Garage Rock

MMM Thoughts: Where is the Future of Rock Music Headed?

Photo Credit: Chuck Berry via Universal Attractions (artist management) “Hail, hail rock and roll // Deliver me from the days of old.” – Charles Edward Anderson Berry Rock and roll always had a problem orienting itself from the beginning. It is the musical product of a dozen styles of American music blended through time and… Read more

The Black Keys – ‘Dropout Boogie’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jim Herrington I can think of only one band that can make the same album over and over again and still somehow make their audience boogie to it: AC/DC. The Australian wildings and this blues rock band from Ohio, formed in 2001 by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, have one more thing in… Read more

The Mysterines – ‘Reeling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick To paraphrase Fyodor Dostoevsky’s observation in Anna Karenina, bad music is always bad in its own unique way, and good music is always alike. The Mysterines’ debut album Reeling proves this repurposed aphorism beyond a shadow of a doubt, but we’ll explain what we mean. The Mysterines formed in Merseyside in 2017 and the… Read more

Jack White – ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Paige Sara Back in 1999, as we were just on the brink of the new millennium, Jack White seemingly came out of nowhere (actually Detroit) to save rock ‘n’ roll. Or at the very least, strip it down to its basics, as in his band the White Stripes he used only an electric… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Alternative Rock Bands You Should be Listening to in 2022

Mark Josephson, Executive Director of the New Music Seminar said back in 1988 that “alternative music has real strength, real quality, real excitement, and it has to be socially significant, as opposed to Whitney Houston, which is pablum.” That’s a great explanation of what started during the late-‘70s to early-‘80s as college radio features like Dead Kennedys… Read more

Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Comfort To Me’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jamie Wdziekonski Amyl and the Sniffers are named after a certain type of drug that has been used recreationally for certain naughty purposes since the ’70s. Vocalist Amy Taylor says of the chemical “So you sniff it, it lasts for 30 seconds and then you have a headache – and that’s what we’re… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Rock Albums of 2021

We are heading toward the end of 2021 and it has been…real. As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” The following records have kept our bellies full and our hearts pumping. Listen in hopes of better times. In no particular order, here are our top ten rock albums of the… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The Top 10 Most Memorable Rock Cover Songs

In the rock era alone, there have been many, many cover versions recorded and released. From live-only interpretations to deep album cuts, to #1 hits (even the Beatles, who we’ll get back to in a minute, started as a cover band). In some cases, artists’ cover songs are well-known just because the original already proved… Read more