• The Rumble Strips

    The Rumble Strips

    U.K. act Rumble Strips may have brought the rain, but their neo-ska tunes were all sunshine and big puffy “Clouds.” S D Green slogged through the downpour to catch a glimpse of the surprising source for Charlie Waller‘s big, big voice.

  • The Sauce Boss

    The Sauce Boss

    Raw (Burning Disk). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Convergence 14

    Convergence 14

    What happens when 200 Goths descend on Tampa to jump the shark? Bob Pomeroy checks out Convergence 14 and doesn’t even have to wear black.

  • Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend

    NY indie quartet, Vampire Weekend, gives Orlando its all during one Florida debut Phillip Haire is bloody lucky he didn’t miss.

  • 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.

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