• Braid

    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

    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

    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.

  • XBXRX

    XBXRX

    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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