interview by Michael McCarthy I love going to see bands I grew up with like Tesla, Poison, Warrant, Firehouse, Lynch Mob and so many others who’ve reunited during the last several years. Or just plain never went splitsville. These guys still kick as much ass as they ever did and some sound even...Read more
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The too good to be true “Erase You” is Icelandic, electro dream-pop trio Vök's latest single, following previous album singles “Spend The Love”, “Night & Day”, and “Autopilot”, which have received over 1 million streams collectively across all the usual platforms during the past few weeks....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I’m going to start off by admitting something here: I’d lost track of Collective Soul over the years. Like millions of people, I’d bought their first few albums during their heyday in the ’90s and I enjoyed them quite a bit. However, by the time their fourth album, Dosage,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I was sitting around bored one night, frustrated that I wasn’t finding anything that I was in the mood to listen to when I decided to check out some random albums being presented to me by publicists. It’s certainly not uncommon that I listen to things they send me,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Royston Langdon hails from Leeds in the United Kingdom, but it was during 1994 in New York City that he formed the band Spacehog with his brother Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel. Later that same year, the band was signed to Sire Records. Their debut album,...Read more
"I wear my war face," proudly proclaims captivating singer/songwriter Lowell on "War Face," the first single from her mind-blowing new album entitled Lone Wolf. The album is her second and was released today on 4/6/18 and my jaw is still on the floor after it dropped as I...
interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of Kele Okereke when I read about Bloc Party, the band he’s fronted for roughly a dozen years now, in the British magazine Q in 2005. Immediately after reading about them, I hunted down their debut album, Silent Alarm, and knew I liked it before...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Today I am pleased to present you with part two of my interview with Justin Masters. As I said in my intro to part one, Justin and I were friends back in the mid-’90s but lost touch when I was in the thick of publishing my heavy metal music...Read more
It's always fulfilling when an artist you thought was brilliant turns around and releases something new a year or two later and they're still just as impressive. In other words, there's nothing worse than saying someone is as refreshing as a cool, sudden rainfall on a 100-degree day...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
"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
interview by Michael McCarthy When Sam Levin’s album Frame of Mind was sent to me by his publicist it was recommended if you like The Head and the Heart, Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Bon Iver, Bahamas and Jose Gonzales. Naturally, with an impressive list like that, I had to give...Read more