• The Mighty Fine

    The Mighty Fine

    Brothers and Smugglers (Creator-Destructor Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Social Distortion

    Social Distortion

    Another sold-out Social Distortion show satisfies both Orlando and über fan Jen Cray.

  • Spanish Gamble

    Spanish Gamble

    It’s All Coming Down (Paper and Plastick). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Against Me!

    Against Me!

    White Crosses (Sire). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Against Me!

    Against Me!

    Against Me! test drives both a new drummer and a new set of songs on a mini-Florida tour that finds them squeezing into the packed confines of The Social in Orlando.

  • Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly didn’t give up much for Lent, instead bringing one hell of a happy show to Orlando’s House of Blues.

  • The Revival Tour 2009

    The Revival Tour 2009

    Chuck Ragan‘s Revival Tour makes a return trip to Orlando to jam with a crowd of friends for a less-than-perfect audience of socialites.

  • Strung Out

    Strung Out

    Strung Out gives standard Orlando fare a run for its money, abusing, shredding, and grinding the hell out of every inch of The Social’s stage to fans’ delight.

  • Frank Turner

    Frank Turner

    Poetry of the Dead (Epitaph). Review by Jen Cray.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rise Against

    Rise Against

    Jen Cray is thoroughly rocked by a triple bill of Rise Against, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio. All killer, no filler? The point can be argued…

  • The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan

    The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan

    What’s so great about The Social? Just ask Jen Cray, who gets all comfy with Chuck Ragan, Ben Nichols, Tim Barry, and Austin Lucas, The Revival Tour, everyone. Jen’s got love.

  • The Draft

    The Draft

    With a trio of Hot Water Music reunion shows coming up later in the month, the 3/4 of the band who moonlight as The Draft played an off-tour warmup gig in Orlando. Jen Cray was there.

  • One Small Step For Landmines

    One Small Step For Landmines

    One Small Step For Landmines (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Brand New

    Brand New

    The two-night stint of Brand New and Thrice at Orlando’s House of Blues sold out days in advance. Jen Cray managed to get inside on the closing night.

  • Chuck Ragan

    Chuck Ragan

    A fast departure from Brand New’s show at the House of Blues brought me to the much more laid back vibe at The Social for the Chuck Ragan gig. The Hot Water Music frontman was not the only famous frontman who decided to leave his band at home and go it alone for an acoustic evening. Jen Cray was in for a quadruple bill of talent!

  • Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo Is Dead (Bridge Nine). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Jena Berlin

    Jena Berlin

    Quo Vadimus (Jump Start). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Signal To Noise

    Signal To Noise

    Kodiak (Eyeball). Review by Jen Cray.

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