• Face to Face

    Face to Face

    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

    My Chemical Romance

    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

    Interpol

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

  • Apocalyptica

    Apocalyptica

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

  • Flogging Molly

    Flogging Molly

    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

    Cake

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

  • Social Distortion

    Social Distortion

    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

    Bad Religion

    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

    Phoenix

    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

    Circa Survive

    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

    The Flaming Lips

    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

    The National

    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

    The Gaslight Anthem

    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

    James

    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

    Interpol

    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

    The Smashing Pumpkins

    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

    Too Fast For Love Tour

    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

    Coheed & Cambria

    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

    30 Seconds to Mars

    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.

  • The Dead Weather

    The Dead Weather

    It’s home run #3 for Jack White as The Dead Weather redefines normal expectations for a live show. Jen Cray witnessed a recent Orlando date and is still buzzing from the high of an unforgettable performance.

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