Pom Pom Squad began as songwriter Mia Berrin’s solo operation but now employs four full-time experts in musical munitions and lethal lyrical techniques.
ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Katie Crutchfield, performing as Waxahatchee, has been slowly and steadily building her repertoire and now her talent is overflowing her banks.
Double Date With Death are loud and Canadian, and they don’t care if you don’t understand their French howling. They have a double date to get to.
M. Ward could get by on his smoky velvet voice alone, but he also happens to be a supreme connoisseur of what alert musicians call songcraft.
As you may suspect, Peter Bjorn and John hail from Sweden, and as you may expect, they do Anglophonic indie pop better than the Anglophones.
Quema Quema Quema (Tiger’s Milk). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
of Montreal gets weird at the Social! Relive the crazy with Alexa Harris in this review of the antic-filled, surreal, one-of-a-kind show.
Foster the People caught a lucky break with their first single, but prove to be more than just the flavor of the month at a recent Orlando show that made a believer out of Jen Cray.
Amoral (Friendly Fire/ Static Recital). Review by Jen Cray.
Inklings (El deth). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Miniature Tigers’ bold blending of indie pop with grandiose compositions makes them accessible enough for the casual listener, yet eclectic enough for seasoned critic, Jen Cray.
Up From Below (Community). Review by jeff schweers.
Romanian Names (Dead Oceans). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
The Sounds bring an ear-pleasing mix of alt-pop gems and a hefty dose of star power to Orlando’s House of Blues.
With a stage show more akin to performance art than rock concert, Of Montreal is anything but subtle. Jen Cray did not wear a pink leotard or face paint to the Orlando show, but she enjoyed it all the same.
Dark Smaland (Orange Twin). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The Alternative (Major Reco). Review by Jen Cray.
Be He Me (Ace Fu). Review by Jen Cray.
Of Montreal have taken their glam rock traveling circus show on the road, and after frontman Kevin Barnes Full Monty stunt in Vegas recently the band’s Orlando stop was packed with fans as well as curiousos. Jen Cray was front and centered for this fully clothed event.
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