• Carbon/Silicon

    Carbon/Silicon

    Carbon/Silicon is the new project from punk rock legends Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) and Tony James (Generation X). Not even a wicked case of the flu could keep Jen Cray from catching their intimate Orlando show.

  • Time Again

    Time Again

    After a sorely disappointing trek to the world of Taste of Chaos, Jen Cray reveled in the musky sweat of a much more personable Time Again gig at The Social.

  • Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers are, according to Jen Cray , the best punk rock band to come along in the last decade. When she heard they were in Orlando with Strike Anywhere, she skipped out on the last day of the Langerado Festival to catch their set.

  • Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo

    Crime In Stereo may have been just an opening act on The Chariot’s tour, but in Orlando they played as if they were the main event. Jen Cray made it out for the Saturday matinée show.

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones had no idea they had so many fans in Orlando. Jen Cray was happy to find that she wasn’t the only adult in town who has a soft spot for melodic punk.

  • The Country Slashers

    The Country Slashers

    Orlando has got a punk scene that most don’t even realize exists. The Country Slashers are one of the best to occupy this eclectic underground world of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll. Jen Cray caught up with them at The Social, alongside another pair of eye opening local acts.

  • The Dollyrots

    The Dollyrots

    The Dollyrots and Suffrajett conquer a small crowd in Orlando, Jen Cray included.

  • Xavier Rudd

    Xavier Rudd

    Austrailia’s answer to Paul Simon and Jack Johnson, one man band folk artist Xavier Rudd , brought his melodic spin on world music to Orlando. Jen Cray was just one amongst many who packed into The Social to witness the event.

  • Dillinger Escape Plan

    Dillinger Escape Plan

    After Disney refused to allow Dillinger Escape Plan to play their Orlando House of Blues date alongside metalcore heavyweights Killswitch Engage, the NJ band booked their own show at The Social. Jen Cray , and a few hundred other fans, eagerly came out to see them.

  • Gallows

    Gallows

    Gallows breathe new life into the choking corpse of hardcore punk, and while the rest of America may not yet have caught on to the chaotic phenomena from England, Jen Cray – and a few hundred Orlando kids- sure the hell have.

  • The Draft

    The Draft

    With a trio of Hot Water Music reunion shows coming up later in the month, the 3/4 of the band who moonlight as The Draft played an off-tour warmup gig in Orlando. Jen Cray was there.

  • Between the Buried & Me

    Between the Buried & Me

    Progressive metalcore masters Between the Buried & Me surprised everyone when their Orlando show sold out in advance, leaving many fans scrambling the streets begging for tickets. Jen Cray squeezed inside for a surprisingly friendly evening of new metal.

  • Big D and the Kids Table

    Big D and the Kids Table

    It was another night of dirty, rowdy punk rock as Big D and the Kids Table brought their Steady Riot Tour to Orlando. Jen Cray got knocked around in the pit, but still managed to make her way out and report back.

  • Chuck Ragan

    Chuck Ragan

    A fast departure from Brand New’s show at the House of Blues brought me to the much more laid back vibe at The Social for the Chuck Ragan gig. The Hot Water Music frontman was not the only famous frontman who decided to leave his band at home and go it alone for an acoustic evening. Jen Cray was in for a quadruple bill of talent!

  • Juliette & the Licks

    Juliette & the Licks

    Celebrating Halloween in Orlando, Juliette & the Licks gave the crowd at The Social- and Jen Cray – the ultimate party.

  • Robbers on High Street

    Robbers on High Street

    Dodging fights in the streets, Jen Cray made it inside The Social for a gorgeous evening of dreamy indie pop courtesy of Robbers on High Street and Great Northern.

  • Portugal the Man

    Portugal the Man

    For their second trip to Orlando in just three months time, Portugal the Man took a backseat in billing (to Rock Votolato), and quietly appeared as an opener at the same venue that they had previously sold out on their own. Jen Cray was back for a second helping of these Alaska boys.

  • The Wildbirds

    The Wildbirds

    The Wildbirds were a mere opening act two months ago, but this time around they’re receiving top billing on a show packed with talent. Jen Cray was one of the few in attendance for one damn fine night of music.

  • VHS or Beta

    VHS or Beta, with I Am the World Trade Center at the Social in Orlando, FL on June 27, 2002. Concert review and photos by Ian Koss.

  • Le Tigre

    Le Tigre, with The Butchies and V For Vendetta at The Social in Orlando, FL on February 26, 2002. Concert review by Bettie Lou Vegas. Photos by Julio Diaz.

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