Orlando concert. Christopher Long was there.
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.
After nearly a decade’s hiatus, Gavin Rossdale has relaunched BUSH, and a super sold-out show in Orlando lets Jen Cray know that she’s not the only one excited to see this band back together.
It’s Better If You Don’t Understand (Elektra). Review by Robert Sutton.
Gavin Rossdale may be a musical shapeshifter (Bush, Institute, solo), but he never fails to entertain a crowd. At his recent Orlando show, Jen Cray was bowled over by Mr. Gwen Stefani, and swept away completely by opening band Nico Vega.
Reunited after a 2001 breakup and toting a new album and tour (alongside People in Planes), The Toadies bring grunge back in a big way. Jen Cray is one of many Orlando fans reveling in the murky merriment.
Kingsley (Blood Orange/In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Bing Futch looks into some of the research that refutes the “official story” on 9/11.
U2 stop off in Tampa to remind nearly 22,000 fans that they are rock gods! Tampa responds with “Yes, you are!”
Is Dick Cheney out of his freaking mind? Are we out of our freaking minds to stand by and watch Iraq Part II unfold? Bing Futch knows the answers.
Bing Futch gives you four very distinct issues to worry about during this upcoming presidency in this update of Dark’s Corner.
Shelton Hull takes a long look at the fiery performances of Bill Hicks and sees both comedy’s last outlaw and a prophetic Texan who understood the danger of myth and symbols.
President Bush is arguably seen as the leader of America’s Christians, and that’s fine with Shelton Hull. But Bush also needs to use his faith to unite and not divide. And Shelton has a pretty gonzo-tastic idea on how to do this.
A delirious, dark and dizzy piece from Bing Futch reflecting on the realities of four more Bush years.
Shelton Hull puts on the surgical gloves and gives an incisive postmortem of the 2004 Election.
Environmental terrorist George W. Bush and his posse of oil-loving compadres are slugging it out with John Kerry for the White House. Their potential failure could have something to do with a grass-roots effort that’s making huge waves across the country. The players in place, Bing Futch waits for the curtain to go up.
More than two decades into their career, Bad Religion have delivered their most focused critique of an American presidency. The Empire Strikes First pulls aside the curtain of Christianity and “homeland security” to reveal the men at the controls. Eric J. Iannelli hopes it hasn’t come too late.
Fascinating. Shelton Hull launches the most vigorous defense of Dick Cheney that I’ve read outside of…. no, I take that back, it’s the most vigorous defense I’ve read anywhere.