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Event Reviews

The Big Orlando

Dec 15, 2014

The Big Orlando gave Central Florida fans a music festival in jacket weather. Weezer and Fall Out Boy headlined, but there were a dozen other bands to keep Jen Cray happy all the live long day.

First Aid Kit

Nov 18, 2014

Swedish Folk duo First Aid Kit delivered an impressive performance at The Beacham, in Orlando, where Alexa Harris fell victim to their sweet croon.

John Prine

Oct 29, 2014

James Mann spent a sublime night with John Prine and Jason Isbell.

Jack White

Sep 25, 2014

Jack White plays Jacksonville, FL for the first time ever and gives the sold-out audience, and Jen Cray, a night they won't soon forget.

Miniature Tigers

Aug 29, 2014

Indie-pop band Miniature Tiger’s fun, upbeat, danceable tunes and contagious positivity wowed Alexa Harris at the Social.

Soundgarden

Aug 21, 2014

12,000+ sweaty fans baked in the sun and bathed in the storm during the highly anticipated grunge era union of Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails at West Palm's popular outdoor concert venue, but Christopher Long only came to hear one of those bands play.

The Baseball Project

Aug 18, 2014

May Terry ups her batting average of good music events hits when she treks through the woods to see The Baseball Project at the living room concert venue, Live @ Drews.

4Knots Music Festival

Jul 28, 2014

May Terry battled the sweltering July heat in New York City, but that paled in comparison with the hot bands that performed at the 2014 Village Voice NYC 4Knots Festival.

Phantogram

Jul 22, 2014

Electronic psych-pop duo Phantogram storms the Beacham with strobe lights, sequins, and energy to spare.

Jenny Lewis

Jul 18, 2014

Jenny Lewis overcomes being the opening band, and sound and lighting issues, to overwhelm an Orlando audience, as Jen Cray knew she would.

Taking Back Sunday and The Used

May 29, 2014

2000+ fashion forward, angst-filled fans -- and Christopher Long -- packed the popular Orlando live music venue to take in the final night of the six-week-long Taking Back Sunday/ The Used concert tour.

Big Guava Festival featuring Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Foster th

May 26, 2014

Inaugural Big Guava festival in Tampa, FL. 3 days of music, midway rides, craft beer, and local food. Phillip Haire breaks out the poncho and dives in!

Cloud Nothings

May 6, 2014

Cloud Nothings delivered a dazed, but delicious set in Orlando as Jen Cray watches on.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Apr 22, 2014

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong light up Orlando with their funky jams while Eric Donath tries not to get knocked over by the twirling hula hoops.

Sting and Paul Simon

Mar 25, 2014

Two of pop music's most prolific singer/songwriters came together for one night to delight and dazzle their longtime Orlando fans, Michelle Wilson among them.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Feb 28, 2014

Soul, funk, and R&B purists, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings "bring it" to Phillip Haire and the people of Orlando

Against Me!

Feb 5, 2014

It's been a transformative year for Against Me!, but the fans have stood by their band. Jen Cray reports from Orlando.

Pixies

Jan 30, 2014

The Pixies raided Port Chester, NY on a big 2014 tour and May Terry was la-la lovin’ both old and new songs from an iconic band that dares to evolve.

James Durbin

Jan 24, 2014

One of Central FL's favorite venues, Will's Pub, hosted a four-act concert that featured some big names, and non-stop acoustic music.