What Matters Most (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
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McCartney III. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Lynn Wallace talks to Miniature Tigers front man Charlie Brand about the band’s first full-length album, touring, and its recent rise to fame.
Precocious Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer entertained faithful fans in St. Petersburg with a solo show that was as bewitching as it was uneven, not that Bob Pomeroy , or anyone else attending, seemed to mind.
Langerado is no longer just for fans of jam bands. Now in its sixth year, the Florida festival has expanded into a four day event that scored R.E.M. and the Beastie Boys as headliners. Jen Cray spent some time in the Everglades swamplands to join in on the party.
Ripe (New West). Review by Sean Slone.
Noone thought that Ben Kweller had enough fans in Orlando to sell out The Social, but sell it out he did. It was a good thing Jen Cray got there early to catch the action.
Snow Machine (Daemon). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Through Playing Me (NA). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Parador (Ella/Not Lame). Review by Sean Slone.
Former Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon takes his new project Jack’s Mannequin on the road after a fight with Leukemia failed to drown his spirits. Jen Cray reports a vibe of hope at his warm-up Orlando gig.
Straight out of the Philly music scene, Fooling April is probably one of the best kept secrets–and not for long. Brian Kenneth talks about the band’s summer plans, American Idol Underground and the worst karoke songs ever.
A New and Greater Tokyo (Tiny Beat Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Hide, Run Away (One Little Indian). Review by Sean Slone.
Universe and Villa (March). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Non-Fiction/Sumatra Fox (Emergency Umbrella). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Cinematic (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Hopes & Fears (Interscope Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
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