• Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard Confessional

    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.

  • Beach Slang

    Beach Slang

    The Bleached Slang Tour (Beach Slang + Bleached) brings Orlando to its knees and causes hearts, like Jen Cray’s, to swoon.

  • Beach Slang

    Beach Slang

    A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings (Polyvinyl). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Belly

    Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Bully

    Bully

    Bully greets Orlando with apathy and anger toward one of its theme parks. Jen Cray smiles and thinks, “Man, this band would have fit in well in the nineties!”

  • Big Guava Festival

    Big Guava Festival

    Tampa’s Big Guava Festival puts itself on the sun & sounds map, and wins the heart of Jen Cray.

  • Nots

    Nots

    We Are Nots (Goner). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Big Guava Festival

    Big Guava Festival

    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.

  • Pixies

    Pixies

    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.

  • Ex Friends

    Ex Friends

    No Wonder We Prefer the Dark (Paper + Plastick). Review by Jen Cray.

  • The Gaslight Anthem

    The Gaslight Anthem

    Handwritten (Mercury Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Grass Widow

    Grass Widow

    Good things come to May Terry, who waited through a half-dozen bands before Grass Widow closed out the Panache Northside Showcase in NYC.

  • Orlando Calling Festival

    Orlando Calling Festival

    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.

  • Orlando Calling Festival

    Orlando Calling Festival

    • Info
    • October 25, 2011

    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

    Le Butcherettes

    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.

  • The White Wires

    The White Wires

    WWII (Dirtnap). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    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.

  • Silversun Pickups

    Silversun Pickups

    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.

  • MGMT

    MGMT

    Congratulations (Sony/Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • The Thermals

    The Thermals

    The Thermals are keeping the vitality of mid ’90s-styled indie rock alive and well.

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