- Music Reviews
- August 23, 2019
Power (New West Records). Review by May Terry.
If you didn’t catch Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s Jacksonville performance, as our own Matthew Moyer did, then you missed out on one seriously artistic explosion of wonder.
Phosphorescent bathed Jacksonville in a pool of saturated country rock, fairly drenching Matthew Moyer in the glory.
With a stage show more akin to performance art than rock concert, Of Montreal is anything but subtle. Jen Cray did not wear a pink leotard or face paint to the Orlando show, but she enjoyed it all the same.
Sara Brightman shines at UCF, delivering a gem of a show despite the sports arena’s plague of muddy sound.
Reunited after a 2001 breakup and toting a new album and tour (alongside People in Planes), The Toadies bring grunge back in a big way. Jen Cray is one of many Orlando fans reveling in the murky merriment.
Wilderness stops three hours from where Aaron Shaul lives and he is fully committed to leaving the city to find them and prog rock salvation.
Ink 19‘s Jen Cray trades her low expectations for staunch admiration when she experiences the charm of Coldplay firsthand. Almost as good as U2?
It takes some serious skills to make moody, indie rock sound new and fresh, but Low Vs. Diamond does just that. Jen Cray was wooed by their swagger and elegance at a recent Orlando date.
U.K. act Rumble Strips may have brought the rain, but their neo-ska tunes were all sunshine and big puffy “Clouds.” S D Green slogged through the downpour to catch a glimpse of the surprising source for Charlie Waller‘s big, big voice.
As part of a pseudo-after-party for Gainesville, Florida’s punk rock weekend (The Fest), Polar Bear Club attempts to make new punk sound classic. Jen Cray is entertained, though not entirely convinced.
Tegan and Sara, City and Colour, and Girl in a Coma rock at the Electric Factory in Philly.
Fall Out Boy ditched the large venues for an intimate show in Philadelphia.
In support of their new release, New Surrender, Florida-rockers Anberlin returned to Philly.
Cobra Starship decided to bring a bit of sass to Philadelphia with the SassyBack Tour, and Brittany Sturges revels in the guilty pleasure.
Jen Cray is thoroughly rocked by a triple bill of Rise Against, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio. All killer, no filler? The point can be argued…
Pinback and sBACH rock the Paradise, and turn Addam Donnelly‘s frown upside down.