Articles by: Jeremy Lukens

Phantogram & Sarah Barthel Bring Inspired Electro Pop To Orlando (SHOW REVIEW)

After an uninspired techno performance by Heathered Pearls and a grandiose yet bland performance by Tycho, Phantogram took over Orlando’s Hard Rock Live needing to carry the weight of the night’s entertainment. They were more ...

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Big Thief Makes Big Distinguished Melodic Folk On ‘Capacity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Capacity, Big Thief’s follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut Masterpiece, is an indie folk gem that builds upon the themes and successes of the band’s previous work. It is moody, melodic folk that ...

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Ayron Jones Enlists Seattle Stalwarts (Martin, Endino) For Diverse ‘Audio Paint Job’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For his follow-up to 2013’s impressive debut album, Dream, Ayron Jones turned to legends of the local Seattle scene. Mixed by Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana) and produced by Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season), Audio ...

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Sheryl Crow Delivers Long Set Of New Tunes & Old Favorites in Orlando (SHOW REVIEW)

One week after dropping a new album, Be Myself, that is stylistically more similar to her music in the 1990s than anything released in the last decade, Sheryl Crow treated the Orlando crowd on April ...

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Mark Lanegan Goes Bleak, Hazy & Unsettling Again With ‘Gargoyle’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For his tenth solo album Gargoyle, Mark Lanegan builds upon the sonic territory of his last release, 2014’s Phantom Radio, with a collection of gothic pop rock peppered with healthy doses of European electronica. There ...

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Jonny Lang’s Guitar Work Steals The Show…. Again (SHOW REVIEW)

Rocking blues jams were the order of the evening for Jonny Lang on April 25th at Orlando’s Plaza Theatre. Lang’s music has consistently evolved ever since bursting onto the blues scene as a guitar prodigy ...

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The New Pornographers Try Out New Positions With ‘Whiteout Conditions’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

[rating Though in some ways The New Pornographers’ seventh album is an album of transition, it is also a return to form and a continuation of where the Canadian indie pop band left off. Whiteout ...

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Cold War Kids Make One For The Fans With ‘L.A. Divine’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For many fans, Cold War Kids peaked with their 2006 debut LP Robbers & Cowards. Others have come to appreciate the Long Beach band’s foray into pop music and the more radio-friendly sound that came ...

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Soundgarden Reboot The Past With ‘Ultramega Ok’ Reissue (ALBUM REVIEW)

[rating-8.00] As the tongue-in-cheek title suggests, Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK was always a pretty good but not great album. The Seattle grunge pioneers made the mistake of switching from Sub Pop to SST Records and working ...

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Grandaddy Rocks Back From 11 Year Recording Hiatus With ‘Last Place’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Last Place shows no signs of the rust you would expect from a decade-long recording hiatus. Reunion albums have a notorious track record, but Grandaddy is able to recapture the spirit of their original albums ...

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