Tag: Hard Rock Live

Lauran Hibberd

Lauran Hibberd

Interviews

Staff writer Christopher Long wedges his way into a private after-show soirée with reigning British pop-rock princess Lauran Hibberd. In the process, the 25-year-old singer songwriter reveals her passion for pop music, Disaronno, and Taco Bell.

Generation Axe

Generation Axe

Event Reviews

Generation Axe brought their spectacular shredder show to Orlando in December, and Michelle Wilson was right there among the fans to get her face melted off.

Weezer

Event Reviews

Weezer brings the Memories Show to Orlando for a pair of full album performances that sell out with fans looking to take a time machine back to the early ’90s. Jen Cray caught the 1992 train and heard the Blue Album from start to finish.

Metric

Event Reviews

The hard candy sweetness of Metric doesn’t quite sugar the ears of Jen Cray the way she thought that it would.

Puscifer

Event Reviews

Puscifer is Maynard James Keenan’s bridge between the industrial, the electro, and the Arizona desert. Jen Cray tries to make sense of it all, gives up, and just relaxes into the strange psychedelia of their performance.

Le Butcherettes

Event Reviews

Le Butcherettes unleash their inner she-beast at an Orlando show that not only wowed Jen Cray , but won over a venue full of macho Deftones fans.

Danzig

Event Reviews

Danzig and DevilDriver tested the limits of the Hard Rock’s code of concert audience conduct at a recent Orlando date. Jen Cray plays nice for security.

Chicago

Event Reviews

Chris Long goes gaga for a real band that plays real melodic, hook-laden, happy pop/rock songs with real instruments (live). What a concept. Chicago doesn’t disappoint, putting on what is, to this die-hard fan, easily the best show of the year – so far!

Hinder

Event Reviews

A contemporary, multi-band juggernaut headlined by modern rock poster boys, Hinder, recently besieged Orlando, Florida. Despite a torrential downpour, approximately 1,500 enthusiactic fans, our own Christopher Long included, experienced one of the first big shows of the new year.

Reel Big Fish

Event Reviews

Four, count ‘em, FOUR great bands rock Orlando and nearly pogo us to death. Reel Big Fish and The Aquabats topped the lively bill that left Carl F Gauze dazed and dizzy.

Ian Anderson

Event Reviews

God of rock ‘n’ roll flute and leader of Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, opens his US tour in Orlando. Carl F Gauze watches from the balcony and tries not to get too distracted by the aging fans and their frail bladders.

MGMT

Event Reviews

MGMT’s debut Florida appearance may not have been as over-the-top as Jen Cray imagined, but it was a still a party worthy of the inevitable headache the morning after.

LCD Soundsystem

Event Reviews

LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells turned Orlando’s Hard Rock Live into the hottest dance club in Central Florida – and did it all before 11pm on a school night! Jen Cray immersed herself in the party.

Meat Loaf

Event Reviews

For those in need of a concert that’s a little more theatrical than most, there’s Meat Loaf, served up with a side of Pearl. Jen Cray caught the Orlando date of the legendary rocker’s Hang Cool Teddy Bear Tour.

Hole

Event Reviews

Courtney Love has resurrected Hole, in a way, and set out on a tour that has quickly become the must-see beautiful disaster of the summer. Jen Cray caught the uneven Orlando show.

Silversun Pickups

Event Reviews

Jen Cray was absorbed in Silversun Pickups’ sonic swirl of gorgeous distortion and dreamy pop as the band opened its summertime tour at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.

3 Doors Down

Event Reviews

3 Doors Down may have been the headliners for a recent show at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, but for Christopher Long , Hoobastank owned the stage.

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Event Reviews

Joe Jackson brought his Two Rounds of Racket tour to the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. on Monday. Bob Pomeroy was in the area and caught the show.

Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.

The Tin Star

The Tin Star

Screen Reviews

Anthony Mann’s gorgeous monochrome western, The Tin Star, may have been shot in black and white, but its themes are never that easily defined.

Flipside

Flipside

Screen Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner finds Flipside to be a vital treatise on mortality, creativity, and purpose, disguised as a quirky documentary about a struggling record store.

Stereophonic

Stereophonic

Music News

Tony-nominated smash success Stereophonic delivers a brand-new Broadway cast recording — straight from 1976.

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Print Reviews

Cocoa the Tour Dog is the heartwarming true story of a boy and his dog and his reggae band. Bob Pomeroy reviews the book by Adam Mansbach and reggae artist Stick Figure, with illustrations by Juan Manuel Orozco.

TRF Boog

TRF Boog

Features

First Single “Dump It” from TRF Boog’s forthcoming ME vs ME LP premieres today, at Ink 19.