- Music Reviews
- September 25, 2020
Blue Hearts (Merge). Review by Scott Adams.
It’s been 45 years since Chrissie Hynde initially hit her stride with the Pretenders, and she hasn’t slowed down for anybody since.
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.
Emo darlings Dashboard Confessional, with some help from openers Beach Slang, lift up a near-capacity crowd in Orlando with heartfelt musings and aching melodies. Jen Cray opened her heart to it all.
The Bleached Slang Tour (Beach Slang + Bleached) brings Orlando to its knees and causes hearts, like Jen Cray’s, to swoon.
A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings (Polyvinyl). Review by Jen Cray.
Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
Tampa’s Big Guava Festival puts itself on the sun & sounds map, and wins the heart of Jen Cray.
We Are Nots (Goner). Review by Jen Cray.
Central Florida has got itself a proper music festival in the way of the BIG GUAVA. Save your gas money, cause with a lineup this good there’s no reason to drive 500 miles north to get your festival fix.
The Pixies raided Port Chester, NY on a big 2014 tour and May Terry was la-la lovin’ both old and new songs from an iconic band that dares to evolve.
No Wonder We Prefer the Dark (Paper + Plastick). Review by Jen Cray.
Handwritten (Mercury Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Good things come to May Terry, who waited through a half-dozen bands before Grass Widow closed out the Panache Northside Showcase in NYC.
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.
Le Butcherettes unleash their inner she-beast at an Orlando show that not only wowed Jen Cray, but won over a venue full of macho Deftones fans.
WWII (Dirtnap). Review by Jen Cray.
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.
Jen Cray was absorbed in Silversun Pickups’ sonic swirl of gorgeous distortion and dreamy pop as the band opened its summertime tour at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.