- Event Reviews
- August 23, 2017
Fast and loud, hot and sticky — this high-energy, five-band collective offered Orlando rock fans one last gasp of summer glory.
AFI remind a sold-out Orlando crowd, and Jen Cray, that just because you’re emo doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
Put Your Sad Down EP (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
The timeless appeal of Erasure wooed Jen Cray and a couple-thousand Orlando fans, who put on their party hats and left their inhibitions at home.
Zonoscope (Modular Recordings). Review by Jen Cray.
Lucky for us and Cherry Red Books, Dave Thompson is a HUGE Sparks fan. Matthew Moyer calls Sparks: No. 1 Songs in Heaven his strongest piece of writing yet.
Surfer Blood stole the headlining spot right out from under tour mates The Pains of Being Pure at Heart for a semi-hometown Orlando gig, but Jen Cray doesn’t think that they earned it.
Carl F Gauze appreciates the little things about this concert DVD/CD featuring The Pet Shop Boys.
Bolshevik Disco (Manimal Vinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Underhanded Romance (Eenie Meenie). Review by Jen Cray.
In a celebration of all things shiny and happy, Erasure brought their circus of glitter to Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, and Jen Cray was there for the party.
Light At The End of The World (Mute). Review by Jen Cray.
Union Street (Mute). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Dance/pop darlings of the 80’s, Erasure, bring a flamboyant display of unadulterated fun to Orlando’s House of Blues. Jen Cray is pleasantly surprised.
Reach the Stars (Planet XOX). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Nightbird (Mute). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Early North American (Upperclass). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Do you feel alienated from the buy-everything teen demographic of MTV? Guest writer Jane Cora returns with a solution we would have all laughed at 20 years ago.
Data 80 (ForceTracks). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Tom “Tearaway” Schulte enjoys a batch of cover records, anticipates the return of Turbonegro, and swoons over Joni Mitchell and Pigface, among others.