- December 2, 2020
Guitarist Robert Evan Trop of Beach Viper discusses his influences and growing up on Elvis.
Misty Morning Dew. Review by Michelle Wilson.
John 5 and the Creatures give a class in Guitar God 101 at the Social.
The Greatest Hits (Universal Republic). Review by Christopher Long.
Greg Prato’s new oral history of Seattle music (or “grunge” to you and me, bucko) strikes the right balance between bratty humor and pathos, thinks Matthew Moyer. And was the bassist from Guns N’ Roses really in the Fastbacks? Read on,,,
Ten (Legacy Edition) (Epic Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
The ever mighty Valient Thorr returns to Orlando to slay the crowd, Jen Cray included, once more.
William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
Live at the Paradiso – Amsterdam (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.
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.
What began as a side project for Pantera members Phillip Anselmo and Rex Brown has since become a supergroup within the metal world. Down brought their metal alumni to Orlando, and Jen Cray got herself an invite.
Year Long Disaster (Volcom). Review by Jen Cray.
War Of Aggression (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.
Open Fire (Relapse). Review by Jen Cray.
Steve LaFashia, guitarist for Jealousy Curve, chats with Brittany Sturges about winning the 2005 Zippo Hot Tour contest, the band’s next album, their dream tour and forensics.
The Prophet Curse (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Head For The Door (Virgin). Review by Andrew Ellis.