19 days ago | Essay
By now, you are aware that every music blog has already celebrated the 50th anniversary of Revolver, the Beatles' seventh long player, the one that paved the way for Sgt. Pepper (the album that CHANGED THE WAY ALBUMS WERE EVERMORE MADE and perhaps...
27 days ago | Death Race
We went into 2016 with a bunch of whopper deaths in the rock pantheon and for a while it looked like they would continue unabated. As far as legends go, few of this month's casualties would qualify as that. But what we do have are a lot of j...
1 month ago | Concert Review
Despite Steven Tyler's own protestations that this is not a solo tour because he is performing with a fully integrated band called Loving Mary, it's hard not to see his whole career trajectory of the last few years—from signing on to judge America...
2 months ago | Death Race
Here we are at the midway point of what has been the worst year for music having nothing to do with what was issued and everything to do with who was discontinued. "Sure," you say. "We lost a lot of giants early in the year like Bowie and Prince, ...
2 months ago | Lists
The rush to put everything in easily digestible lists of ten has finally come to a subject I know something about — abysmal songs that have captured the public fancy long enough to reach number one. Since I was a wee lad raised on Top 40 radio I h...
3 months ago | Local Wire
In 2012, KONGOS released Lunatic to virtually no fanfare. In 2014, a major label (Epic/Sony) re-released that same album without changing so much as a micro-tone, and it spawned a platinum hit in "Come With Me Now," heard everywhere from The Expen...