Today Phantom Planet has unleashed a veritable "Party Animal" unto the world. The guys are celebrating the band's 25th anniversary this year and if that's not a reason to party then nothing is. ...Read more
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by Michael McCarthy Last Friday night on July 19th, 2019, I caught Marielle Kraft with opening act Visiting Wine at City Winery in Boston, Massachusetts. It was a great night and I have to start off by praising the venue, which I found most impressive. THE VENUE: CITY WINERY BOSTON First of all,...Read more
New York-based Car Astor's "Don't Stop, Don't Speak" is certainly one of the most unique songs to come our way of late. It's essentially a pop song at its core, but the instrument that drives the track is bass guitar and we're...Read more
Robbie Williams seems to be juggling three careers these days. There's the mega pop star who last released the album Heavy Entertainment Show in 2016. There's the swing and jazz star who last released Swings Both Ways in 2013. And there's the "b-sides"...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy When you listen to Jann Klose’s albums, you’ll immediately wonder one thing: why isn’t this guy a household name already? To my ears, the pop-rock singer/songwriter is his generation’s equivalent of Paul Simon or Paul McCartney. His songs are that varied and uplifting, full of boundless energy drawn from...Read more
Donnie Vie is back! It's been a long time since he released a new album I'm pleased as punch to say that he has one on the way. Donnie describes the first single, "I Could Save the World" as, "A big song, full of passion and...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the many reasons why I love Enuff Z’Nuff is that they’ve always been prolific. To the point that they’ve been able to release four back catalog albums over the years, bringing their total number of studio albums to 15 when you count their smokin’ hot new album...Read more
I know I’ve said that I don’t do album reviews anymore, but the new Panic! At the Disco album, Pray For The Wicked, is just so life-altering that I can’t help it. And by life-altering, I mean that it just might end up nudging its way onto my Top 20 Albums of All-Time...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy The more I listen to Alex Maws and his band The President Lincoln, the less I know how to describe them. They’ve been called a cross between glam rock and Americana by the BB6, but I personally don’t hear glam rock or Americana when I listen to them. The...Read more
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 The following interview with Forever Starts Today’s lead vocalist Christina Murphy and guitarist Troy Hirschhorn was conducted on August 25th, 2017, a noteworthy date because it happens to be the same day that their colorful, debut album Always Hope was released. If you’re a fan of vibrant, female-fronted power...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...
After a couple of mainstream pop radio hits with their previous and self-titled album, anyone could have predicted that Paramore's first single from their new album After Laughter would be tailored for radio. Well, that's exactly what we've got here: Paramore with a lovely pop melody,...
Fake Shark is the new project from frontman Kevvy Mental, who has produced for Carly Rae Jepsen and Kat Von D, among others. "Heart 2 Heart" hails from the pop rock band's upcoming full-length album, Faux real, which is due out on May 26th via Light Organ...
"Mixed Signals" is the third track on Robbie Williams' latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show. It's also the album's third single, complete with a video with three very different endings. More importantly, it's my favorite song from The Heavy Entertainment show. "Party Like A Russian"...