Tag: Backbooth

No Age

No Age

Event Reviews

Sub Pop melodic noisemakers No Age kicked off a week-long anniversary celebration for one of Orlando’s best concert promoters at one of the town’s coolest little clubs. Jen Cray dropped in to pay her respects.

Phantogram

Phantogram

Event Reviews

Phantogram transports an Orlando audience, including Jen Cray , into another dimension with the help of some tribal trance music, a slide show, and a whole lot of strobe lights.

Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis

Event Reviews

These days Juliette Lewis is more a musician who makes movies when she’s not touring than an actress who dabbles as a rockstar. Anyone who has seen her live show, as Jen Cray has, can attest to the validity of the stake she’s claimed on rock ‘n’ roll.

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Event Reviews

Miniature Tigers’ bold blending of indie pop with grandiose compositions makes them accessible enough for the casual listener, yet eclectic enough for seasoned critic, Jen Cray.

Off With Their Heads

Off With Their Heads

Event Reviews

Encores at tiny punk rock shows?! They’re rare, but Jen Cray and a whole bunch of hungry fans dug this one.

Pop Evil

Pop Evil

Event Reviews

Displaying obvious old-school influences, Michigan’s own Pop Evil proves that the true cock-rock spirit of rock and roll is alive and well. Christopher Long reads the medical chart.

Monotonix

Monotonix

Event Reviews

Monotonix and Surfer Blood help Parafora Productions celebrate 3 years of amazing live music at Orlando’s BackBooth. Jen Cray is still reeling.

Teenage Bottlerocket

Teenage Bottlerocket

Event Reviews

Keeping it simple but not stupid, Teenage Bottlerocket and a host of others helped make Jen Cray’s evening enjoyable and yes, quite punk.

Valient Thorr

Valient Thorr

Event Reviews

The ever mighty Valient Thorr returns to Orlando to slay the crowd, Jen Cray included, once more.

Low Vs. Diamond

Low Vs. Diamond

Event Reviews

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.

Polar Bear Club

Polar Bear Club

Event Reviews

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.

Totimoshi

Totimoshi

Event Reviews

Totimoshi have their own unique take on heavy music, discovers Jen Cray , but they’re having trouble finding an audience for it.

Valient Thorr

Valient Thorr

Event Reviews

Valient Thorr is on a mission to save the planet through the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jen Cray witnessed their latest victory on the battle fields of Orlando.

The Frantic

The Frantic

Event Reviews

Jen Cray gets a peek at Ian Farnesi’s real, live blood during The Frantic’s Orlando debut.

The A.K.A.s

The A.K.A.s

Event Reviews

The A.K.A.s finally win over the hearts of a Florida audience. Jen Cray congratulates the band on its success.

Teenage Bottlerocket

Teenage Bottlerocket

Event Reviews

Teenage Bottlerocket may just be one more example of the great influence that The Ramones have had on music, but Jen Cray didn’t come to judge.

Summerbirds In The Cellar

Summerbirds In The Cellar

Event Reviews

Summerbirds In the Cellar have developed such a large Orlando following that the cd release party for their long-awaited sophomore disc, Druids, demanded not one but two shows. Jen Cray dropped in for the early show.

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Interviews

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Best of Film 2022

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Screen Reviews

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Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

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New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

Features

Join us for a new edition of New Music Now, with our special musical guest, Sleepyhead. All three members of the band are school teachers, so you didn’t hear it from us, but there might be a pop quiz about their album New Alchemy after the show.

Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta

Interviews

Back in 2018, Lily and Generoso selected Adirley Queirós’s Once There Was Brasilia as a top ten film. That feature’s cinematographer, Joana Pimenta, has now co-directed with Queirós one of the most expansive political films we’ve seen this year, Dry Ground Burning. Lily and Generoso interviewed Pimenta at AFI Fest earlier this month.