- Music Reviews
- July 5, 2022
Beja Power! Electric Soul and Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast (Ostinato Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
In a small rural Pennsylvania town, a dedicated crew of film lovers struggle to keep their local drive-in operating.
Crystal Fairy (Ipecac). Review by Jen Cray.
Alkaline Trio celebrate 15 years of sweetly poppy gloom and doom with a greatest hits tour that allows them time to strip it all down for the fans. Jen Cray witnessed the bare bones at the band’s Orlando date.
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?
West Texas (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.
Those unconvinced by the musical genius that is The Mars Volta need only experience a fraction of what Jen Cray experienced at their recent sold out Orlando show.
One Small Step For Landmines (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.
The blues-soaked, funk-sprinkled, new progressive sounds of Alaska’s Portugal The Man made an evening of mediocre bands worth it for Jen Cray.
On Letting Go (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.
No, Not Me, Never (Stolen Transmission). Review by Jen Cray.
Moros Eros are the most exciting band to call Victory Records home in years. Baffled as to why they were billed opening for an electro/emo artist, Jen Cray showed up at their Orlando show to congratulate them on their greatness.
M(US)IC (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.
Victory Records has taken a chance on an experimental indie rock band that put out one of 2006’s most exciting debuts. Moros Eros are going to blow up in 2007. Jen Cray spoke with lead singer/guitarist/lyricist, Zach Tipton , while he enjoyed what could very well be his last couple weeks of anonymity at home in Georgia.
When At The Drive In split up, half of the band went on to critical success in The Mars Volta. The other half quietly slipped into a band just as worthy of praise, Sparta. Jen Cray stepped in to pay the band some respect.
System of a Down fuse rap/metal with bold political opinion, and The Mars Volta are just bold, period. When the two bands tour together you’ve got one hell of a package deal. Jen Cray ignores the politics (mostly) for an unforgettable night.
A Manual Dexterity – Soundtrack Volume I (Gold Standard Labs). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
A Hostage and the Meaning of Life (Fearless). Review by Addam Donnelly.