- Music Reviews
- February 23, 2018
The Asylum Years (Omnivore Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Citizen blows the roof off of The Social with sad songs you can mosh to. Vanna Porter documents.
Knuckle Puck’s sold out Orlando show was a sweaty one, and Vanna Porter was knee deep in it.
together PANGEA stack their bill for a blazing Orlando debut that Jen Cray was front and center for.
Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.
New Found Glory celebrate 20 years of Pop Punk with a string of sold-out intimate dates at The Social. Jen Cray was there for night two.
letlive. give a still healing Orlando, and Jen Cray, a reason to enjoy the night.
Hop Along and Speedy Ortiz bring an evening of indie rock to a packed Orlando house. Jen Cray patiently waits for it to boil over.
Black Sabbathy beachballs and bacon – Mac Sabbath and American Party Machine deliver a meal of hot grease and cheese with a side of middle fingers.
Tastemaking indie label Third Man Records have sent out some of their most vicious and visceral punk bands on their first ever label-showcase tour, Audio Social Dissent. Jen Cray was front and center.
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!”
Deafheaven bring together death metal and shoegaze and people lose their minds over it. Jen Cray had to see for herself.
Gang of Four comes through Orlando, sort of, and Jen Cray is underwhelmed.
Face to Face performs Big Choice live at The Social. You know Jen Cray was there!
FIDLAR and Metz make their Orlando debuts and inspire the crowd to break all the rules. Jen Cray is in the middle of the beautiful madness.
After a stubborn illness sidelined the band just as they were about to explode, Screaming Females are back with a killer album and looooong world wide tour. Jen Cray caught their Orlando date.
Literally dancing with bells on, legendary songwriter Jonathan Richman delighted Orlando fans with an acoustic show that felt more like a poetry reading than a typical night at The Social.
Self-proclaimed “Helsinki Vampires” The 69 Eyes delivered an amazing, high octane performance at Orlando’s Social.
Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry performs live at Orlando’s The Social for a room packed full of appreciators, our own Phillip Haire among them.
Paul “HR” Hudson led the band Bad Brains but fell into mental illness. This is the story of his finding the way back.