- Music Reviews
- July 8, 2020
The Pandemic Songs (Saustex Records). Review by James Mann.
While in self isolation, I finally got around to reading Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.
George Mitchell of Fishbelly Black on weaving funk, jazz, and hip-hop.
Sweet Crude’s tour ended abruptly at the Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. The tour to drum up interest in their upcoming major label debut was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bob Pomeroy was at that show.
Georgia alt rockers Collective Soul wowed the crowd including Michelle Wilson at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Series 2020 opener.
Devyn Rush talks her influences and style and her new EP with Stacey Zering.
Tommy Emmanuel with opener Ida Mae thrilled Central Florida with an astounding acoustic performance. Michelle Wilson loved every minute of it.
Joe Bonamassa and his mighty blues ensemble rolled into Clearwater, Florida for two nights of contemporary blues at its finest. Michelle Wilson caught Evening One of this towering blues extravaganza.
Yacht Rock Revue’s “Hot Dads In Tight Jeans” Tour rolled into Central Florida and wowed the sold-out crowd with their tribute to ’70s and ’80s light rock hits. Michelle Wilson was there and loved every minute!
Guitarist Juewett Bostick opens up about his new album Shades of Blu and his musical journey.
’70s rock icons Styx continue to carry the classic rock torch. Michelle Wilson caught their show in South Florida and was loving every minute!
A video streaming service replicates the ’90s with a revival and expansion of the cult TV show Night Flight.
Generoso reviews Tommaso, the provocative new feature from director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Pasolini), which stars Willem Dafoe and Christina Chiriac.
A standard love triangle quickly goes surreal with the addition of a giant shoe.
The latest from Creston Mapes, “Let My Daughter Go” delivers everything his dedicated disciples have come to expect – inspiring heroes and despicable villains, along with plenty of action and non-stop tension.
Music superfans Lois and Dennis have been attending concerts and befriending musicians since the ’70s. The couple shares their obsessive music fandom with the rest of the world in this quirky, charming documentary.
Generoso reviews Pedro Costa’s affecting docufiction feature, Vitalina Varela, which won the Best Actress and Golden Leopard awards at the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival.
She’s the most famous TV horror host of all time, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Children’s author, Violet Favero, releases her fifth book, “Pete Comes to America.” The real life story of a boy who immigrates from Greece to America with his family during the early 1900s will prove entertaining and educational for very young school age readers.
Linda Wolf brings the magic of the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” back in Tribute: Cocker Power
A detailed biography of one of rock and roll’s greatest producers, Tommy LiPuma.
The freshly reunited Dinosaur Jr. prove that you don’t have to create a big PR circus to get people excited about your comeback. The numbers may have been modest, but those who made it out to the band’s Orlando show at The Club@Firestone — Jen Cray among them — had a Sunday night to remember.
Gravy (Gravyrock). Review by Vanessa Bormann.
Reprieve (Righteous Babe). Review by Jen Cray.
Split CD EP (Crank). Review by Marcel Feldmar
Christian Fennesz is spearheading a revolution in music. The argument against…
Stereo Motion (Flicker). Review by Van Sias.
dogmaReview by Tom Minarchick
Games at High Speeds (Arena Rock). Review by Dan Stapleton.
Until the Sadness is Gone (Friendly Fire). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Those unconvinced by the musical genius that is The Mars Volta need only experience a fraction of what Jen Cray experienced at their recent sold out Orlando show.
Post something. I can never quite decide what. Post-hardcore? It’s not emo, t…
Serart (Serjical Strike / Columbia). Review by Stein Haukland.
Hooray! It’s a Deathtrip (SPV). Review by Stein Haukland.
Interview by Reggie Sabatini
Warrior (RCA). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Tomorrow Becomes You (Western Vinyl). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Screen Review by Leo Oiler
Bleedin’, Drinkin’ and Stinkin’ (Snot Rocket). Review by David Lee Beowülf
Hoover (Slowdime). Review by Keith Mercer