• Warped Tour 2008

    Warped Tour 2008

    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.

  • Rooney

    Rooney

    Rooney found a whole new audience after opening up for The Jonas Brothers on their sold-out arena tour last year. Jen Cray found herself surrounded by pre-teen girls at the band’s recent Orlando gig.

  • Rancid

    Rancid

    Punk rock meets Mickey Mouse as Rancid storms the Magic Kingdom’s House of Blues. Jen Cray squeezes into the sold-out crowd.

  • Modest Mouse

    Modest Mouse

    After fifteen years, Modest Mouse is at the top of the game. Jen Cray was one of many who felt their majesty at a recent Orlando concert.

  • Bonnaroo

    Bonnaroo

    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.

  • Reno Divorce

    Reno Divorce

    Reno Divorce has called Denver home for over a decade, but their roots in the Orlando punk scene of the ’90s are not forgotten. Their recent Orlando gig is a homecoming for the band, their family, and friends, and for long-time fan, Jen Cray.

  • The Sword

    The Sword

    The Sword recently gave Orlando fans, including Jen Cray, a celebratory night of no-nonsense heavy metal.

  • Uh Huh Her

    Uh Huh Her

    When electro-pop band Uh Huh Her brought its madly selling-out tour to Orlando, Jen Cray not only caught the live show, but also sat down with the girls to discuss touring before the debut album is even released.

  • Be Your Own Pet

    Be Your Own Pet

    Be Your Own Pet is stealing hearts and stages on the Nylon Summer Music Tour. Jen Cray caught their Orlando show and found that she was not immune to their charms.

  • Duran Duran

    Duran Duran

    Jen Cray finds herself at a Duran Duran concert in 2008, and missing the AquaNet smell of a zillion emotional teenaged girls.

  • The A.K.A.s

    The A.K.A.s

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

  • Langhorne Slim

    Langhorne Slim

    Very few musicians can stun Jen Cray stupid with the simple inflections of their voices and the subtle strumming of their guitars. Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles did just that when they gifted a very intimate gathering of us at The Social in Orlando with a performance to be envied by those who missed it.

  • Tapes ‘n Tapes

    Tapes ‘n Tapes

    Tapes ‘n Tapes proves to Jen Cray that no matter how great a band’s songs are, if the crowd is uninspired, the band shall be as well.

  • Thrice

    Thrice

    With the second half of their ambitious conceptual double album finally in the hands of fans, Thrice continues its ascension into greatness. The show they put on in Orlando was enough to secure their place in Jen Cray‘s heart for life.

  • The AP Tour

    The AP Tour

    Alternative Press Magazine’s third annual tour sold out its Orlando date as All Time Low, The Rocket Summer, and a trio of other Teen Beat worthy bands made the girls and boys in the audience swoon. Jen Cray stood back and watched it all unfold.

  • Carbon/Silicon

    Carbon/Silicon

    Carbon/Silicon is the new project from punk rock legends Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) and Tony James (Generation X). Not even a wicked case of the flu could keep Jen Cray from catching their intimate Orlando show.

  • Teenage Bottlerocket

    Teenage Bottlerocket

    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.

  • The Mars Volta

    The Mars Volta

    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.

  • Taste of Chaos

    Taste of Chaos

    The fourth annual Taste of Chaos Tour brought its mini metalcore festival indoors for the Orlando stop, where Jen Cray caught up with it.

  • Time Again

    Time Again

    After a sorely disappointing trek to the world of Taste of Chaos, Jen Cray reveled in the musky sweat of a much more personable Time Again gig at The Social.

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