- April 10, 2020
Sweet Crude’s tour ended abruptly at the Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. The tour to drum up interest in their upcoming major label debut was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bob Pomeroy was at that show.
There Is Hope. Review by Stacey Zering.
Sprinter (Partisan Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Unrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Gold Dust ( Deutsche Grammophon / Mercury Classics). Review by Jen Cray.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers sell out Orlando’s Amway Arena with the grace and ease of a well-seasoned band with nothing to prove. Jen Cray joins in with the masses on some memorable sing-alongs.
Conantus (Sacred Bones). Review by Jen Cray.
Tori Amos has been setting fire to fans’ hearts and minds for 17 years, Jen Cray among them. Her recent Orlando show was, as usual, a rousing success.
Gavin Rossdale may be a musical shapeshifter (Bush, Institute, solo), but he never fails to entertain a crowd. At his recent Orlando show, Jen Cray was bowled over by Mr. Gwen Stefani, and swept away completely by opening band Nico Vega.
Two Suns (Astralwerks). Review by Jen Cray.
Filling up The Plaza Theatre with their heartbreaking sounds, Cowboy Junkies treat Orlando — and Jen Cray — to an evening of tear-jerking beauty.
Sing Your Song (Self-Released). Review by Kyrby Raine.
The Forms (Threespheres). Review by Jen Cray.
When Tori Amos comes to town, Orlando in this case, it’s an event – one which Jen Cray had no intention of missing.
Girls and Boys (Cabin 24). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Poverina (Minty Fresh). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Orphans (Test Tube Baby). Review by Jen Cray.
For his first show in Central Florida in 15 years, Morrissey proved that not since Elvis has a musician been capable of inciting a near riot by a twist of his lip and the tossing of his shirt. Jen Cray was happily amongst the swooning masses.
When epic indie rock that’s heavy with literary allusions, like what The Decemberists create, can sell out a large venue like the Hard Rock Live it gives Jen Cray hope for the state of music.
Fair To Midland are blessed, and cursed, with the title “the first band to be signed to Serj Tankian’s label.” Jen Cray sat down with vocalist Darroh Sudderth and keyboardist Matt Langley outside of Orlando’s House of Blues just before the second night of their first ever major tour.