- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
AFI remind a sold-out Orlando crowd, and Jen Cray, that just because you’re emo doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
Tired of Tomorrow (Relapse Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Silversun Pickups triumph at The Plaza Live in Orlando!
The Aeroplane Flies High (reissue) (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Oceania (Martha’s Music/EMI). Review by Jen Cray.
A Perfect Circle sailed into Philly on a rare tour, to pummel Northeastern fans with their sound and to nosh on some cheesesteaks. Mike Hanan and Michelle Smith were close enough to smell the sauteed onions on Maynard Keenan’s breath.
Belong (Slumberland). Review by Scott Adams.
Lucky for us and Cherry Red Books, Dave Thompson is a HUGE Sparks fan. Matthew Moyer calls Sparks: No. 1 Songs in Heaven his strongest piece of writing yet.
Let It Sway (Polyvinyl Record Co.). Review by Jeff Schweers.
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.
Monotonix and Surfer Blood help Parafora Productions celebrate 3 years of amazing live music at Orlando’s BackBooth. Jen Cray is still reeling.
With material co-credited to Paul McCartney, Jean-Philip Grobler‘s Kites has caught the attention of music industry luminaries. However, he’s intent to make music his way, in his own time, resulting in his current EP You and I in the Kaleidoscope. Three years to make an EP? Grobler talks about that misconception, and promises his next shot of arena rock won’t take so long, but warns it might include a full orchestra in St. Paul’s Cathedral. S D Green tries to harmonize with the former South African choirboy.
You and I in the Kaleidoscope (Unsigned). Review by S D Green.
Zeitgeist (Martha’s Music/Reprise). Review by Jen Cray.
Something Quite Peculiar (Science). Review by Jen Cray.
Until I’m There/Days Will Pass 7″ (It’s a Trap!). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Snow Patrol tour was as much about opening acts Ok Go and Silversun Pickups as it was about the Irish headliners. Jen Cray was among those lucky enough to score a ticket to the sold-out event.
Carnavas (Dangerbird). Review by Jen Cray.
Everything Starts Where It Ends (The Militia Group). Review by Jen Cray.