Beats Antique brought a little bit of mystical gypsy jazz fusion to Chicago. Chris Catania found himself lost in the glorious world of belly dancing and twirling bodies.
Electric Six set the crowd on fire at Orlando's best small club. Carl F Gauze was close enough to get singed.
Singer/Producer Jamie Lidell plays at the EARL in Atlanta along with Twin Shadow.
LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells turned Orlando's Hard Rock Live into the hottest dance club in Central Florida -- and did it all before 11pm on a school night! Jen Cray immersed herself in the party.
Phantogram transports an Orlando audience, including Jen Cray, into another dimension with the help of some tribal trance music, a slide show, and a whole lot of strobe lights.
Three of thrash metal's infamous Big Four recently teamed up and proved to be the mightiest force to hit South Florida since Hurricane Andrew. Chris Long was on hand for the American Carnage Tour with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists wet an Orlando stage with the sweat of their high energy performance, but opening band Screaming Females were just as impressive for Jen Cray.
A three-ring psychedelic circus took place at the House of Blues, with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips as the ringmaster. Jeff Schweers watched it all from the rafters.
With the metamorphosis of Brian Fallon from shy guy to confident frontman, The Gaslight Anthem are poised to follow in their hero's footsteps. Jen Cray observed the band's ascent at a recent Orlando show.
The National delivers an amazing, soulful, and rocking show at the House of Blues in Orlando that Jeff Schweers equates to a near religious experience.
Yeasayer ambles between the tribal, worldbeat vibes of their debut album and the '80s-influenced synth sounds of their latest to a packed house at Firestone Live, Jeff Schweers among them.
Memories of an Echo. Review by Robert Sutton.
Oh for the Getting and not Letting Go. Review by Jeff Schweers.
Darker Blue (Defend Music). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Sweetheart Radio Revolution, Etc.. Review by Robert Sutton.
I Think I Can See the Ocean (Stunning Models On Display). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Zodiac (Metropolis Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Fission (hi-speedsoul). Review by jeff schweers.
Funk It Up & Punk It Up: Live In France '95 (Suicidal Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Interpol (Matador). Review by jeff schweers.
Natural Selections (Hometapes). Review by Matthew Moyer.
= Sentridoh III (Merge). Review by jeff schweers.
Doomed Forever (Slumberland Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Trapeze Project (Brass Tonic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
From the Cradle to the Rave (DFA Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Let It Sway (Polyvinyl Record Co.). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Tomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum). Review by Jen Cray.
The Kudzu Ranch. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Midnight Flyer (Stax Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (At A Loss Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Medicine Show (Water ). Review by James Mann.
The Morlocks Play Chess (Popantipop). Review by Sean Slone.
What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (Saddle Creek). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Chateau Revenge! (Cheap Lullaby). Review by jeff schweers.
Warp Riders (Kemado Records). Review by Scott Adams.
Measures. Review by Jeff Schweers.
Skin Collision Past. Review by Jeff Schweers.
Two-Way Family Favourites (Southern Domestic Recordings). Review by Sean Slone.
Inklings (El deth). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Carl F Gauze reviews this extremely thorough biography of an obscure but groundbreaking musician from the glory days of Sunset Strip.
The Fallen resembles Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, trying to get at the story of The Fall by letting everyone tell their conflicting versions of the band's true story. And by everyone, Matthew Moyer means EVERYONE.
The Airborne Toxic Event takes over LA's Walt Disney Hall for a one night stand complete with mariachi and a high school marching band.
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's landmark 1979 smash record.
Scott Adams finds George Romero's mixed-media love letter to the groundbreaking horror film, Night of the Living Dead to be worth a look.
Obsessive indie film makers will stop at nothing to complete a low budget horror film before their cast quits or dies.
Scott Adams thinks Mick Taylor gets the shaft in this overview of The Rolling Stones' career from 1969 to 1974.
This 1986 low-budget slasher is regarded as a cult classic. We all know what THAT means.
A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band's first two albums of the 2000s.