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Poetry of the Dead (Epitaph). Review by Jen Cray.
Ink 19’s Jen Cray trades her low expectations for staunch admiration when she experiences the charm of Coldplay firsthand. Almost as good as U2?
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West Texas (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.
One Small Step For Landmines (Civil Defense League). Review by Jen Cray.
I Am the Avalanche brought a slew of mediocrity on tour with them to Orlando. Jen Cray was there to witness the disaster.
Jealous Me Was Killed By Curiosity (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.
The blues-soaked, funk-sprinkled, new progressive sounds of Alaska’s Portugal The Man made an evening of mediocre bands worth it for Jen Cray.
On Letting Go (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.
Everything Starts Where It Ends (The Militia Group). Review by Jen Cray.
Diagrams Without Instructions (Hi Fi Alliance). Review by Jen Cray.
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.
When At The Drive In split up, half of the band went on to critical success in The Mars Volta. The other half quietly slipped into a band just as worthy of praise, Sparta. Jen Cray stepped in to pay the band some respect.
My Favorite Songwriters (Five One). Review by Aaron Shaul.
De-loused In The Comatorium (Universal). Review by Nick Plante.
Wiretap Scars (Dreamworks). Review by Dan Stapleton.
Weezer, with Dashboard Confessional, Sparta, The Special Goodness, Home Town Hero, AM Radio, and Rooney at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA on July 29, 2002. Concert review by Liza Hearon.
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