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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE • …LIKE CLOCKWORK

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New album, familiar new sound. I know, I know I just contradicted myself. New? Yes. “…Like Clockwork” is a new album for Queens of the Stone Age but also a new sound for them as well. It’s a sound I fell in love with the moment that raunchy tube overdriven[…]

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Break On Through • Ray Manzarek

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On May 20th, 2013, Raymond Daniel Manzarek, one of the founding members of the seminal psychedelic rock group, The Doors, passed away at the age of 74 after fighting a long battle with bile duct cancer. Ray was the official mouthpiece of The Doors, championing his group every chance he[…]

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SUNDAY SOUNDS FROM THE UNDERGROUND • MUTEMATH

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How does one go about explaining MUTEMATH’s music? I don’t know, but during the course of this blog, I’ll sure give it my best shot. MUTEMATH formed in 2001 as a collaboration between Paul Meany (lead singer/keyboardist) and Darren King (drummer). When I say collaboration, I mean crossing state lines,[…]

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Desert Island Thursday • Randy Rhoads

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There is no such day as Randy Rhoads Appreciation Thursday, although there damn well should be! I just happen to be listening to the two Rhoadsian-lead Ozzy Osbourne albums, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, and whereas today people will try to downplay the awesomeness that was Randy[…]

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MACHINE ELVES • ALBUM REVIEW

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In an era where radio is dominated by Mumsfordian-laced melodies, Machine Elves and their debut album, Fancy Suits & Cigarettes is a breath of fresh air. Fancy Suits & Cigarettes is a breath of fresh air. This as-yet unsigned, Brooklyn born group have it all you could want in a[…]

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BAD RELIGION • FIND TRUE NORTH!!

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Thirty three years and 16 albums later and Bad Religion show no signs of slowing down. There was a dark period there when I was afraid that they had nothing else to give, but three songs into the new album, and I feel like slapping myself silly. Bad Religion’s last[…]

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