• New York Dolls

    New York Dolls

    Even with only two original members remaining, New York Dolls still dazzle, as Jen Cray discovered at a recent Orlando show.

  • The Sounds

    The Sounds

    The Sounds take a night off from their opening stint on No Doubt’s big tour to seduce an excited Orlando audience, Jen Cray among them.

  • Alkaline Trio

    Alkaline Trio

    Alkaline Trio can always be counted on to bring the same consistent formula of pop punk goodness to every show. Jen Cray, alongside a packed House of Blues audience in Orlando, contemplated whether or not their consistency is predictable, or comforting.

  • Gavin Rossdale

    Gavin Rossdale

    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.

  • Horrorpops

    Horrorpops

    Danish psychobilly trio Horrorpops bring the party, in exchange for free booze, to Orlando. Jen Cray was deep within the glorious madness.

  • Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon are well on their way to dominating the rock world here in their own country. Jen Cray caught their subtle, but satisfying, show in Orlando recently.

  • The Gaslight Anthem

    The Gaslight Anthem

    Jen Cray flings off a bit of friendly vomit at The Social — who cares? Enduring horrible bodily fluids is but a small price to pay when The Gaslight Anthem‘s in town.

  • The Ting Tings

    The Ting Tings

    Jen Cray thinks that this latest Next Big Thing from the UK just might live up to the hype.

  • Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers

    Packing enough punk ‘n’ roll to wake up a sleepy Florida Friday afternoon, Riverboat Gamblers plowed through a matinee set at The Social that left Jen Cray sweaty and smiling.

  • New Kids on the Block

    New Kids on the Block

    Fifteen years after New Kids on the Block (or NKOTB, if you please) attempted their premature comeback following their late ’80s fame, they’re back on tour with a new album to push. This time the fans, and even Jen Cray, have shown up.

  • Valient Thorr

    Valient Thorr

    The ever mighty Valient Thorr returns to Orlando to slay the crowd, Jen Cray included, once more.

  • These Arms Are Snakes

    These Arms Are Snakes

    Skin, spit, and sweat were on board for a recent These Arms Are Snakes show that Jen Cray soaked up in Orlando.

  • Less Than Jake

    Less Than Jake

    Less Than Jake has been riding the third wave of ska for fifteen years. Jen Cray was there at the start, and she’s still turning up at their shows so many years later.

  • Mötley Crüe

    Mötley Crüe

    Having survived near fatal overdoses, porn scandals, reality shows, and twenty five years of a fickle music scene, Mötley Crüe continues to sell out arenas all over the country. Jen Cray tossed on her leather and lace and sprayed her hair upward toward the Gods in preparation for the Orlando show… not really, but she did jam out to their Greatest Hits album on the way to the show.

  • Slipknot

    Slipknot

    While recognized more for their skin-crawling costumes than for their music, Slipknot are a speed metal band worthy of a little respect — as Jen Cray discovered recently at the Orlando date of the band’s current arena tour.

  • Cowboy Junkies

    Cowboy Junkies

    Filling up The Plaza Theatre with their heartbreaking sounds, Cowboy Junkies treat Orlando — and Jen Cray — to an evening of tear-jerking beauty.

  • Fallen From the Sky

    Fallen From the Sky

    Fallen From the Sky and Static Radio woke up Orlando — and Jen Cray — for an afternoon punk show at the newly relocated Will’s Pub.

  • Paleface

    Paleface

    The return of anti-folk master Paleface piqued the interest of few in Orlando, but those who did turn out for his intimate, late-night performance on a frigid winter night were treated to a rare moment of musical beauty.

  • Hot Water Music

    Hot Water Music

    An enthusiastic Hot Water Music set fails to revive a House of Blues audience left in the lurch by a no-show Naked Raygun.

  • Of Montreal

    Of Montreal

    With a stage show more akin to performance art than rock concert, Of Montreal is anything but subtle. Jen Cray did not wear a pink leotard or face paint to the Orlando show, but she enjoyed it all the same.

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