- Staff Picks
- June 17, 2021
New Long Leg (4AD). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
The first ever Orlando Calling Festival set up camp on a picture-perfect Central Florida fall day. Jen Cray parked it on the lawn amid tens of thousands of music fans and absorbed.
The inaugural, and hopefully annual, Orlando Calling Festival brings BIG acts to Central Florida for a major two-day music festival November 12-13.
Pete Yorn (Vagrant Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.
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.
Desert After Rain (Self-Released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Feel the Pull (Self-Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Love & Bombs (Yep Roc). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Live From New Jersey (Columbia). Review by Sean Slone.
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Extended Player 24:26 (Reprise). Review by Sean Slone.
Strange Seasons (Trampoline). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Greatest Hits Vol. II (Trampoline Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Andrew Ellis finds out the frustrations and joys Brad Byrd experiences in writing, producing, and releasing his music independently.
Even for the likes of the mega-successful John Mayer or David Gray, being a singer songwriter is a sometimes lonely, often difficult vocation and it’s even harder as an independent artist. Andrew Ellis finds out about life as a solo artist at the other end of the spectrum with Atlanta-based Chuck Carrier.
The Ever Changing Picture (Rockport Publishing). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Day I Forgot (Columbia Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Various Artists (Columbia). Review by by Dan Stapleton.
The Fine Art of Self Destruction (Artemis Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Golden Age of Radio (Signature Sounds). Review by Sean Slone.
musicforthemorningafter (Columbia). Review by Sean Slone.