Be Your Own Pet is stealing hearts and stages on the Nylon Summer Music Tour. Jen Cray caught their Orlando show and found that she was not immune to their charms.
Bryan Adams' 2008 tour will take his band to stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters worldwide, but his show at B.B. King's Blues Club in Orlando, Florida was an acoustic solo set. Christopher Long was up close and personal for the Unplugged event in O-Town.
Brittany Sturges joins hundreds of Philadelphians at the Trocadero, all champing at the bit to see Nada Surf. Who says there are no second acts in American life?
For his first live review, Tim Wardyn brought his wife along to one of the biggest concerts of the year in one of the best venues in the nation. Once the smoke cleared (literally), one band played like it was 1985 and another acquired a new fan.
Reno Divorce has called Denver home for over a decade, but their roots in the Orlando punk scene of the '90s are not forgotten. Their recent Orlando gig is a homecoming for the band, their family, and friends, and for long-time fan, Jen Cray.
Chris Catania gets a raucous introduction to the summer camp experience, by way of Wayne Coyne's glorious teeth.
Brittany Sturges pulls on a pair of rain boots to check out the 2008 Honda Civic Tour at Philly's Festival Pier, where she is once again surprised by the lineup.
At the Kooks' Chicago tour stop, Chris Catania sees that there may indeed be something wrong with a lil' (too much) bump n' grind.
The Sword recently gave Orlando fans, including Jen Cray, a celebratory night of no-nonsense heavy metal.
When electro-pop band Uh Huh Her brought its madly selling-out tour to Orlando, Jen Cray not only caught the live show, but also sat down with the girls to discuss touring before the debut album is even released.
NY indie quartet, Vampire Weekend, gives Orlando its all during one Florida debut Phillip Haire is bloody lucky he didn't miss.
He declared "I'm A Man" and by damn, he was. Bo Diddley passes away at the age of 79, and James Mann takes a look at the man and the beat.
S D Green peels back the tuxedo and gets an earful -- about celebrities living in cardboard boxes, Carrot Top pooing into a trunk, and even a little bit about Hamburger's new album, Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners.
Big Treasure -- The Best of Ten Years (TVS and Two Fingers). Review by Carl F Gauze.
as an ex-anorexic's six sicks exit... (self-released). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Matchless Years (Darla). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Brooklawn Session (Self Released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
The Sweet Songs of Decay (Sincere Recordings/In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Anthology (Mute Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Inflikted (Roadrunner). Review by Jen Cray.
Cheekbone Hollows (Pop. 1/2 Life) (Gypsy Eyes Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Good Night Glamour, Good Morning Disaster (Near Music). Review by Andrew Ellis.
David Thomas Broughton vs. 7 Hertz (Acuarela). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Abyssal (Temporary Residence). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Today is Tomorrow's Yesterday (Apex Fast). Review by Jen Cray.
This Is How I Found You (Rock Park/Addictive). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Lady's Bridge (Mute Records). Review by Linda Tate.
I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack (Sony Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Losing Daylight (A-F Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Inspiration (Self released). Review by Carl F Gauze.
L'Ocelle Mare (Sickroom). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Kibosh (Joyful Noise). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Party Dress (Squeeze Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Hot Tub of Blood (Death by Karaoke). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Hits (Drive-Thru/MCA). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Big Red Sun (North Star Media). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Keeper of Youth (SideCho). Review by Jen Cray.
Secrets of the New Explorers (Umami Music). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Somewhere in this Room (Cloudshine Global Music). Review by Kyrby Raine.
A True Conductor Wears a Man (Token Boy). Review by Aaron Shaul.
IIIrd Gatekeeper (Crucial Blast). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Christ Illusion (Expanded Edition) (Warner Bros.). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Dichotomies and Dreamland (Aloft Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The Strangest Colored Lights (Skybucket Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Future Sandwich (Sickroom). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Invisible Ocean (Self-released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Chatterbox (Self-released). Review by Jen Cray.
Don't Look Away (MySpace Records). Review by Matt Parish.
Fire Songs (Vanguard Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Batten the Hatches (Nettwerk). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Matthew Moyer is suitably intrigued by this new book about DC Comic's science fiction titles of the Sixties, and how they summon up a vision of a brave new future that is even more distant now than it was back then.
Rosalie Petralia takes an evil stroll through Toronto's dark underbelly with Toronto Noir.
Better get your jollies before the show, because Reyan Ali thinks Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is fresh out of comedy.
Matthew Moyer has his eye on a nice, new pair of leather suspenders -- and he's gonna wear them while watching Return of the Living Dead boys.
Halfway through watching this stylish and engrossing French murder mystery, Carl F Gauze begin to suspect it was HE who was the killer after all.
You think copyright infringement's today's hot topic? Tad's been there and done that, and they're so over it, they're over it. Scott Adams drinks a nameless, fizzy soft drink in toast to Seattle's grunge pioneers.
A Jewish engraver in a concentration camp works to counterfeit the British pound for the Nazis and stay alive. Not for the squeamish, Carl F Gauze cautions, but still a compelling piece of filmmaking.
I hope I die before I get old? Not a chance, sez Carl F Gauze, after seeing a chorus of retirees give their all belting out numbers by Talking Heads, James Brown, and the Ramones.