• Dead Confederate

    Dead Confederate

    Dead Confederate EP (The Artists Organization/Razor & Tie). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Punk House

    Punk House

    Photographer Abby Banks went on a 25-city tour of “punk houses” across the U.S. to create this unique coffeetable book that pays tribute to this artistic underground of “hippie punks.” Jen Cray is ready to crash.

  • Dub Trio

    Dub Trio

    Cool Out and Coexist (RIOR). Review by Chris Catania.

  • Magnet School

    Magnet School

    Tonight We Drink…Tomorrow We Battle the Evil at Hand (Arclight). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Dinosaur Jr

    Dinosaur Jr

    The freshly reunited Dinosaur Jr. prove that you don’t have to create a big PR circus to get people excited about your comeback. The numbers may have been modest, but those who made it out to the band’s Orlando show at The Club@Firestone — Jen Cray among them — had a Sunday night to remember.

  • Interpol

    Interpol

    Interpol may not be the most exciting live band on the planet, but Jen Cray is hooked on their music deeply enough to keep going back for more.

  • Girl Talk

    Girl Talk

    Pop-collagist/Party-Starter Girl Talk (a.k.a. Gregg Gillis) talks to Omar de la Rosa about sampling, doing remixes versus Girl Talk originals, the like-minded performance stylings of tourmate Dan Deacon, and Gregg’s favorite mixed drink.

  • Pitchfork Music Festival

    Pitchfork Music Festival

    For the third straight year indie-rock tastemaker Pitchfork Media summoned the masses, including Chris Catania, and delivered a balanced mix of promising upstarts and legends for the Pitchfork Music Festival.

  • The Measure [Sa]

    The Measure [Sa]

    Historical Fiction (Team Science). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Land of Talk

    Land of Talk

    Applause Cheer Boo Hiss (Rebel Group). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Priya Thomas

    Priya Thomas

    You and Me Against the World, Baby (Boiling Point). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Sebadoh

    Sebadoh

    Touring with the original lineup for the first time in 14 years, indie rock’s underrated heroes Sebadoh strolled into a soldout room at Orlando’s The Social. Nothing could derail Jen Cray from not only witnessing this event, but talking with the band that helped create the soundtrack to her teenage years.

  • XBXRX

    XBXRX

    Speaking with vocalist Vice Cooler and guitarist Steve Touchstone of the undefinable trio of XBXRX, Jen Cray got them to talk about the brilliance of Kill Rock Stars, recording with Ian Mackaye and Steve Albini and how their live shows have resulted in permanent scarring.

  • My Flea Circus

    My Flea Circus

    Fancy Feast (Fairy Factory). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • XBXRX

    XBXRX

    Wars (Polyvinyl). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Deerhoof

    Deerhoof

    Friend Opportunity (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Jen Cray.

  • The Shapes

    The Shapes

    2006 was a year dedicated to “tightening the sound, playing better and more shows, and working on getting some press and radio airplay,” said Mark, vocalist and guitarist for Brooklyn-based band, the Shapes. Well, they did just that. Brittany Sturges got the scoop on how they went about doing so.

  • Moros Eros

    Moros Eros

    Victory Records has taken a chance on an experimental indie rock band that put out one of 2006’s most exciting debuts. Moros Eros are going to blow up in 2007. Jen Cray spoke with lead singer/guitarist/lyricist, Zach Tipton, while he enjoyed what could very well be his last couple weeks of anonymity at home in Georgia.

  • Tapes ‘n’ Tapes

    Tapes ‘n’ Tapes

    The Loon (XL). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Shipping News

    Shipping News

    Flies the Field (Quarterstick). Review by Aaron Shaul.

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