Ric Ocasek

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Weezer Finally Makes the Album Its Fans Have Been Waiting For

    You have to earn a Weezer fan's trust before he shows you his playlists. First, he'll make sure you aren't just parroting somebody else's post-Pinkerton decline narrative. He'll want to be sure you don't believe bassist Matt Sharp secretly wrote both of the band's two classic albums. He'll need to k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Cars' First New Album in 24 Years, Move Like This, Comes Out Today

    ‚ÄčToday, The Cars release their first record since 1987's Door to Door. The new album, Move Like This, also marks the band's first album without bassist and co-lead vocalist Benjamin Orr, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2000, twelve years after The Cars broke up.Orr's harmonies and bass lines are ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010
  • Home Entertainment

    October 19, 2006
  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    The New Cars

    Complete with New Car smell

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Nada Surf

    Better than ever

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Green Guzzlin'

    Our Beelzebubbas hang with a fire-eater and girl band Hell on Heels at the Emerald Lounge

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Fountains of Wayne

    Jersey popsters cruise Interstate

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Stop, Don't Drop, Let Punk Roll

    Lookout! Records, much like REO Speedwagon, rolls with the changes

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Top Jimmy

    An oddball arena-rock triple bill showcases Mesa's returning heroes

  • Music

    November 22, 2001


    Performing with Tenacious D at America West Arena November 24

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

  • Music

    May 24, 2001


    Weezer (Geffen/Interscope)

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Revenge of the Nerds

    More than just another mid-'90s alt-rock act, Weezer spawned a now-popular genre and still commands respect from scenesters

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Credible Excuses

    Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Mr. Rocker

    Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard lives out his rock 'n' roll fantasy

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Picture Him Big Time

    Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard says he's ready for the radio. But is the radio ready for him?

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Under His Spell Again

    A Buck Owens tribute turns into a celebration of the local music scene

  • Music

    March 11, 1999
  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Home Truth

    Local musicians increasingly find their bliss in the parallel universe of home recording

  • Calendar

    March 13, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 19, 1996
  • Calendar

    October 3, 1996