Tag: House of Blues

Alkaline Trio

Event Reviews

Alkaline Trio celebrate 15 years of sweetly poppy gloom and doom with a greatest hits tour that allows them time to strip it all down for the fans. Jen Cray witnessed the bare bones at the band’s Orlando date.

Face to Face

Event Reviews

Face to Face are together again after a break-up that didn’t stick. Orlando fans, like Jen Cray , reap the benefits of their reunion.

My Chemical Romance

Event Reviews

My Chemical Romance was never high on Jen Cray’s list of favorites, but the years have been kind to both the band’s songwriting and to their ability to stage a live show. In Orlando, as on virtually every other date of their 2011 World Contamination Tour, a sold-out sign screamed across the venue’s marquee.

Interpol

Event Reviews

Interpol brought School of Seven Bells along with them for a semi-annual date with their loyal Orlando fans – fans like Jen Cray.

Apocalyptica

Event Reviews

Apocalyptica class up heavy metal with their unique triple cello approach, and Jen Cray is awed.

Flogging Molly

Event Reviews

Flogging Molly’s 7th annual Green 17 Tour brings to Orlando the added bonus of opening act Moneybrother. Jen Cray can’t decide which band she enjoyed more.

Cake

Event Reviews

Jen Cray discovers that An Evening with Cake, while frought with some forgivable frontman soapboxing, is an evening well spent.

Social Distortion

Event Reviews

Few things are as Rock ‘n’ Roll as 30-year punk rock veterans Social Distortion, as Jen Cray and a sold-out crowd at Orlando’s House of Blues recently witnessed.

Bad Religion

Event Reviews

Bad Religion celebrate their 30-year career the only way they know how: by releasing a killer new album and touring the country playing songs off of all 15 of their punk rock defining releases! Jen Cray was at the party without her hot pink wig.

Phoenix

Event Reviews

If Phoenix’s debut Orlando performance is any indication of its future, the little French band is finally beginning to see the fruits of its decade-long labor. An enthusiastic sold-out crowd that included Jen Cray greeted the band with open arms.

Circa Survive

Event Reviews

Circa Survive and Dredg put on a pair of performances at Orlando’s House of Blues that should officially release them from their previous emo trappings. Jen Cray reports.

The Flaming Lips

Event Reviews

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.

The National

Event Reviews

The National delivers an amazing, soulful, and rocking show at the House of Blues in Orlando that Jeff Schweers equates to a near religious experience.

The Gaslight Anthem

Event Reviews

With the metamorphosis of Brian Fallon from shy guy to confident frontman, The Gaslight Anthem are poised to follow in their hero’s footsteps. Jen Cray observed the band’s ascent at a recent Orlando show.

James

Event Reviews

Brit-Pop darlings James have reunited with their incomparable frontman Tim Booth and are flooding American shores with their timeless pop songs. Jen Cray caught the first wave at Orlando’s House of Blues.

Interpol

Event Reviews

Interpol have lost their enigmatic bass player, but not their ability to bring the cool to even the hottest summer night. Jen Cray lets loose with the coolest cats in Orlando.

The Smashing Pumpkins

Event Reviews

Billy Corgan is The Smashing Pumpkins and, as a recent Orlando show proved to Jen Cray , his cast of brand new bandmates brings a whole new fist of fury to the band’s sound and performance.

Too Fast For Love Tour

Event Reviews

Ian Koss has seen the future of boy bands, and boy, does it have one #&@% of a potty mouth. Skip the bar, and settle in for the latest batch of music to piss off your parents.

Coheed & Cambria

Event Reviews

Coheed & Cambria turns an Orlando audience into a bunch of security guard biting, circle pit loving maniacs, as Paul Lucas reports.

30 Seconds to Mars

Event Reviews

30 Seconds to Mars gives Orlando fans what they want… even if it is a little too much ego with a little too little substance to back it up.

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Greg Hoy

Interviews

Fascinated by the arcane world of musical gear, Randy Radic spoke with dyed-in-the-wool gearhead Greg Hoy about his setup on new EP Holy Mother of God, how he produces his unique sound, and a gear-gone-wrong moment.

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.