Post-Grunge

The Pretty Reckless – ‘Death by Rock and Roll’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andrew Lipovsky After a somewhat disappointing third album, The Pretty Reckless returns with Death By Rock and Roll, an album that tiptoes the line between composure and going off the rails. The band had a pretty rough go of it, after experiencing tragic loss with the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell as… Read more

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine at Midnight’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch The Foo Fighters open their tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight with “Making a Fire”, a track which in the course of four minutes and sixteen seconds somehow seems to cram in an album’s worth of elements: a classic rock riff, a pre-chorus which takes a sharp turn to the song’s… Read more

Semisonic – ‘You’re Not Alone’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Press / Dan Wilson In the mid-90s two former members of the Minneapolis alternative band Trip Shakespeare – singer/guitarist Dan Wilson and bassist John Munson – formed Semisonic along with drummer Jake Slichter. Although their tight, jangly 1996 debut album Great Divide couldn’t unite a listening audience and went largely unnoticed, two years… Read more

2014 Throwback Gallery: The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

The ‘Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival’ 2014 Camden, New Jersey Escape The Fate Buck Cherry Godsmack Skillet Seether Pop Evil 3 Years Hollow Within Reason Sons of Revelry Rewind The Crisis  Photography by: Steve Trager

2012 Throwback Gallery: The Best of Alternative Rock & Heavy Metal

Linkin Park ‘Honda Civic’ Tour 2012 Camden, New Jersey Halestorm ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Shinedown ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Godsmack ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Rammstein ‘Made in Germany’ Tour 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steel Panther ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Pop… Read more

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald When the twenty-first century began, the garage band revival spearheaded by bands like the White Stripes looked to become the defining rock trend of the moment. Unfortunately, the Seattle grunge scene of a decade earlier had left popular culture somewhat (and needlessly) obsessed with geographic centralization, so because the garage rock… Read more

Breaking Benjamin – ‘Aurora’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wombat Fire Depending on what part of the world you’re in, burping at the conclusion of a meal is either rude, or an indication that you enjoyed yourself but now you’re done. In music, the equivalent of a burp might be when artists re-record their own material. “Rude” might be an overstatement, but it’s largely unnecessary, and it’s… Read more

Third Eye Blind – ‘Screamer’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @ThirdEyeBlind When Third Eye Blind debuted with their self-titled album in 1997, they were in some ways a giant conundrum. While sounding unmistakably like a good-time party band, the Bay Area five piece addressed such as issues as suicide (“Jumper”) and crystal meth addiction (“Semi-Charmed Life”) in their lyrics. They presented this idiosyncrasy right out of the box, not waiting to… Read more