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April 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers still deliver, years after they've retired the tube socks and put on their pants. Jen Cray was happy to be part of even just a bit of their Orlando performance.

Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame warmed the heart of Bryan Tilford at a rare U.S. show.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby returns from the past and heads for the future. And just to complicate things for Carl F Gauze, it's an early show.

Van Halen

Van Halen, the one fans fell in love with, the one with the diamond frontman who knows how to throw a kick, won a new fan in Jen Cray during an awe-inspiring Orlando show.

Features

Florida Film Fest 2012

The Florida Film Fest returns to Orlando. Here's a preview of some of the feature films. Screenigns will be held throughout Orlando and our own Carl F Gauze runs down some of his highlights!

Go In Peace, Levon

James Mann remembers Levon Helm.

Interviews

Prince Rama

Far from being overly-serious and wonkish, Matthew Moyer finds Taraka and Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) to be funny, sarcastic, and in possession of minds that race from one idea to the next.

Music Reviews

Dandy Warhols

This Machine (The End Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.

Dead Sara

Dead Sara (Pocket Kid / Fontana Universal). Review by Jen Cray.

Deep Purple

Total Abandon: Australia '99 (Thompson Music / Eagle Rock Entertainment). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Jack White

Blunderbuss (Third Man Records). Review by Jen Cray.

Lords of Acid

Deep Chills (Metropolis Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

It's all demographics. White America is becoming a minority population, and they're not happy about it. James Mann examines the way out contained in Tim Wise's Dear White America.

Screen Reviews

BUG Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of the Fans

Six lucky fans film Dinosaur Jr. as they play Bug in its entirety at the 9:30 Club in DC.

From Straight to Bizarre

The history of Bizarre Records, Frank Zappa's personal label, and all the oddball bands he signed.

Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom

Smoking dope and firing guns might not really keep you free, but it sure beats listening to the presidential debates

The Richard Thompson Band: Live at Celtic Connections

It's tough being Richard Thompson. Luckily he decides to disregard the past and stay firmly rooted in the now with a sparkling set of new songs.

Santana: Live at Montreux 2011

Santana invades the stage at Montreux Jazz fest for an unforgettable concert.