Book of Shadows Volume 2: Rising will be out on its scheduled release date of August 10th, 2017 and is now available to pre-order here: http://amzn.to/2uQq6gg. Be sure to pre-order it today so that your Kindle gets its fix as soon as it’s available. Like magick! Of course, I’ve enrolled Book of Shadows 2...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Today we have the second and final part of my in-depth interview with Eric Martin, the amazing frontman of Mr. Big. It’s my hope that it will get you excited to hear their new album, which is released today on July 21st, 2017 via Frontiers Records! Even if the only...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy As you may recall, I wrote a concert review of a Mr. Big show I caught at Mohegan Sun Casino a few weeks back. Finally getting to see them live after being a fan since 1989 was a dream come true. I’d seen almost every heavy metal band back...Read more
"This is the apocalypse," sings Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as their new single "No Horses" comes to its chilling conclusion. It starts off sounding like it's going to be a synth pop song, albeit a dark one, with Shirley singing, "They'll love you, ...Read more
A couple of weeks ago Selena Gomez surprised fans with the release of a new single in the form of the Talking Heads-sampling "Bad Liar." Selena played all the main characters in the video in which she has a crush on her father's mistress, who happens to be...Read more
Well, kids, the dance-pop world has two new mascots to worship. One of the guys -- assuming they're guys -- wears a fox mask and the other one wears a human mask except that it looks like he's a human from Gorrilaz. ...
Usually, our song of the day selections are just released, new songs. But sometimes one feels like shining the proverbial light on something that's been around for a while. That's the case with today's pick, "Mahal Kita" by Emmy The Great. ...Read more
Hi Love is Poppers! Today the coin has been flipped. Instead of me interviewing someone, I’m actually the subject of an interview. The interview was done by April Wood of A Well Read Woman Blog and I talk not only about my books but my music journalism background and Love is Pop, too....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...Read more
I loved Suzanne Santo in honeyhoney. I listened to their First Rodeo album on heavy rotation when it came out and still play it from time to time. And if her new single "Ghost in My Bed" is any indication her next album will be just as amazing....
interview by Michael McCarthy April L. Wood has published two novels, both in her Season of the Witch series, which I have been mighty impressed by. The series is what’s considered urban fantasy, which is what you get when you take a contemporary setting and add supernatural elements. The series can also be...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy In the following interview, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Auni and I discuss many things. Chief among them is her wonderful, self-titled EP, which showcases every side of her dreamy folk music perfectly, and the award-winning video for her current single, “The River,” which has been making the rounds on the...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve known David S. Marfield for nearly my whole life. Back in 1995, I was publishing a hair metal zine called ANT, The Only Cool Magazine that bites. One of the interviews I did was with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Rather than talk about music the whole time,...Read more
Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone continue to take one's breath away with their new single, "Snow," which feels a lot more like summer than its namesake. The overall ambiance of the track -- particularly its lovely background music -- reminds me of The Beach Boys....Read more