Caribou come to Florida to repay Canada's debt for bands like Loverboy. S D Green was there to bear witness and soak up all the positive karma from this Canadian music renaissance.
Chris Cornell has taken his past out on the road, playing songs from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his own catalog of solo work. Jen Cray stopped by the Orlando date to sample the goods.
Chris Catania separates local hype from musical substance when he checks out rising Chicago hip-hop acts Cool Kids and Kid Sister as part of an evening curated by turntablist entrepreneur A-Trak.
Chris Catania attends Chicago's annual Estrojam festival and finds that sisters are, indeed, doing it for themselves.
Celebrating Halloween in Orlando, Juliette & the Licks gave the crowd at The Social- and Jen Cray- the ultimate party.
The Hives are opening up for Maroon 5 on the r&b act's major US tour. Jen Cray was at the Orlando date- take a guess what band brought her in.
When Mute Math come to town everyone should drop what they are doing and head for the show, which is exactly what Jen Cray did when this band hit Orlando.
For their second trip to Orlando in just three months time, Portugal the Man took a backseat in billing (to Rock Votolato), and quietly appeared as an opener at the same venue that they had previously sold out on their own. Jen Cray was back for a second helping of these Alaska boys.
Dodging fights in the streets, Jen Cray made it inside The Social for a gorgeous evening of dreamy indie pop courtesy of Robbers on High Street and Great Northern.
Summerbirds In the Cellar have developed such a large Orlando following that the cd release party for their long-awaited sophomore disc, Druids, demanded not one but two shows. Jen Cray dropped in for the early show.
The Academy Is... and the Sleeping with Giants Tour came to Philadelphia and proved that they're not your typical emo bands - Brittany Sturges does the requisite double-take..
This Atlanta garage rock band returns to old Florida stomping grounds in preperation for a month in Europe. Frontwoman Buffi Aguero talks to Bob Pomeroy about the new CD, The Kind of Goodnight, the group's origin and the prospects of good Polish food.
Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter (Hacktone Records). Review by Al Pergande.
Maiden Voyage Plus (Artoffact). Review by Aaron Shaul.
How Do You Like The Sound Of That (Arclight). Review by Jen Cray.
Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Brothers). Review by Jen Cray.
The Divine Tragedy (NMB Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Red Bloom of the Boom (Hometapes). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Dцdsvisioner (Hyrdra Head Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Little Amber Bottles (Original Signal). Review by Jen Cray.
Brighton, MA (Loose Tooth). Review by Chris Catania.
Environ Maiden (Rainbow Quartz). Review by Aaron Shaul.
In a Nutshell (Twentyseven). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Crime In Stereo Is Dead (Bridge Nine). Review by Jen Cray.
From Labrador to Madagascar (Invisible Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Fas -- Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum (AJNA Offensive/Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Take To The Skies (Ambush Reality). Review by Jen Cray.
Ca Va Cogner (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Save the Compliments For Morning (Self-Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.
On the Wing Now (Dim Mak). Review by Jen Cray.
Evergreen (NorthLight Records). Review by Crystal Lee.
In Our Nature (Mute). Review by Jen Cray.
Venus Doom (Sire). Review by Jen Cray.
Beautiful Targets (Tee Pee Records). Review by Andrew Coulon.
Volcano (Quire). Review by Jen Cray.
Ghosts Will Come and Kiss Our Eyes (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Alternative (Major Reco). Review by Jen Cray.
The Lemonheads (Vagrant Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Rotten Love (One Little Indian). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Red Tornado (Laughing Stock Records/In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy (Sickroom). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Girls and Boys (Cabin 24). Review by Aaron Shaul.
How Wicked We've Become (Transit of Venus). Review by Crystal Lee.
The Last Sucker (13th Planet Records). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Mist and Mast (Self-Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Jealous Me Was Killed By Curiosity (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.
Where Our Failures Are (Red Leader). Review by Jen Cray.
New Rock Nation (Downline Records). Review by Joe Frietze.
Vespers (Abandoned Love Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Cold & Kind (Parasol). Review by Aaron Shaul.
EP (Takeover). Review by Jen Cray.
EP (Sony). Review by Jen Cray.
Person Pitch (Paw Tracks). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Sangrou (007). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Fill Up the Room (K). Review by Nora Richardson.
Cold Colors (Polyvinyl). Review by Nora Richardson.
Family Tradition (Organized Crime). Review by Jen Cray.
High Society (Cheap Lullaby). Review by Jen Cray.
Young Modern (Eleven). Review by Jen Cray.
Audio & Murder (Sinister Muse). Review by Jen Cray.
Taste of Christmas (Warcon Enterprises). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Rhythm Amongst the Chaos (Reaper). Review by Jen Cray.
The Alchemy Index: Vols I & II- Fire & Water (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.
Hey You (Starlit Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Stardate Unknown (Alien Communication Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Urban Angel (Dorado). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Make Way For Dionne Warwick (Collector's Choice). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Weights & Measures (Matlock Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Year Long Disaster (Volcom). Review by Jen Cray.
Nord (Radar Swarm). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Descension (Acuarela). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Groovin' (Collector's Choice). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Young Rascals (Collector's Choice). Review by Bob Ham.
The Yawn of the New Age (Vendlus Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Back in the heyday of wrestling, when it was so much more than Vince McMahon mashing on the controller buttons, Bruiser Brody cast a long shadow. Matthew Moyer and Larry Matysik reveal how Brody's persona has outlasted his brutally short life.
If Scott Adams has learned one thing from Michael Eury's secret history of simians in comics, it's that you WILL beware the Gorilla Witch! And Gorilla Grodd. And Titano. And the Mod Gorilla Boss. And...
Carl F Gauze sees the roots of the modern sci-fi blockbuster film in this gorgeous reprint edition of vintage 1930s Flash Gordon comic strips.
Hiding Out reads like the clever New Yorker Magazine single-caption cartoon strips played out to their most poignant conclusions. S D Green delights in their mixture of the petty and profound. So should you.
Still depressed over that last Spider-Man movie? Matthew Moyer recommends you pick up this collection of interviews with Spidey artist extraordinaire Romita and travel back to a simpler time in Marvel Comics. Face it tiger, this is your lucky day!
Scott Adams is charmed by the simple pleasures of the punk rock life, as chronicled in this new collection of Ben Snakepit's comic-strip diary.
Despite decades of punk being neutered by the media and the marketplace, Matthew Moyer is heartened to find that the artwork collected in this retrospective still has the power to outrage and inspire.
Chris Catania is utterly taken with this new collection of Shel Silverstein's travelogue sketches from the Sixties. That's right, Silverstein wrote for Playboy! I thought you said you read it for the articles....
Watching these black-and-white kinescopes of Dick Van Dyke's early years on the Pat Boone Chevy Showroom program, Carl F Gauze found himself wishing he had an ottoman to trip over - and knock himself out cold.
In this documentary, Steven Hurlburt and Flournoy Holmes cross the country in search of the inside story on this "alternative" lifestyle. Following their Dead-loving subjects, living their lives, and filming every moment, they aim to open our eyes to a rather singular subculture.
Carl F Gauze checks out this odd pairing of short studio videos of Redd Foxx and Groucho Marx from the late 60's. I wonder if MPI were just looking for two comedians whose last name ended in X?
Almost fourteen years to the day, and the most famous performance by one of the most influential bands in modern music will finally make its way to DVD. Nirvana: Unplugged In New York has finally arrived, and Jen Cray couldn't be more pleased.
Manowar vocalist Eric Adams goes bow hunting with writer Chester Moore. Manliness ensues. Less stalking, more rocking sayeth Carl F Gauze.