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- January 27, 2021
A low-energy author heads out on a book tour that becomes more and more nightmarish as his life falls apart.
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 brought School of Seven Bells along with them for a semi-annual date with their loyal Orlando fans — fans like Jen Cray.
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.
Jen Cray discovers that An Evening with Cake, while frought with some forgivable frontman soapboxing, is an evening well spent.
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 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.
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 delivers an amazing, soulful, and rocking show at the House of Blues in Orlando that Jeff Schweers equates to a near religious experience.
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 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.
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.
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 turns an Orlando audience into a bunch of security guard biting, circle pit loving maniacs, as Paul Lucas reports.
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.
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.