Jen Cray hoofs it to Orlando’s HOB, where she gets an amped-up dose of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and sticks around for a satisfying Against Me! set.
The Van’s Warped Tour may still be selling out shows all over the country after 14 years of wreaking havoc in the summertime, but Jen Cray wonders where the innovative music has gone.
As music festivals spring up all over the country, Bonnaroo attempts to live up to its reputation as Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Best Festival.” Jen Cray fears that the heart has gone right out of it.
The Loved Ones had no idea they had so many fans in Orlando. Jen Cray was happy to find that she wasn’t the only adult in town who has a soft spot for melodic punk.
Foo Fighters ensured a buzz-worthy concert event when they brought along Jimmy Eat World and Against Me! for an evening of big rock in Orlando. Jen Cray was not about to miss this unforgettable night.
One Small Step For Landmines (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.
Midnight Cashier (Dirtnap). Review by Jen Cray.
I Am the Avalanche brought a slew of mediocrity on tour with them to Orlando. Jen Cray was there to witness the disaster.
The Orlando date of the Against Me! tour was scheduled in competition with the annual Anti Pop Fest, but the band’s loyal followers could not be deterred. Jen Cray skipped out on the multitude of alternate shows happening downtown to spend another evening with these Gainesville boys.
It was another night of dirty, rowdy punk rock as Big D and the Kids Table brought their Steady Riot Tour to Orlando. Jen Cray got knocked around in the pit, but still managed to make her way out and report back.
Where Our Failures Are (Red Leader). Review by Jen Cray.
Fight Before Surrender (Wounded/ Hairball 8). Review by Jen Cray.
The first ever Volcom Tour brought co-headliners Riverboat Gamblers and Valient Thorr to Orlando, along with label mates Totimoshi and ASG. This was exactly the kind of show Jen Cray had been waiting for.
We’re Not Men (Red Leader). Review by Jen Cray.
Page Hamilton, frontman of the seminal metal/hardcore outfit Helmet spent some phone time talking with Jen Cray about label execs who piss him off, bands you may be surprised that he likes, and how all he really wants to do is make music.
The Warped Tour brings its annual circus of misfits and mayhem to Orlando. Jen Cray experiences the overindulgence of noise, colors, crowds, heat… and torrential rain.
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