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#albumoftheday / REVIEW= PILLAR POINT: MARBLE MOUTH

It’s very fitting that the cover of Pillar Point’s sophomore effort, Marble Mouth, is quite colorful, bursting with sweet red, tangy orange, vibrant yellow, groovy green and electric blue. Plus, a little black thrown in for good measure, perhaps to represent the dark side within all of us. It’s one of those instances...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KITA ALEXANDER – POP STAR ON THE RISE

by Michael McCarthy If you like pop music that’s as addictive as chocolate but also has an air of sophistication about it, you’re in for a real treat with the music of 19 year old Kita Alexander, a rising pop star who’s been getting airplay from the likes of such influential stations as Beats 1, Radio...
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#songoftheday = Bitter’s Kiss: “No One Will”


Now, here's Bitter's Kiss with "No One Will," a song you could look at many different ways. She could be singing these things about how "no one will ever kiss me" and such because she's self-loathing, like she doesn't think she's worthy of being kissed. ...
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#songoftheday = ELISA: “NO HERO”


It's been a couple of years since we've heard new music from Elisa, one of Italy's most celebrated singer/songwriters (who mostly sings in English), but I can certainly say that her new single "No Hero" was well worth the wait. I'm truly blown away by this one,...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MICHAEL SWEET OF STRYPER

by Michael McCarthy As some of you may recall, I published a heavy metal zine back in the ’90s before I started writing for actual magazines like LiveWire and Lollipop (rest in peace x2). It was called ANT, The Only Cool Magazine That Bites. (Weird title, but, hey, people remembered it.) I’m bringing...
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#songoftheday = SayWeCanFly – “Driftwood Heart”


Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a good ballad, but today's #songoftheday is much, much better than good. It's touching with its perfect arrangement, not to mention his beautiful voice and the haunting lyrics... I doubt I'll hear many ballads this precious all year. It's that...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EXMORTUS: RIDE FORTH

If you’re a metalhead who appreciates classical music, look no further than Exmortus and their fantastic new album Ride Forth, their second for the Prosthetic label. The Whittier, California-based band blends elaborate, classical-influenced guitar solos with double bass thrash drums, often proggy bass guitar and death metal vocals for a sound that is...
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#songoftheday = EMMY THE GREAT: “ALGORITHM”

Emmy The Great once again lives up to her name! “Algorithm” finds Emmy’s voice at the forefront, as she gently sings things like “pumping through my brain, it’s an algorithm,”  her voice pretty as a peach.  “Talk to me like you’re walking me home / Tell me something nobody knows,” goes one of...
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NEWS: M83 ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

M83 has announced an initial series of North American tour dates including special performances at Coachella festival in Indio, CA and The Governor’s Ball in NYC along with festivals throughout Europe. More to be announced soon. Tickets will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday January 13th at 10am local time via ilovem83.com. North...
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REST IN PEACE, DAVID BOWIE

By now, you’ve probably heard the tragic news — the iconic singer/songwriter/megastar/actor David Bowie has passed away. Here’s the post from his official Facebook page, which also Tweeted about his passing: January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While...
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