This week’s compendium of five carefully selected albums are all connected by a change encounter with Julius C. Lacking … maybe it was the tags, or perhaps the artwork, but the results are clear.
Merlyn Belle (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Supremely independent for going on three decades, Superchunk’s incisive nervous energy is still one of the purest indie highs you can find.
Jenny Lewis never fails to make Orlando, and Jen Cray, feel like giddy little school kids… especially when she brings Speedy Ortiz along for the ride.
Jenny Lewis overcomes being the opening band, and sound and lighting issues, to overwhelm an Orlando audience, as Jen Cray knew she would.
Tegan and Sara throw the seating chart out the window, liberating a sold-out crowd at the Tampa Theatre right out of their chairs.
Jenny Lewis drenches Orlando with her sweet and soulful country tinged folk music. Jen Cray is amongst the adoring, sold-out crowd.
As music festivals spring up all over the country, Bonnaroo attempts to live up to its reputation as Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Best Festival.” Jen Cray fears that the heart has gone right out of it.
Fire Songs (Vanguard Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Matchless Years (Darla). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Bitchin’ (Purple Feather). Review by Jen Cray.
You may not expect that Rilo Kiley would be high on Jen Cray’s list of must-see live bands, but after their recent takeover in Orlando they most definitely are up there!
Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros). Review by Jen Cray.
Golden Sun (Paper Trail). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink (Self-Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Free to Stay (Barsuk). Review by Aaron Shaul.
While throngs of music lovers converged on Tampa’s Ybor City for the 25th edition of WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave, a little known band from Baton Rouge proved to be one of the highlights of the night. The Eames Era come to Tampa virtually unknown and left with a cadre of converts. Bob Pomeroy was one of them.
These Are the Shoes We Wear (Fractured Discs). Review by Aaron Shaul.
What is it About This Place? (Ocelot). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Real Vampires EP (Cake). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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