Category Archives: Rock
"Against my better instincts / I go against my better instincts," sings Justin Miner during LA band Miner's uppity, new folk rock single "Better Instincts." At first, it sounds out like it's going to be subtle electronica then it shifts to folk and then folk rock, by...
Tonight we are victorious Champagne pouring over us All my friends were glorious Tonight we are victorious," sings Panic! At The Disco's Brandon Urie for the chorus of the band's sizzling new single, "Victorious." ...
All of Ghost's songs are melodic, but this one is perhaps the most melodious of them all with Papa's warm and inviting, Satanic vocals... Catchy stuff! ...
NOTE: I apologize for the poor quality of the photos. You can’t exactly bring a professional camera into a casino, less they think you’re taking photos so you can make plans to rob the place. So, I had to make due with the camera on my Kindle, which isn’t very good and is...Read more
It’s 2015 and Stryper’s yellow and black attack continues. And I dare say it’s stronger than ever. Just listen to “Yahweh,” the blistering opening track of their new album, Fallen. When I heard Michael Sweet was writing a song with Clint Lowery of Sevendust I thought we were in for a disaster, just...Read more
review by Michael McCarthy photos by Joshua Bernard Last night Bostonians were given the opportunity to rock their asses off and rock they did, thanks to one of the best, Brit Award-winning, rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever come out of England, The Darkness. Just before the band hurried out on stage, a...Read more
This Sunday, November 1st, The Darkness will finally bring their ritzy brand of British hard rock to Boston, Massachusetts. And it’s about time; they’ve already destroyed Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and other major cities across the U.S. But, according to their website, we have the honor of being the last date on their...Read more
The Dead Weather don’t like to call themselves a supergroup, but they undoubtedly are. Jack White (drums, vocals, guitars) has become an acclaimed solo artist during recent years and was already famous for The White Stripes. Alison Mosshart (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) is one half of the rough and tumble pop duo...Read more
review by Michael McCarthy photos by Joshua Bernard Yes, indeed, it has been twenty years since Garbage released their self-titled debut album. That’s two fucking decades! Earlier this month they released remastered versions of the record, which included a deluxe edition and a super deluxe edition, the later being a massive 62 tracks...Read more
Of all the rock bands I’ve come across since starting Love is Pop, Dead Letter Circus is one of the most intellectual. Just pick any song from any of their albums and listen to it and you’ll see what I mean. Frontman Kim Benzie’s lyrics require deep thought to fully comprehend; they’re like...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Yesterday we ran part one of my interview with Tracii Guns. If you haven’t read it yet, please READ IT NOW. In part one, we talked extensively about Tracii’s new band, Devil City Angels, which also features Rudy Sarzo, Rikki Rocket and Brandon Gibbs. In today’s conclusion we talk about...Read more
Review by Michael McCarthy Photos by Joshua Bernard (and may not be used elsewhere without permission) Before I get into my review of Ghost’s show at the House of Blues in Boston this past Monday on September 28th, I must praise their opening act, a band called Purson, who hail from London, England. ...Read more