- Music Reviews
- May 7, 2021
Mercy Rising (Crooked Crown Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Unpeeled (RCA). Review by Christopher Long.
Where does the time go? Contributing writer Christopher Long reflects on his first decade with Ink 19.
Pretending and Ending. Review by Carl F Gauze.
2011 Grammy Nominees (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
In The Dark (ATO). Review by Joe Frietze.
The Avett Brothers don’t just appeal to hippies anymore. Their recent Orlando show showcased a genre-defying band with talent beyond their numbers. Jen Cray is a newly born fan.
Kings of Leon are well on their way to dominating the rock world here in their own country. Jen Cray caught their subtle, but satisfying, show in Orlando recently.
First-time author and rock-concert veteran Steve Weinberger has written perhaps the funniest overview of the mosh-pit population ever. Like a mad scientist, Weinberger categorizes and analyzes every species of concertgoer in No Air Guitar Allowed, painting them with deft satirical strokes and a surprisingly empathetic eye. Ink 19 and Weinberger discuss how he spent years of his life illustrating the differences between KISS and indie-rock fans.
Only By The Night (RCA). Review by Christopher Long.
Interpol may not be the most exciting live band on the planet, but Jen Cray is hooked on their music deeply enough to keep going back for more.
Golden Daze (PRC). Review by Jen Cray.
Not rain, nor the humid Florida summer night air could keep Jen Cray away from checking out former D Generation vocalist Jesse Malin‘s show as part of the Death & Taxes tour.
Though this festival built its reputation as a lovefest for jambands and hippies, Bonnaroo in 2007 opened its arms up to more modern rock bands, bringing in a whole new audience. One new convert was Jen Cray, whose weekend in the mountains of Tennessee is not one she’s soon to forget.
Because Of The Times (RCA). Review by Jen Cray.
Between Earth & Sky (EMI/Rethink). Review by Jen Cray.
Living Things are a rock band from St. Louis who are bound and determined to remind music fans that rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be dirty. John Hood explains their live show, as Jen Cray shows you the proof.
American Minor (Jive Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Nashville’s Kings of Leon may be suffering from tour fatigue, but you’d never know it by hearing them play. Jen Cray struggles past a migraine to pinpoint what went wrong.