A recent Alkaline Trio show at Orlando's House of Blues revitalized a stale summer of live shows for Jen Cray.
When Gothic godfather (oh stop it) Peter Murphy swept into Jacksonville on the 4th of July with a bag full of hits and Bauhaus classics, Matthew Moyer dropped his bottle rockets and went to check out the REAL fiireworks.
Despite being sunkissed by Spiritualized and bum rushed by Public Enemy, Chris Catania is distinctly underwhelmed by this year's Pitchfork Festival.
Chris Catania hits Michigan's new Rothbury Music Festival to see if a music festival can both rock and be more eco-friendly. With acts ranging from Atmosphere to the Dresden Dolls and Widespread Panic, Rothbury might accomplish at least one part of its mission.
Jen Cray gets a peek at Ian Farnesi's real, live blood during The Frantic's Orlando debut.
A Tilly & the Wall show is the next best thing to your best friend's seventh birthday party. Jen Cray dons a party hat to join a few hundred other fans in Orlando.
Totimoshi have their own unique take on heavy music, discovers Jen Cray, but they're having trouble finding an audience for it.
Valient Thorr is on a mission to save the planet through the power of Rock 'n' Roll. Jen Cray witnessed their latest victory on the battle fields of Orlando.
Broadway boasts a new scrappy underdog musical, but Julie Haverkate wonders if [title of show] merits all of the awesome Snakes on a Plane-like buzz.
Thanks to a Dark Night of freelance unemployment that brought her Weezer, Gail Worley brings Ink 19 an interview with Pat Wilson, who totally rocks.
With material co-credited to Paul McCartney, Jean-Philip Grobler's Kites has caught the attention of music industry luminaries. However, he's intent to make music his way, in his own time, resulting in his current EP You and I in the Kaleidoscope. Three years to make an EP? Grobler talks about that misconception, and promises his next shot of arena rock won't take so long, but warns it might include a full orchestra in St. Paul's Cathedral. S D Green tries to harmonize with the former South African choirboy.
After an unusual Orlando set, Portugal. The Man's talented John Baldwin Gourley stepped outside for a chat with Jen Cray.
Hold the Fire (Aura Records). Review by Matt Parish.
Leavetaking (Sarathan). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Anthem In (Quiet/Loud). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Black Fortress of Opium. Review by Matthew Moyer.
A Certain Feeling (Secretly Canadian). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Anthology (Candlelight). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Fuck You Avril, You're in the Army Now. Review by Jen Cray.
Sloppy Ground (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Archery (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Bad Days Ahead (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
A Little Mess/The Dance EP (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Endstille's Reich (Regain). Review by Matthew Moyer.
From the Bureau of Robotic Affairs (Solarium). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Edible Orchids (One Cent Press). Review by S D Green.
Como Te Llama? (Black Seal). Review by Jen Cray.
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh (Drag City). Review by Aaron Shaul.
GNV FLA (Sleep It Off). Review by Jen Cray.
Greetings From Galaxy X. Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Lord Dog Bird (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Isle of Enchantment / Polynesia (Collectors' Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Tragic City Symphony (New Ocean Media). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Daylight Kissing Night - Adam Marsland's Greatest Hits (Karma Frog/ In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Colin Meloy Sings Live! (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Aaron Shaul.
MC Rut. Review by Jen Cray.
Heretic Pride (4AD). Review by Erica Belfiore.
The Bridge (IM Culture). Review by S D Green.
Perhapst (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Ground Up 2 (Noise|Order). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Saint Alvia Cartel (Stomp). Review by Jen Cray.
Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Your Body Is An Outlaw (Collectors' Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Alex Woodard (Adrenaline/Woodshack). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Hey kid! Wanna write comics? Carl F Gauze suggests you read Danny Fingeroth's collection of interviews and articles from Write Now!, a magazine for Super Hero cartoonists, first.
Famed director Werner Herzog documents Antarctica -- with a minimum of cute penguins. Carl F Gauze packs a scarf.
As Dr. Slippery, a man struggling with mid-life crisis as his wife returns to her career, actor/director Hugh Laurie breathes new life into some of the oldest sitcom clichés on the books with Fortysomething.
Despite some genuinely funny moments, if Carl F Gauze saw this movie's title mascot, Bluey, standing on the side of the highway, he just might run him over. To say nothing of those kids...
Carl F Gauze straps on extra head protection to curl up with a tall glass of koumiss and Mongol. Who knew Genghis Khan's mother was such a sweetheart?