Parallel Lives (Pure Noise). Review by Jen Cray.
To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere (Vagrant Records). Review by Jen Cray.
The recently reunited Underoath wrapped up their sold-out Rebirth Tour in Orlando and even a skeptical Jen Cray was convinced of their power.
Anthology (Staple Records / Workhorse Music Group). Review by Jen Cray.
Thrice takes a victory lap before a planned hiatus, to say “goodbye” to 14 years worth of fans on their Farewell Tour. Jen Cray enjoys their bittersweet (final?) Orlando date.
Circa Survive and Dredg put on a pair of performances at Orlando’s House of Blues that should officially release them from their previous emo trappings. Jen Cray reports.
Poetry of the Dead (Epitaph). Review by Jen Cray.
Beggars (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Jen Cray discusses brainwashing, politics, war, and even a little bit of music with Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes.
Appeal to Reason (DGC/Interscope). Review by Jen Cray.
Jen Cray is thoroughly rocked by a triple bill of Rise Against, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio. All killer, no filler? The point can be argued…
A recent Alkaline Trio show at Orlando’s House of Blues revitalized a stale summer of live shows for Jen Cray.
With the second half of their ambitious conceptual double album finally in the hands of fans, Thrice continues its ascension into greatness. The show they put on in Orlando was enough to secure their place in Jen Cray’s heart for life.
The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV Air and Earth (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Pierce the Empire With a Sound (Lujo). Review by Jen Cray.
The two-night stint of Brand New and Thrice at Orlando’s House of Blues sold out days in advance. Jen Cray managed to get inside on the closing night.
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!
The Alchemy Index: Vols I & II- Fire & Water (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Still Searching (Vagrant Records/Drive-Thru Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
A Cheap Print of a Masterpiece (Jump Start). Review by Jen Cray.
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