• Braid


    No coast (Top Shelf Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

  • The Oyster Murders

    The Oyster Murders

    Mourning Birds EP (Independent). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Tame Impala

    Tame Impala

    Lonerism (Modular Fontana). Review by Jason O’Neal Griggs.

  • The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips

    A three-ring psychedelic circus took place at the House of Blues, with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips as the ringmaster. Jeff Schweers watched it all from the rafters.

  • Miniature Tigers

    Miniature Tigers

    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.

  • Spring Tigers

    Spring Tigers

    Mini-LP (Bright Antenna). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • MGMT


    Oracular Spectacular (Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Summer Camp 2008

    Summer Camp 2008

    Chris Catania gets a raucous introduction to the summer camp experience, by way of Wayne Coyne‘s glorious teeth.

  • North Elementary

    North Elementary

    Berandals (Pox World Empire). Review by Andrew Coulon.

  • Arwin


    Bright Outside (Self-released). Review by Chris Catania.

  • Rilo Kiley

    Rilo Kiley

    You may not expect that Rilo Kiley would be high on Jen Cray‘s list of must-see live bands, but after their recent takeover in Orlando they most definitely are up there!

  • Steel Train

    Steel Train

    Trampoline (Drive Thru). Review by Jen Cray.



    Speaking with vocalist Vice Cooler and guitarist Steve Touchstone of the undefinable trio of XBXRX, Jen Cray got them to talk about the brilliance of Kill Rock Stars, recording with Ian Mackaye and Steve Albini and how their live shows have resulted in permanent scarring.

  • The Dears

    The Dears

    With The Rapture playing just four blocks away and competing for much of the same audience, The Dears still managed to pack in a large crowd of indie rock fans with good taste. Jen Cray had little trouble deciding which show to attend.

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