• Sting and Paul Simon

    Two of pop music’s most prolific singer/songwriters came together for one night to delight and dazzle their longtime Orlando fans, Michelle Wilson among them.

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic

    “Weird Al” Yankovic

    The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic (Legacy Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.

  • The Beat goes on for ska icon Dave Wakeling

    The Beat goes on for ska icon Dave Wakeling

    The English Beat refuses to die with the ’80s. Ink 19‘s Robert M. Sutton chats with The Beat’s Dave Wakeling about the early days of the 2-Tone ska revival in England and the challenge of taking the past back into the future.

  • The Cat Empire

    The Cat Empire

    So Many Nights (Valour). Review by Chris Catania.

  • Door of No Return

    Door of No Return

    A serviceable documentary of a working band in creative transition, Door of No Return misses an opportunity to explore the history of one of the most intriguing reggae bands of all time, Steel Pulse.

  • Jupiter One

    Jupiter One

    JupiterOne (Cordless Recordings /Warner Music Group). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Bonnaroo


    Though this festival built its reputation as a lovefest for jambands and hippies, Bonnaroo in 2007 opened its arms up to more modern rock bands, bringing in a whole new audience. One new convert was Jen Cray, whose weekend in the mountains of Tennessee is not one she’s soon to forget.

  • Maria Taylor

    Maria Taylor

    Maria Taylor brought her dreamy indie pop to Orlando and the fans came out. Jen Cray was one of the hundred or so who came out for a mid-week, late night show.

  • Mute Math

    Mute Math

    There’s a good reason why Mute Math played two consecutive nights during Orlando’s Anti-Pop Festival, at The Social… Because, as Jen Cray soon found out, they are one of the greatest live bands touring the club circuit these days.

  • Stewart Copeland

    Stewart Copeland

    In America, he’s a well-known film composer. In Italy, he’s a highly-regarded concert drummer. In England he’s a … schlock reality talent show judge? Ian Koss talks to the man behind the drums and Everyone Stares, the recently released documentary about The Police.

  • Band Marino, As Tall As Lions

    Band Marino, As Tall As Lions

    Promoted as being headlined by Long Island’s soft Indie Rock crooners, As Tall As Lions, an early show at Orlando’s BackBooth was shuffled to allow Alt. Country talents, Band Marino to close the night. Jen Cray woke up early to make door time.

  • Everyone Stares

    Everyone Stares

    All good things come to an end, and bands are no exception — often, it’s a grisly, acrimonious end. Police uber-fan Ian Koss can’t tear his eyes away from drummer Stewart Copeland’s ultimate insider perspective on the rise and fall of one of the most unique bands to come out of the ’70s.

  • Shawn Colvin

    Shawn Colvin

    Polaroids: A Greatest Hits Collection (Columbia). Review by Andrew Ellis.

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