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September 2007

Event Reviews

Crowded House

More than 10 years after calling it quits, Crowded House is back -- and more delightfully ironic than ever. Steve Stav suddenly remembered sharing one thing in common with Eddie Vedder while covering the band's visit to the Pacific Northwest.

moe.down Festival

Chirs Catania decamps from Chicago to scope out the laid-back vibes and furious grooves of the moe.down Festival. Say goodbye to the summer.

Projekt Revolution Tour 2007

With the absence of rap groups from this year’s lineup, and the addition of a stellar Saosin, this year’s Projekt Revolution tour is the best it has ever been -- which isn’t saying much. Mark Fredrickson endured 11 long hours of annoying parents, smelly kids and groups like My Chemical Romance and Mindless Self Indulgence so you don’t have to.

Rock The Bells

When Rock The Bells took its hip hop circus on the road it may have left the core acts back in the big cities (Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy to name just two), but Chris Catania still managed to discover some sublime moments at the tour's stop in Chicago.

Satellite Party

Perry Farrell's Satellite Party may not have brought in the crowds his previous bands would have guaranteed, but the old material mixed with Farrell's Iggy Pop-like energy was enough to satisfy the fans that did make it down to the House of Blues Orlando, Jen Cray was amontst them.

Sean Kagalis

Sean Kagalis may not be a name you recognize, but he's been touring the country and playing coffeehouses for well over a decade. When he returned home to Central Florida, Jen Cray was first in line to welcome him back.

The High Court

After a long awaited CD release, fans of The High Court weren’t going to let anything ruin this release show—even the weather. Brittany Sturges took cover.

The Rentals

They haven't put out an album of new music in 8 years, and you probably haven't thought of them in as long, but The Rentals are back with not just a new album but with a tour to back it up. Jen Cray caught the show in Orlando.

Interviews

Girl Talk

Pop-collagist/Party-Starter Girl Talk (a.k.a. Gregg Gillis) talks to Omar de la Rosa about sampling, doing remixes versus Girl Talk originals, the like-minded performance stylings of tourmate Dan Deacon, and Gregg's favorite mixed drink.

Lamb of God

Gail Worley caught up with talkative drummer Chris Adler in Florida the day after their last show of this summer’s Ozzfest tour and got some engaging insight into the very heavy metal world of Lamb of God.

Pinback

What could be more delightful than a cruise ship with Venom as the house band? A conversation with compulsive musical-project-starter Rob Crow, Ian Koss believes.

Cove Reber of Saosin

Cove Reber (lead singer) of the Southern Californian rock group Saosin talks to Mark Fredrickson during the Projekt Revolution tour about how he joined the band, their latest record and how food can make or break a tour.

Music Reviews

Music

The Rakes

Capture / Release (V2 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music A

Aiden

Conviction (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.

Apse

Spirit (Acuarela). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music B

Lou Barlow

Mirror The Eye (Acuarela). Review by Bob Ham.

Chris Bathgate

A Cork Tale Wake (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Beat Beat Beat

Living In The Future (Dirtnap Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Brain Failure/Big D & the Kids Table

Beijing to Boston (Bad News). Review by Jen Cray.

Broadway Calls

Broadway Calls (State of Mind/Small Man). Review by Jen Cray.

The Brother Kite

Waiting For the Time to Be Right (Clairecords). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music C

Captain Yonder

Good-Bye, Woland!. Review by Carl F Gauze.

Chillicious

Chillicious (Waveform Corporation). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Cuesta Drive

Where the Palm Trees Grow (Spade Productions). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music D

Dappled Cities

Granddance (Dangerbird). Review by Jen Cray.

Darkest Hour

Deliver Us (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.

Ani Difranco

Carnegie Hall 4.6.02 (Righteous Babe). Review by Jen Cray.

Down To Earth Approach

Come Back To You (Vagrant). Review by Jen Cray.

Dynasty Handbag

Foo Foo Yik Yik (Lovepump United). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music E

Dwight Edwards

Heart of the Blues. Review by Kyrby Raine.

The Exploding Hearts

Shattered (Dirtnap). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music F

Familjen

Det snurrar i min skalle (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Wild Man Fischer

Pronounced Normal (Collectors Choice Music/Rhino). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Fucking Wrath

Season of Evil (Goodfellow Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music G

Geisha

Mondo Dell'Orrore (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Giving Chase

A Cheap Print of a Masterpiece (Jump Start). Review by Jen Cray.

