Tag: 2005

Autolux

Event Reviews

Autolux will put you to sleep while keeping you awake. Lush, dreamy sounds with bursts of distortion that made Jen Cray’s head feel light and her feet feel heavy.

Erasure

Event Reviews

Dance/pop darlings of the 80’s, Erasure, bring a flamboyant display of unadulterated fun to Orlando’s House of Blues. Jen Cray is pleasantly surprised.

DJ Shotgun

Minority Report

On the eve of the Southeast Regional DJ Competition, Shelton Hull speaks to local turntablist DJ Shotgun about his career, the logistics of bringing an event like this to Jacksonville, and their city’s vibrant hip-hop scene.

The Gore Gore Girls

Event Reviews

The Gore Gore Girls take the two best musical styles of Detroit, Motown and Garage Rock, and combine them with sexy, sultry attitude. Jen Cray reports from the white vinyl lounge.

Billy Idol

Event Reviews

Punk Rock Pop Star Billy Idol is touring in support of his comeback album, Devil’s Playground , and Jen Cray has the good news – he still rocks!

Green Day

Event Reviews

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.

Tiger Army

Event Reviews

In one year’s time psychobilly trio Tiger Army have graduated from playing small clubs, to being the supporting act on a high profile tour, to headlining their first American tour. Jen Cray gives the analysis.

Interpol

Event Reviews

The guys of Interpol look and sound great in concert, but remind Jen Cray of a bunch of Ken dolls when onstage.

Danzig

Event Reviews

The former frontman for the seminal hardcore punk outfit, The Misfits, unleashed an evening of pure, dark, bluesy metal on an eager Florida crowd. Jen Cray escapes unscathed.

Social Distortion

Event Reviews

Social Distortion plays to yet another sold-out crowd 25 years into their career. Thus proving conclusivelly, to Jen Cray and all that Punk is not dead.

The Toasters

Event Reviews

Ska pioneers, The Toasters, are still inspiring kids to skank 24 years into their career. Jen Cray attends a ska triple bill in Orlando and tells us how they manage to do it.

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What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

Print Reviews

With his latest book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock You, celebrated stand-up Jedi Bill Maher “shocks” readers by doing the most outrageous, unthinkable, and socially unacceptable thing imaginable: he speaks rationally, logically, and objectively.

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

Ink 19 readers get an early listen and look at “Cool Sparkling Water,” a new single from Lonnie Walker.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier has a bucket list day at a Los Lobos 50th Anniversary show in Davenport, Iowa.

Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.