• Thrice


    Taking a break from recording their new album, multi-faceted Thrice played a rare, intimate date at Orlando’s The Club @ Firestone. Jen Cray was there to see which side of the band’s personality showed up to play.

  • Nekromantix


    Orlando’s most fashionable punks lined up around the block for the Hellcat tour headlined by psychobilly veterans, Nekromantix. Amongst the bequiffed masses was Jen Cray.

  • The Early November

    The Early November

    With the March announcement that this tour would be their last, The Early November packed the Trocadero full of fans for one of their final shows. Brittany Sturges was there to say goodbye.

  • Lifetime


    NJ’s pre-emo/melodic hardcore cult favorites Lifetime may have pissed off a lot of fans by signing to Pete Wentz’s Decaydance label, but their show with The Draft still almost sold-out Orlando’s The Social. Amongst the crowd was newly christened fan Jen Cray.

  • The Take Action Tour

    The Take Action Tour

    The Take Action Tour went on with the show, even with a change of the headlining band. Brittany Sturges didn’t ask for a refund.

  • Sebadoh


    Touring with the original lineup for the first time in 14 years, indie rock’s underrated heroes Sebadoh strolled into a soldout room at Orlando’s The Social. Nothing could derail Jen Cray from not only witnessing this event, but talking with the band that helped create the soundtrack to her teenage years.

  • Anti-Flag


    Having heard amazing things about Anti-Flag’s live show, Brittany Sturges got the chance to see if they lived up to the hype.

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    It could’ve been called the Bounce Your Feet Say Yeah tour, for that’s what the packed house did from the very moment Clap Your Hands Say Yeah took to the Club@Firestone’s stage. Jen Cray was in the midst of it all.

  • Tv On The Radio

    Tv On The Radio

    Too often the latest indie rock buzz band are nothing but big fat disappointments. After witnessing their live show, Jen Cray can assure you that Tv On The Radio are not just the product of inflated hype.

  • Billy Talent

    Billy Talent

    After seeing Billy Talent perform, Brittany Sturges finally realizes what all the fuss is about – and it’s good!

  • The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips

    Never ones to be pinned down to the standard drum-guitar-bass format, the Flaming Lips brought their eccentric sonic and visual baggage to the House Of Blues. Mary Petralia takes inventory.

  • The Decemberists

    The Decemberists

    When epic indie rock that’s heavy with literary allusions, like what The Decemberists create, can sell out a large venue like the Hard Rock Live it gives Jen Cray hope for the state of music.

  • Electric Six

    Electric Six

    It matters not that they seem to play The Social every six months or so, Orlando will always come out, drink up, and have a great time to the sounds of Detroit’s Electric Six. Jen Cray finally showed up to see what all the fuss was about.

  • Of Montreal

    Of Montreal

    Of Montreal have taken their glam rock traveling circus show on the road, and after frontman Kevin Barnes Full Monty stunt in Vegas recently the band’s Orlando stop was packed with fans as well as curiousos. Jen Cray was front and centered for this fully clothed event.

  • Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin

    You don’t have to be a hippie in flip flops to enjoy a good folk rock performance, as Jen Cray discovered when heading downtown to see songwriter Joshua Radin.

  • Cold War Kids

    Cold War Kids

    Cold War Kids , riding a tsunami swell of buzz off of their debut album Robbers & Cowards, was a sure-to-sell-out event (and it did) that no self respecting music fan in Orlando- esspecially Jen Cray – would have been absent from.

  • Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol

    The Snow Patrol tour was as much about opening acts Ok Go and Silversun Pickups as it was about the Irish headliners. Jen Cray was among those lucky enough to score a ticket to the sold-out event.

  • Lucinda Williams

    Lucinda Williams

    Lucinda Williams may very well be one of the great American songwriters, but – as Jen Cray discovered – being an amazing artist doesn’t always promise an awe-inspiring live show.

  • Maria Taylor

    Maria Taylor

    Maria Taylor brought her dreamy indie pop to Orlando and the fans came out. Jen Cray was one of the hundred or so who came out for a mid-week, late night show.

  • Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour

    Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour

    The 3rd annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour once again set down roots deep within Orlando’s Tinker Field. Jen Cray spent a gorgeous day in the sun with The Used, 30 Seconds To Mars, and a handful of up and coming bands.

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