- Music Reviews
- October 23, 2017
Southern Blood (Rounder Records ). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Things We Do at Night (Live From Texas) (Up/Down – Brando Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
It was a night of metal and moshing in the sold-out House of Blues, with Motörhead and Anthrax in town. Carl F Gauze elbowed his way through the madness.
Charging faster than an angry Great White Buffalo, the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, unleashed a rock and roll love fest of Gonzo proportions in Orlando, nearly steamrolling Christopher Long.
Alkaline Trio can make a collar bone sexy, can make a tattoo needle feel like a numbing tickle, and can make Jen Cray sit through an emo band just to see them play, yet again.
Bad Religion are still exciting after 30+ years of making music, as Jen Cray discovered at a recent Orlando date.
Passion Pit gives concertgoers a song and dance to bounce to and a healthy bunch of streamers and sweat for Anna Allred to shake off at night’s end.
The Cult turns the House of Blues in Orlando into the House of Good Mojo, not only delivering a killer set themselves, but allowing for Florida fans to get their first taste of a brand new stage of Against Me.
The Used allow fans to check their propriety at the door and lose themselves in the throes of melodic noise, though it was their opening act, Dead Sara, in whom Jen Cray became lost.
Thrice takes a victory lap before a planned hiatus, to say “goodbye” to 14 years worth of fans on their Farewell Tour. Jen Cray enjoys their bittersweet (final?) Orlando date.
Ten years of The Kills may not mean much to some, but to many — Jen Cray included — it means a decade’s worth of killer music that’s worth celebrating.
After nearly a decade’s hiatus, Gavin Rossdale has relaunched BUSH, and a super sold-out show in Orlando lets Jen Cray know that she’s not the only one excited to see this band back together.
Pop Punk’s Not Dead on New Found Glory’s fall tour, but that doesn’t mean that Jen Cray is as blindly accepting of the modern day take on the genre as some.
Foster the People caught a lucky break with their first single, but prove to be more than just the flavor of the month at a recent Orlando show that made a believer out of 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.
Alkaline Trio celebrate 15 years of sweetly poppy gloom and doom with a greatest hits tour that allows them time to strip it all down for the fans. Jen Cray witnessed the bare bones at the band’s Orlando date.
My Chemical Romance was never high on Jen Cray‘s list of favorites, but the years have been kind to both the band’s songwriting and to their ability to stage a live show. In Orlando, as on virtually every other date of their 2011 World Contamination Tour, a sold-out sign screamed across the venue’s marquee.
Interpol brought School of Seven Bells along with them for a semi-annual date with their loyal Orlando fans — fans like Jen Cray.