Rock

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

Remembering Ric Ocasek: The Car That Never Slowed Down

Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images If you lived or worked in New York City in Nineties or after, chances are you spotted Ric Ocasek on the street at least once. It was probably harder to miss the Empire State Building: well over six feet tall and exhibiting the same lanky physical frame, longish hair and sad/curious facial features that had defined his appearance through his four decades as a public figure,… Read more

Lil Nas X: Breaking Free of Genre

Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach Born as Montero Lamar Hill in Lithia Springs, Georgia, on April 9, 1999, Lil Nas X is an up-and-coming musician who is crafting a musical name for himself. Hill’s parent’s divorced when he was 6 and he lived with his mother and grandmother in Bankhead Courts, a housing… Read more

Bastille – ‘Doom Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett The London four-piece band Bastille certainly started out promisingly enough a couple of years ago, with their debut album Bad Blood (they even beat Taylor Swift to the use of that title), punctuated by the refreshingly terrific single “Pompeii,” which deservedly went Top Five in the U.S. and achieved triple… 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

Queens County Roots: ‘Stereo’ Debut EP

Pictured from left to right: Alex Fedorow (bass), Jesse Maxwell (lead vocals), Marlon Hurt, (guitar/vocals), Chris Glover (drums), Not Pictured: Hope Johnson (Keyboard)  The self-proclaimed blues rock band with a pop twist, Queens County Roots, is playing shows during this spring and summer throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem and of course, Queens, in support of their… Read more

The Band CAMINO: The Path a Band Took

Photo Credit: Facebook @TheBandCamino Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Band CAMINO, is an alternative rock band that consists of three people: Jeffery Jordan (lead vocalist and guitarist), Spencer Stewart (guitar and backing vocals), and Graham Rowell (bass). While attending the University of Memphis, Graham and Jeffery started playing around with the idea of making music…. Read more