Post-Grunge

Remembering Taylor Hawkins: The Foo Fighters’ Drummer and Anchor

Photo Credit: Richard Dobson/Newspix After nearly three decades, the Foo Fighters, sometimes called “the Last Great Band,” experienced their first-ever casualty on March 25th when longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead at age fifty in Bogota, Colombia, where the band had been scheduled to play the Estero Picnic Music Festival as part of a… Read more

Avril Lavigne – ‘Love Sux’ Album Review

Photo Credit: DTA Records While Avril Lavigne’s new single unmistakably sounds like one of hers in nearly every way – the angsty-but-somehow cute vocals, punk-with-a-pop-hook melody, and even the title (“Bite Me”), it also contains one of the most confounding and funny lyrics in a rock radio hit in quite some time. “Hey you, you should… Read more

Foo Fighters – ‘Studio 666’ Movie Review

Photo Credit: Studio 666 / Open Road Films Supernatural horror movies are all about strange and unexplained phenomena, but in the case of the current theatrical release Studio 666, the strange and unexplained start before the film does. First of all, the movie features the band Foo Fighters, and not a brief cameo playing on stage… Read more

Third Eye Blind – ‘Our Bande Apart’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Third Eye Blind via Facebook The stakes for the seventh album of San Francisco quintet Third Eye Blind are pretty low; it’s been over two decades since the band scored their last major commercial hit and unlike fellow ’90s stars Alanis Morissette, Brandy, and Liz Phair, they haven’t built up anticipation by waiting… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ 2003

Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Bowling for Soup Daniel Bedingfield Fabolous Ginuwine Jewel Lillix Lisa Marie Presley LL COOL J Third Eye Blind Tyrese Wayne Wonder Photography by: Steve Trager

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