Promoted as being headlined by Long Island's soft Indie Rock crooners, As Tall As Lions, an early show at Orlando's BackBooth was shuffled to allow Alt. Country talents, Band Marino to close the night. Jen Cray woke up early to make door time.
From bludgeoning drone metal to rockin' human pyramids, Boris and Guitar Wolf brought their heavy artillery to this Tokyo gig. Heather Lorusso has your dispatch from the frontline.
Who says you have you pay a lot of money for a good concert? Brittany Sturges, after an evening of up-and-coming Philadelphia talent, wholeheartedly disagrees.
The Smoking Popes remind us of a time when Pop/Punk wasn't an insult, and bands didn't have to try so hard to be cool. The recently reunited Chicago band brought their sounds to Orlando and Jen Cray checked in for the fun.
20 Years of Psychobilly starring The Quakes, 7 Shot Screamers and Twisted In Graves has drawn out an impressive number for a Thursday night, including Jen Cray.
The Whigs have no affilliation with Greg Dulli's Afghan Whigs, but Jen Cray found their 90's Indie Rock nostalgia irresistible anyway.
As the World Burns, legendary L.A. punk bands tour the country with their original lineups, and give the fans something to get excited about! X and Rollins Band have hit the tour circuit bringing Texas' Riverboat Gamblers along for the ride. Jen Cray was right down front.
A baseball player's wife hits a home run on her debut album, and Kyrby Raine finds the zone with Raquel Aurilia.
Endorsed by Carruthers Guitars and assisted by Jane's Addiction's drummer, L.A. rocker Katya brings back the Rock Goddess. Kyrby Raine finds out it's not necessarily a boy's club in the music biz these days.
Straight out of Kettering, OH, Marilyn Avenue has been making their impact on the music scene, one show at a time. After winning spots on two big summer tours, the guys are in preparation for the release of their newest CD,The Dawning. Brittany Sturges learns about the Ohio rock scene, the new album and what exactly they did last Saturday night.
The Applicators fill the void of estrogen heavy punk bands that seemed to have all but disappeared after the '90s wave of riot grrrls faded out. Jen Cray called up Kristina (bass) and Erica (guitar) to talk about being an American band from Texas, and scientific experiments for cash.
Reprieve (Righteous Babe). Review by Jen Cray.
The Rise and Fall of...Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites! (Epic/One Haven). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Never Trust Anything That Bleeds (SideOneDummy). Review by Jen Cray.
You Are The One (Treasure Chest). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Come Down (Rykodisc). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Hava Nagila (Doron Braunshtein). Review by Carl F Gauze.
(Triple Crown). Review by Jen Cray.
Six Yanks. Review by Kyrby Raine.
Five Moons. Review by Kyrby Raine.
Blowoff (Full Frequency). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Under Attack (SideOneDummy). Review by Jen Cray.
Still Live (King Mouse). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Make Me Wiser (Dirt Road). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Takers and Leavers EP (Park The Van). Review by Jen Cray.
Modern Times (Columbia). Review by James Mann.
Electropolis (Innova). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Unlovable EP (Forever). Review by Brittany Sturges.
Octaves of Light (Radiant Sol). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Magpie (Fiction). Review by Sean Slone.
A Thousand Days (Kontext). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
You Know Who You Are (Mono Vs. Stereo). Review by Jen Cray.
Emancipation (Santiago). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Just Feels Right (Narada). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Hell Can Wait (Nomad). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Catch Me (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Heaven's Grey. Review by Kyrby Raine.
How to Sell the Whole F#@!ing Universe to Everybody Once and For All (Mimicry). Review by Michael Crown.
End.Transmission EP (Reason Y). Review by Tim Wardyn.
We Are Wyoming (Red Buttons). Review by Sean Slone.
Proton Proton. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Various Artists (Fearless). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Saw The Light (Elicit/Majestic). Review by Jen Cray.
Epistemology (Double Plus Good). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Antidote For Irony (Fearless). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Loon (XL). Review by Jen Cray.
Living Out of Time (Ruf). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Blood Inside (The End). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Incarnation (Hydrology). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Parador (Ella/Not Lame). Review by Sean Slone.
Up With The Sun (Woodshack Music). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Lightworker (Fearless). Review by Darius Gently.
A field guide to all the odd contraptions along the road answers the urban explorer's curiosity. With that and his trusty collector's net, Carl F Gauze chases after the minutia of public transport's infrastructure.
Marshall Presnell steps back and admires both the beauty and utility presented in this photo collection of innovative loft spaces.
What's that moving blur out there on the horizon? It's Linda Tate chasing the arc of a short story collection that's led her deep into a literary leftfield.
It's easy to appreciate a comic artist's craft. But what goes on behind the scenes? How does a Great One get to be... well, Great? Matthew Moyer gets the scoop on Walter Simonson in the latest installment of TwoMorrow's Modern Masters series.
Marshall Presnell finds hidden truths about America on the back of a matchbook. Or, in this case, a handsomely printed volume full of reproductions of the best (and worst) of vintage matchbook art.
All good things come to an end, and bands are no exception -- often, it's a grisly, acrimonious end. Police uber-fan Ian Koss can't tear his eyes away from drummer Stewart Copeland's ultimate insider perspective on the rise and fall of one of the most unique bands to come out of the '70s.
Superman blows his brains out and a sleazy detective tries to cash in on the publicity. At least that's what Carl F Gauze thought he saw during this muddled film.
Shelton Hull is wowed by the treasure trove of concert and performance footage offered up in the newest volumes of this DVD series. All the greats you'd expect and plenty of surprises, to boot!
Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your seatbelts buckled until the Captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign. Once he has done so, feel free to move around, use the restrooms and stretch your legs. And Brittany Sturges reminds you: watch out for the reptiles.