Glorior Belli

Manifesting the Raging Beast (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Grampall Jookabox

Scientific Cricket (Joyful Noise). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music H

Heavy Trash

Going Way Out With Heavy Trash (Yep Roc). Review by Jen Cray.

Andre Herman-Dune

Taglich Brot (Shrimper). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music J

Jena Berlin

Quo Vadimus (Jump Start). Review by Jen Cray.

Music K

The Klaxons

Myths of the Near Future (DGC). Review by Jen Cray.

Music L

Lancaster Transit

Aliens and Strangers (Self-Released). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Little Name

How to Swim and Live (Sleepy). Review by Linda Tate.

The Loose Salute

Tuned to Love (Graveface). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Love Me Destroyer

The Things Around Us Burn (Suburban Home). Review by Jen Cray.

Music M

Manowar

The Sons of Odin (Magic Circle Music). Review by Bob Ham.

Midnight Bombers

Evil Streets (Wondertaker). Review by Jen Cray.

Music N

1986

Nihilism is Nothing to Worry About (Palentine). Review by Carl F Gauze.

New Year's Day

My Dear (TVT). Review by Jen Cray.

Music O

of god and science

of god and science (Detach Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Orange

Escape From L.A. (Hellcat). Review by Jen Cray.

Music P

The Pietasters

All Day (Indication/ Red Eye). Review by Jen Cray.

Pinback

Autumn of the Seraphs (Touch and Go). Review by Jen Cray.

Pistol Disco

Two (Celebrity Lifestyle). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music R

Revolution Mother

Glory Bound (Cement Shoes). Review by Jen Cray.

The Riff Randells

Doublecross (Dirtnap). Review by Jen Cray.

Rilo Kiley

Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros). Review by Jen Cray.

Music S

Samiam

Whatever's Got You Down (Hopeless Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Michelle Shocked

ToHeavenURide (Mighty Sound). Review by Rose Petralia.

Sick City Daggers

Live Fast...Die Pscyho (Hairball 8). Review by Jen Cray.

Silverstein

Arrivals & Departures (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.

Stuporhero

Last Star Shining (Basement Tape Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music T

Take Action

Volume 6 (Hopeless Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

This Unique Museum

A Collection of Short Stories (Skyeyesea). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Tiger Saw

Tigers on Fire (Tract). Review by Nora Richardson.

Titan

A Raining Sun of Light and Love, For You and You and You (Tee Pee Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music W

Dionne Warwick

Presenting Dionne Warwick (Collector's Choice Music). Review by Bob Ham.

Lee Bob Watson

Aficionado! (Grass Roots). Review by Jen Cray.

The Wildbirds

Golden Daze (PRC). Review by Jen Cray.

Keller Williams

Dream (Sci-Fidelity Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Winterpills

The Light Divides (Signature Sounds). Review by Sean Slone.

Music Y

Kristeen Young

The Orphans (Test Tube Baby). Review by Jen Cray.

Music Z

Zen Boy and Karma Girl

Who They Are and How They Came To Be!. Review by Carl F Gauze.

Print Reviews

Anchored In Love

With Walk The Line behind us, and Hollywood spoof Walk Hard yet to come, Matthew Moyer takes a look at this latest biography of June Carter Cash, this one by her son.

Brush Strokes With Greatness

All hail the lowly inker, whose work in comics is always seen but rarely noticed. Matthew Moyer takes a gander at this retrospective on Marvel's Joe Sinnott and feels the impact.

The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art

Sheila Scoville is intrigued by many of the assertions raised in Greg Bottoms controversial series of interviews with outsider artists - many of which go a long way towards shattering some of the idealized myths about the people behind the visionary, individualistic works.

Screen Reviews

George Jones: Greatest Hits

Bob Ham enjoys this archival DVD release of a George Jones concert from the early 80s - we think.

My Best Friend

A stiff antique dealer discovers he has no friends, and sets out to get one. Carl F Gauze, the George Bailey of Orlando if there ever was one, has trouble understanding his plight in Patrice LeConte's film.

Transformers

You see an Autobot and a Decepticon battling to the death, Chuck Bantam sees two piles of garbage rolling through a CGI city. Now don't you want to find out what he thought about the rest of this summer's popcorn spectacular?