RAT WARS (Loma Vista Recordings). Review by Steven Cruse.
Dan Arcamone takes a sharp left turn on his iconoclastic new jazz album, Standards, Vol. 2. Ink 19’s Stacy Zering talks with the Norwalk, Connecticut artist about the Great American Songbook, Nine Inch Nails arrangements, and the challenge of making jazz from prog rock.
Standards, Vol. 2. Review by Stacey Zering.
We Are the Ones (Red River Records) Review by Christopher Long
Gang of Four comes through Orlando, sort of, and Jen Cray is underwhelmed.
Predatory Highlights (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.
May Terry gets an audio-visual taste of East meets West with the L.A. shoegazing ethereal rock band, Io Echo, at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ.
Lily and The Parlour Tricks sizzle up a hot summer night of swinging music in New York City, where May Terry time-warped her way back to the ’20s.
Hanna: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Back Lot Music). Review by Laura Pontillo.
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.
Phantogram transports an Orlando audience, including Jen Cray , into another dimension with the help of some tribal trance music, a slide show, and a whole lot of strobe lights.
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.
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.
Two similar and familiar bands collided as The Faint and Ladytron shared a co-headlining bill that included a pair of sold-out stops in New York City. With more black attire and keyboards than one could count, the two acts offered career-spanning setlists filled with their distinctive synth-pop, post-punk and new-wave sounds. Kiran Aditham witnessed night two of the dark, dancefloor delights for himself.
When Gothic godfather (oh stop it) Peter Murphy swept into Jacksonville on the 4th of July with a bag full of hits and Bauhaus classics, Matthew Moyer dropped his bottle rockets and went to check out the REAL fiireworks.
Engima (Cement Shoes). Review by Jen Cray.
After watching this DVD, Crystal Lee is regretting forking over the 40 dollars to see NIN live. This DVD kicks so much more ass than the live show. Private concert anyone??
Marilyn Manson kicked off their U.S. leg of the Rape of the World Tour in front of a sold out crowd at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live. Jen Cray was in the middle of the madness.
Tohuvabohu (Metropolis). Review by Jorge C. Galban.
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