- Music Reviews
- October 18, 2017
Happy Talk (Omnivore Recordings). Review by Christopher Long.
Weezer brings the Memories Show to Orlando for a pair of full album performances that sell out with fans looking to take a time machine back to the early ’90s. Jen Cray caught the 1992 train and heard the Blue Album from start to finish.
“Antmania” is alive and well 30 years after Adam Ant’s peak, Michael Crown discovers at a sold-out Orlando gig.
The hard candy sweetness of Metric doesn’t quite sugar the ears of Jen Cray the way she thought that it would.
Puscifer is Maynard James Keenan’s bridge between the industrial, the electro, and the Arizona desert. Jen Cray tries to make sense of it all, gives up, and just relaxes into the strange psychedelia of their performance.
Our own Jen Cray is besotted with Florence & the Machine’s high drama.
Le Butcherettes unleash their inner she-beast at an Orlando show that not only wowed Jen Cray, but won over a venue full of macho Deftones fans.
Danzig and DevilDriver tested the limits of the Hard Rock’s code of concert audience conduct at a recent Orlando date. Jen Cray plays nice for security.
Chris Long goes gaga for a real band that plays real melodic, hook-laden, happy pop/rock songs with real instruments (live). What a concept. Chicago doesn’t disappoint, putting on what is, to this die-hard fan, easily the best show of the year — so far!
A contemporary, multi-band juggernaut headlined by modern rock poster boys, Hinder, recently besieged Orlando, Florida. Despite a torrential downpour, approximately 1,500 enthusiactic fans, our own Christopher Long included, experienced one of the first big shows of the new year.
Four, count ’em, FOUR great bands rock Orlando and nearly pogo us to death. Reel Big Fish and The Aquabats topped the lively bill that left Carl F Gauze dazed and dizzy.
God of rock ‘n’ roll flute and leader of Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, opens his US tour in Orlando. Carl F Gauze watches from the balcony and tries not to get too distracted by the aging fans and their frail bladders.
MGMT’s debut Florida appearance may not have been as over-the-top as Jen Cray imagined, but it was a still a party worthy of the inevitable headache the morning after.
LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells turned Orlando’s Hard Rock Live into the hottest dance club in Central Florida — and did it all before 11pm on a school night! Jen Cray immersed herself in the party.
For those in need of a concert that’s a little more theatrical than most, there’s Meat Loaf, served up with a side of Pearl. Jen Cray caught the Orlando date of the legendary rocker’s Hang Cool Teddy Bear Tour.
Courtney Love has resurrected Hole, in a way, and set out on a tour that has quickly become the must-see beautiful disaster of the summer. Jen Cray caught the uneven Orlando show.
Jen Cray was absorbed in Silversun Pickups’ sonic swirl of gorgeous distortion and dreamy pop as the band opened its summertime tour at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.
3 Doors Down may have been the headliners for a recent show at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, but for Christopher Long, Hoobastank owned the stage.
After fifteen years, Modest Mouse is at the top of the game. Jen Cray was one of many who felt their majesty at a recent Orlando concert.
Marilyn Manson kicked off their U.S. leg of the Rape of the World Tour in front of a sold out crowd at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live. Jen Cray was in the middle of the madness.