• Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams‘ 2008 tour will take his band to stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters worldwide, but his show at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando, Florida was an acoustic solo set. Christopher Long was up close and personal for the Unplugged event in O-Town.

  • Ultra Music Festival

    Ultra Music Festival

    Ultra Music Festival celebrates a decade as dance music’s spiritual soul. S D Green makes the pilgrimage to Miami, is lost, and then found.

  • Biirdie

    Biirdie

    Catherine Avenue (Love Minus Zero Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants proves itself a gigantic nuclear furnace inside the belly of Orlando’s House of Blues. Rose Petralia basks in the glow.

  • The Eat

    The Eat

    It’s Not The Eat, It’s The Humidity (Alternative Tentacles Records). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Aesop Rock

    Aesop Rock

    Despite the obvious pitfalls of playing on a giant Transformer in a “backyard”, Aesop Rocks this block party-esque show at Orlando’s Anti-Pop Music Festival. S D Green was there to drink the $2.50 PBRs.

  • The Postmarks

    The Postmarks

    The final date of The Postmarks’ brief and enchanting summer tour as seen by Margarita Gonzalez.

  • Eames Era

    Eames Era

    While throngs of music lovers converged on Tampa’s Ybor City for the 25th edition of WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave, a little known band from Baton Rouge proved to be one of the highlights of the night. The Eames Era come to Tampa virtually unknown and left with a cadre of converts. Bob Pomeroy was one of them.

  • The Near Future

    The Near Future

    Old people finding romance and adventure in the seedy side of Florida? No, it’s not life on the mean streets of Bradenton, it’s Joe Ashby Porter’s new novel. Carl F. Gauze gives it a close read.

  • Asamov

    Asamov

    Remember the name. Shelton Hull brings us up to speed on Jacksonville’s hottest rap property.

  • Game Recognize Game?

    It’s unlikely you’ll see local reporting of this caliber in Jacksonville. Too bad for them, good for us! Shelton Hull handicaps the emerging mayoral race.

  • Pixies

    Pixies

    After 11 years of not speaking to one another, the Pixies are back together and touring. The fans come out in droves, as the band sells out show after show, including a recent trip to Orlando. Jen Cray reports.

  • Open Seat

    As part of our quest to print the complete works of Minority Report‘s Shelton Hull, we have, from back in June, another take on Senator Bob Graham’s decision not to seek reelection again, and the machinations behind Katherine Harris’s deferred Senate run.

  • Warped Tour 2003

    Compilation (Epitaph). Review by Troy Jewell.

  • Pennywise

    Julio Torres recounts Pennywise’s next-generation politically-infused punk-rawk assault in Boynton Beach, Florida.

  • Alkaline Trio

    If there were any justice in the world, every show like this would be sold out. So says Jen Lato.

  • Monsters of Airshow

    Sunday Sunday Sunday! Teams representing the Army, Navy and Air Force made a rare joint appearance at this airshow, and Ian Koss documented the hot screaming action.

  • Three Drops of Angry Ink

    Three sub-essays about recent items in the news. It is of paramount importance that YOU read them and respond to me in the appropriate manner.

  • Small Town Punk

    John L. Sheppard’s darkly funny take on life as a disaffected teen in early-’80s west central Florida, Small Town Punk hits pretty close to home for Tampa native Julio Diaz…

  • King Cotton

    Ultra Blues (Mossy Oak). Review by Vanessa Bormann.

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