• Generation Axe

    Generation Axe

    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.

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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Beth Hart offered a healthy serving of blues in Orlando, and Michelle Wilson was there to savor the sweet experience.

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    “Antmania” is alive and well 30 years after Adam Ant’s peak, Michael Crown discovers at a sold-out Orlando gig.

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

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  • Florence & the Machine

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    Our own Jen Cray is besotted with Florence & the Machine’s high drama.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • 3 Doors Down

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    After fifteen years, Modest Mouse is at the top of the game. Jen Cray was one of many who felt their majesty at a recent Orlando concert.

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