Welcome to Mixer, a celebration of Orlando’s cocktail culture. Mixology, if you care to call it that (and most of us don’t), has gained a strong foothold here in Orlando in the past couple of years. It used to be that you’d go into a bar and ask for a Jack-
JJ Grey & Mofro Present ‘This River’ at Sam’s Burger Joint
With soul music enjoying a commercial renaissance the last few years, JJ Grey & Mofro—who will perform Tuesday at Sam’s Burger Joint—seem poised to reap the benefit of their slinky backwoods southern soul. After 12 years, numerous lineup changes and a half-
Detroit hip-hop artist plays the Beacham this week
Everclear rediscovers its spark
"I am not the king of self-destruction," challenges Everclear frontman Art Alexakis before relenting a smidge. "I may be a crown prince.
Rosie Flores: 'Working Girl's Guitar'
Four decades haven't dimmed Rosie Flores' shine or dinted her swagger. From the opening title track — which celebrates the miles from the perspective of her...
Nicolette Good: 'Monarch'
For some people, vibe is enough. Give them a pretty voice and some warm texture to surround it and they're good. Others demand hooks. The former are going to very happy with Good's debut full-length. It's a spacious-sounding album, so sweet and pastoral you
Ron Young: 'Under the Texas Radar'
Thirty-eight years after making finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Young releases his debut recording featuring an eclectic batch of lighthearted, oft-heartbroken country...
Shelby Lynne gets naked on Revelation Road
Shelby Lynne doesn't care about image or marketing. She will drop an emphatic F-bomb while making a point, or perhaps note her feature in High Times. Of course, after a life marked by tragedy...
Two Current critics choose their favorite drinking songs
Billie Holiday’s “One For My Baby (AND One More For the Road)”
There’s a whole cannon of Holiday’s material we could choose from, but it’s her rendition of the standard “One More For My Baby (And One More For the Road)” that’s top shelf, an aching last-cal
Bonnie Lang: I'm There
Local singer Bonnie Lang's full-length debut teases more than it pleases, but still holds out promise for the future.
Glam masters-slash-punk pioneers New York Dolls storming San Antonio
Frequently it is not the most successful bands that have the most lasting impact. Case in point, the New York Dolls. They were a crucial act in the development of both punk and glam rock, and planted the seed for the New York scene that a few years later would produce bands like Television, the Ramones, and Blondie.