In the news today: Speedy Ortiz, Matt Skiba, Lektron, AFI, Against Me!, Palehound, Ithaca, Janelle Monáe
Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
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!”
Painted Shut (Saddle Creek). Review by Jen Cray.
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