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    Pretending and Ending. Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Various Artists

    Various Artists

    2011 Grammy Nominees (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

  • The Gaslight Anthem

    The Gaslight Anthem

    With the metamorphosis of Brian Fallon from shy guy to confident frontman, The Gaslight Anthem are poised to follow in their hero’s footsteps. Jen Cray observed the band’s ascent at a recent Orlando show.

  • The Whigs

    The Whigs

    In The Dark (ATO). Review by Joe Frietze.

  • Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis

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  • The Avett Brothers

    The Avett Brothers

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    Kings of Leon

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  • Steve Weinberger

    Steve Weinberger

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  • Kings of Leon

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    Only By The Night (RCA). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Interpol

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    Interpol may not be the most exciting live band on the planet, but Jen Cray is hooked on their music deeply enough to keep going back for more.

  • The Wildbirds

    The Wildbirds

    Golden Daze (PRC). Review by Jen Cray.

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    Jesse Malin

    Not rain, nor the humid Florida summer night air could keep Jen Cray away from checking out former D Generation vocalist Jesse Malin‘s show as part of the Death & Taxes tour.

  • Bonnaroo

    Bonnaroo

    Though this festival built its reputation as a lovefest for jambands and hippies, Bonnaroo in 2007 opened its arms up to more modern rock bands, bringing in a whole new audience. One new convert was Jen Cray, whose weekend in the mountains of Tennessee is not one she’s soon to forget.

  • Kings Of Leon

    Kings Of Leon

    Because Of The Times (RCA). Review by Jen Cray.

  • The Colour

    The Colour

    Between Earth & Sky (EMI/Rethink). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Living Things

    Living Things

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  • American Minor

    American Minor

    American Minor (Jive Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon

    Nashville’s Kings of Leon may be suffering from tour fatigue, but you’d never know it by hearing them play. Jen Cray struggles past a migraine to pinpoint what went wrong.

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    Youth & Young Manhood (RCA). Review by Sean Slone.

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