• 4Knots Music Festival

    4Knots Music Festival

    May Terry battled the sweltering July heat in New York City, but that paled in comparison with the hot bands that performed at the 2014 Village Voice NYC 4Knots Festival.

  • Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There

    Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There

    An expansive and exhaustive behind-the-scenes account of Nirvana’s meteoric rise to fame, and the untimely death of its iconic frontman, Kurt Cobain.

  • Sebadoh

    Sebadoh

    A delay in a pair of reissued albums finds Sebadoh touring to promote a t-shirt. The seminal indie rockers could be promoting a paper bag for all it matters to a crowd of loyal Orlando fans, Jen Cray among them.

  • Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls

    Matthew Moyer caught up with Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone on the downside of SXSW, and found the core Vivians restless and ready to move on to new projects, but still completely dedicated to art and music.

  • Sweet Apple

    Sweet Apple

    Love & Desperation (Tee Pee). Review by jeff schweers.

  • Wye Oak

    Wye Oak

    My Neighbor/My Creator (Merge Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.

  • Brilliant Colors

    Brilliant Colors

    Introducing (Slumberland). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Yo La Tengo

    Yo La Tengo

    Popular Songs (Matador Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.

  • Eulogies

    Eulogies

    Here Anonymous (Dangerbird). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls (In The Red). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Dinosaur Jr

    Dinosaur Jr

    The freshly reunited Dinosaur Jr. prove that you don’t have to create a big PR circus to get people excited about your comeback. The numbers may have been modest, but those who made it out to the band’s Orlando show at The Club@Firestone — Jen Cray among them — had a Sunday night to remember.

  • 1986

    1986

    Nihilism is Nothing to Worry About (Palentine). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Sebadoh

    Sebadoh

    Touring with the original lineup for the first time in 14 years, indie rock’s underrated heroes Sebadoh strolled into a soldout room at Orlando’s The Social. Nothing could derail Jen Cray from not only witnessing this event, but talking with the band that helped create the soundtrack to her teenage years.

  • Sebadoh

    Sebadoh

    III (Domino). Review by Jen Cray.

  • The Shapes

    The Shapes

    2006 was a year dedicated to “tightening the sound, playing better and more shows, and working on getting some press and radio airplay,” said Mark, vocalist and guitarist for Brooklyn-based band, the Shapes. Well, they did just that. Brittany Sturges got the scoop on how they went about doing so.

  • Giant Drag

    Giant Drag

    Hearts and Unicorns (Kickball). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Bevis Frond

    Bevis Frond

    New River Head (Rubric Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Mitch Easter

    Mitch Easter, Let's Active, the dBs, Rob Levy, interview

  • Mitch Easter

    Mitch Easter

    They don’t come more seminal than Mitch Easter, who has influenced music from both sides of the mixing board, with his band Let’s Active and as the producer for acts like REM, Pavement and Marshall Crenshaw. Rob Levy grabs a few moments with the busy man.

  • Sentridoh

    Lou B’s Wasted Pieces ’87-’93 (Shrimper). Review by Stein Haukland.

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