• Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    The Plaza Theatre in Orlando showcases the talents of a newcomer and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and eventually lures Carl F Gauze out to the streets.

  • Cage the Elephant

    Cage the Elephant

    Cage the Elephant proves to Jen Cray that while you may try to contain the animal, there’s nothing like a room full of screaming fans to set that beast free!

  • Coheed & Cambria

    Coheed & Cambria

    Coheed & Cambria turns an Orlando audience into a bunch of security guard biting, circle pit loving maniacs, as Paul Lucas reports.

  • OK Go

    OK Go

    OK Go and opening acts The Booze and Earl Greyhound rock Firestone Live in Orlando.

  • Fuel

    Fuel

    Founding frontman Brent Scallions returns to the road with a re-vamped “Re-Fueled” line-up.

  • 30 Seconds to Mars

    30 Seconds to Mars

    30 Seconds to Mars gives Orlando fans what they want… even if it is a little too much ego with a little too little substance to back it up.

  • The Dead Weather

    The Dead Weather

    It’s home run #3 for Jack White as The Dead Weather redefines normal expectations for a live show. Jen Cray witnessed a recent Orlando date and is still buzzing from the high of an unforgettable performance.

  • Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels

    Shortly before the Poison frontman suffered serious medical issues, Cindy Barrymore got to see the man in action in Chicago.

  • Wanee Festival

    Wanee Festival

    Florida’s annual Wanee Festival is a 3 day Southern-style jamfest featuring over thirty bands. The 2010 edition found The Allmann Brothers and Widespread Panic topping a bill of over 30 bands.

  • The Thermals

    The Thermals

    The Thermals are keeping the vitality of mid ’90s-styled indie rock alive and well.

  • Local H

    Local H

    Local H prove to doubters that they are much more than a side-note in the story of grunge, and As Good As Dead is a sorely underrated album.

  • They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants brings a kid-friendly show to the hard Rock Live in Orlando.

  • Dropkick Murphys

    Dropkick Murphys

    Celtic punk veterans Dropkick Murphys rip though Orlando leaving beer-sodden green mohawks in their wake.

  • Off With Their Heads

    Off With Their Heads

    Off With Their Heads slays an early afternoon crowd in Orlando.

  • Indigo Girls

    Indigo Girls

    Jen Cray enjoys a time trip back to 1994 with everyone’s favorite college radio folk duo, Indigo Girls.

  • Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara throw the seating chart out the window, liberating a sold-out crowd at the Tampa Theatre right out of their chairs.

  • Against Me!

    Against Me!

    Against Me! test drives both a new drummer and a new set of songs on a mini-Florida tour that finds them squeezing into the packed confines of The Social in Orlando.

  • Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly didn’t give up much for Lent, instead bringing one hell of a happy show to Orlando’s House of Blues.

  • The English Beat

    The English Beat

    The English Beat, a division of the Two Tone Army, invades Firestone Live in Orlando, but it’s opening band Fishbone that emerges victorious.

  • A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD

    A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD

    Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” is cinecast in HD to theaters across North America, and Carl F Gauze witnesses radio on the big screen.

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