If a mermaid learned to play surf guitar, she could give Olivia Jean some exciting competition, at least for a little while.
Jenny Lewis never fails to make Orlando, and Jen Cray, feel like giddy little school kids… especially when she brings Speedy Ortiz along for the ride.
Jenny Lewis overcomes being the opening band, and sound and lighting issues, to overwhelm an Orlando audience, as Jen Cray knew she would.
Indie pop sensation Owl City wows the fans (and Carl F Gauze ) at a small club in Los Angeles.
Flashlights (self-assured/Team Clermont). Review by P. McEver.
Pressure (Badman). Review by Jen Cray.
Stars of Track & Field may have been merely the opening band, but for Jen Cray the night belonged to the Portland trio.
Everything Last Winter (Black Label). Review by Jen Cray.
Appropriately booked at a college campus, Seattle’s shoegazers Death Cab For Cutie rolled into Orlando for a crowded show at the UCF Arena. Jen Cray found their inimate sounds rather impersonal inside the too big space.
Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli has brought Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan on board for his Twilight Singers tour. Jen Cray fell into the 90’s nostalgia headfirst.
Oregon’s Stars of Track & Field are about to release their Wind Up Records debut that couples sonic ambience with larger than life melodies. Jen Cray had a chance to speak with drummer Dan Orvik while the band was en route to Seattle for a gig.
Athens, GA indie rockers Now Its Overhead now call two members of Orlando’s Summerbirds In The Cellar bandmates. Their recent homecoming show, with Summerbirds opening up, was an event Jen Cray could not miss.
Give Up (Sub Pop). Review by Carl Glaser.
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