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    These Arms Are Snakes

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    Take Me to the Sea (Matador). Review by Addam Donnelly.

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    The Mars Volta

    Those unconvinced by the musical genius that is The Mars Volta need only experience a fraction of what Jen Cray experienced at their recent sold out Orlando show.

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    Fair To Midland

    Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True (Universal Republic/ Serjical Strike). Review by Jen Cray.

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    M(US)IC (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.

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    Fair To Midland

    Fair To Midland are blessed, and cursed, with the title “the first band to be signed to Serj Tankian’s label.” Jen Cray sat down with vocalist Darroh Sudderth and keyboardist Matt Langley outside of Orlando’s House of Blues just before the second night of their first ever major tour.

  • Fair To Midland

    Fair To Midland

    The Drawn and Quartered EP (Serjical Strike). Review by Jen Cray.

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    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.

  • Portugal. The Man.

    Portugal. The Man.

    Waiter: You Vultures! (Fearless). Review by Addam Donnelly.

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    System of a Down

    System of a Down fuse rap/metal with bold political opinion, and The Mars Volta are just bold, period. When the two bands tour together you’ve got one hell of a package deal. Jen Cray ignores the politics (mostly) for an unforgettable night.

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