Alternative Rock

Halestorm 2019

Halestorm at BB&T Pavilion 8/16/19 Website: www.halestormrocks.com Photos By: Steve Trager

Bayside – ‘Interrobang’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Megan Thompson As rock and roll approaches its seventh decade, one might imagine that there are fewer and fewer “firsts” to be claimed (i.e. first band to play a particular place, first group to record an album in such-and-such way, etc.). However, New York’s Bayside has probably clinched a unique rock first on their new album Interrobang. The opening cut – which… Read more

The Goo Goo Dolls 2019

The Goo Goo Dolls at BB&T Pavilion 8/10/19 Website: www.googoodolls.com Photos By: Steve Trager

Train 2019

Train at BB&T Pavilion 8/10/19 Website: www.savemesanfrancisco.com Photos By: Steve Trager

Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rankin Oasis first arrived in the mid ‘90s and transformed the British music scene virtually overnight, giving the U.K. (and beyond), a new, focused musical identity after years of so much studio-only pop and divisive rock sub-genres. While there are probably fewer bands since the ‘60s who’re not influenced in some way by the Beatles than are, Oasis mirrored the Fab Four’s sound and general aura so brazenly (their first single “Supersonic” refers to a “yellow submarine” just for starters) and without… Read more

The band CAMINO – ‘tryhard’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Mendoza If you’re a debut hound, i.e. someone who likes to sniff out music artists while they’re essentially still on the new side, you might want to point your nose (your ears would probably help too) in the direction of the Band CAMINO. As of this writing they don’t even have a Wikipedia page, which would indicate that they… Read more

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Vance Powell When last we left our heroes the Raconteurs more than a decade ago, they had scored two gold albums and a hit single, “Steady as She Goes”, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack White was still half of the White Stripes, and Raconteurs co-lead Brendan Benson was also plowing forward with his… Read more

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Celebrity Mansions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dinosaur Pile-Up / YouTube With nearly five years having passed since their last album, Dinosaur Pile-Up was probably assumed extinct by many. But fossilization clearly didn’t agree with the Leeds, England trio, as they came roaring back with their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions, on which new drummer Mike Sheils joins bassist Jim Cratchley… Read more

SONTALK – ‘Stay Wild’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dustin Condren Comedy legend Carl Reiner used the term “The Hey May” to identify the moment at the beginning of a half-hour sitcom where they would introduce the episode’s premise and (hopefully) compel viewers to stay tuned (i.e. men who saw it would yell “Hey May!” to their wives and invite them to… Read more

Badflower – ‘OK, I’M SICK’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @Badflower On their debut release, OK, I’M SICK, Los Angeles four-piece Badflower exhibit an array of symptoms that one might not expect to find on the same musical medical chart, particularly the influence of 90s and early 2000s bands ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Fountains of Wayne (remember “Stacey’s Mom?”) to… Read more