• Dum Dum Girls

    Dum Dum Girls

    Dum Dum Girls top a promising indie rock bill that woos Jen Cray into downtown Orlando in the midst of St. Paddy’s Day madness.

  • The Get Up Kids

    The Get Up Kids

    The Get Up Kids have, thankfully, outgrown the pop punk emo bands that copped their style 10 years ago, as a recent Orlando date proved to virgin listener Jen Cray.

  • Free Energy

    Free Energy

    Free Energy make their Central Florida debut in front of more than just the bartenders, and Jen Cray thanks her lucky stars that she decided to brave the 60 degree wintry blasts to catch the show.

  • Andy Hull & Kevin Devine

    Andy Hull & Kevin Devine

    Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull have joined forces as the gorgeously poetic pop group Bad Books, but fill their recent tour setlists with songs from their collective catalogs. Jen Cray enjoys the music, but yearns for an espresso or two.

  • School of Seven Bells

    School of Seven Bells

    Just two days after one half of the identical twin sister vocal team that makes up School of Seven Bells unexpectedly departed the band, Jen Cray caught their newly downsized performance.

  • Ted Leo

    Ted Leo

    Ted Leo & The Pharmacists wet an Orlando stage with the sweat of their high energy performance, but opening band Screaming Females were just as impressive for Jen Cray.

  • Electric Six

    Electric Six

    Electric Six set the crowd on fire at Orlando’s best small club. Carl F Gauze was close enough to get singed.

  • Rooney

    Rooney

    Despite a few technical malfunctions, So-Cal pop/rock combo Rooney wowed Orlando fans with a powerful live set, which is more than Chris Long can say about the warm up bands.

  • The Thermals

    The Thermals

    The Thermals are keeping the vitality of mid ’90s-styled indie rock alive and well.

  • Local H

    Local H

    Local H prove to doubters that they are much more than a side-note in the story of grunge, and As Good As Dead is a sorely underrated album.

  • Against Me!

    Against Me!

    Against Me! test drives both a new drummer and a new set of songs on a mini-Florida tour that finds them squeezing into the packed confines of The Social in Orlando.

  • Sondre Lerche

    Sondre Lerche

    Sondre Lerche soothes Orlando with his broad-palette approach to folk music – but don’t even think about catnapping during his set.

  • Four Year Strong

    Four Year Strong

    Four Year Strong

  • Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory surprise Orlando fans with an intimate, acoustic show just in time for the holidays.

  • Amanda Palmer

    Amanda Palmer

    The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer delivers a mesmerizing rare solo performance to her faithful Orlando flock… even Neil Gaiman showed up!

  • The Revival Tour 2009

    The Revival Tour 2009

    Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour makes a return trip to Orlando to jam with a crowd of friends for a less-than-perfect audience of socialites.

  • Strike Anywhere

    Strike Anywhere

    Strike Anywhere turns a room full of strangers into a family with their well-measured mix of melodic punk and angry politics.

  • Strung Out

    Strung Out

    Strung Out gives standard Orlando fare a run for its money, abusing, shredding, and grinding the hell out of every inch of The Social’s stage to fans’ delight.

  • Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis jettisons the Licks for a new bid at solo stardom. Jen Cray sees how she handles the spotlight all to herself.

  • Jeffree Star

    Jeffree Star

    The reigning queen of MySpace wowed his faithful Orlando flock with a short but sweet performance, yet Chris Long can’t help but wonder if Jeffree Star is more style than substance.

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