I'm normally not a big fan of prog, but I checked out Sons of Apollo's just released single, "Signs of The Time" because Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big is the bassist and he's one of the best on the planet. Plus, the rest of the line up is...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy So far, the first and only time I’ve seen Quiet Riot live was in ’93 or ’94 when they were promoting the album Terrified, a record I’d still recommend to fans of the band’s early albums. The show was at an underground club – literally, it was a small...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Mystery Skulls, otherwise known as Luis Dubuc, was something of a mystery to me prior to reading the press release for his new album, One of Us. All I knew was that I loved the Mystery Skulls debut album, Forever. You see, I had no idea if Mystery Skulls...Read more
I'm only labeling this new Garbage video as a red hot video instead of a song of the day because "No Horses" already was a song of the day when they debuted the audio a week or so ago. Anyway, this is the apocalypse as seen by Garbage...
"No turning back..." Our latest song of the day is Alvvays' new tune, "In Undertow," a mix of synth pop, shoegaze and alternative rock that is ripe for rejoicing because, well, it's totally awesome! If you're in the middle of winter right now, listen to this and it'll...Read more
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