- Music Reviews
- September 22, 2017
A Sentimental Education (Double Feature Records). Review by James Mann.
Christopher Long braved his way into one of Orlando’s nastiest venues to get a glimpse of one of today’s grooviest bands, Palaye Royale.
Yellowcard bid farewell to 20 years worth of fans in Orlando, and Jen Cray was there to capture it all.
Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Amnesty International). Review by James Mann.
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.
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Reprise Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Billy Corgan is The Smashing Pumpkins and, as a recent Orlando show proved to Jen Cray, his cast of brand new bandmates brings a whole new fist of fury to the band’s sound and performance.
The Van’s Warped Tour may still be selling out shows all over the country after 14 years of wreaking havoc in the summertime, but Jen Cray wonders where the innovative music has gone.
Hits (Drive-Thru/MCA). Review by Andrew Ellis.
This Road Before (Trash Box Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Volume 6 (Hopeless Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Cove Reber (lead singer) of the Southern Californian rock group Saosin talks to Mark Fredrickson during the Projekt Revolution tour about how he joined the band, their latest record and how food can make or break a tour.
Don’t You Fake It (Virgin Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me (Interscope Records/Tiny Evil Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
For their first headlining American tour, Japan’s Dir En Grey have brought along Fair To Midland and Bleed The Dream to further challenge young audiences with new hybrids of Metal. Jen Cray caught show #2 at Orlando’s House of Blues.
For a band that is less than two years old, the guys of A Paper Tiger know what they’re doing when it comes to music– and they’re doing it extremely well. Brittany Sturges catches up with the band over a cup of coffee and some food.
The “Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour” brings Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights and other teenage poster pin-up popstars to Tampa’s youth, to their parents, and to Jen Cray.
My Chemical Romance’s nonstop touring has not only strengthened their popularity, but it has tightened their performance as they have been proving all summer on The Warped Tour. Jen Cray finally captures that somersault.
Green Day started out 16 years ago as a bratty punk rock band playing in dank, empty clubs, but these days their ambitious punk rock opera American Idiot has catapulted them onto a sold-out arena tour. Jen Cray finds them not to have changed in the least.