Ladies and gents, summer’s here and it’s festival season. Time to saddle up, grab a comfy pair of shoes and go see some live music.
I have always had a passion for crafting playlists; starting back in the day with my two-cassette boombox.
Longtime Col. Bruce road manager Tony Hume shares his thoughts on the passing of his friend and Bruce’s indelible influence on the jam band scene.
The Twitterverse and teen/industrial complex is exploding today because Harry Styles did a failed stage dive. What no one seems to be mentioning is he appears to have a vintage Gibson ES-350 around his neck. Huh?
Sheryl Crow just released her 10th studio album, Be Myself, and I’m kinda blown away. Is there another artist of her stature and longevity still able to make a truly compelling rock ‘n’ roll album?
I hate to seem like I’m piling on, but holy moly is this whole Fyre Festival debacle insane or what?
So I went and saw Dinosaur Jr. a couple nights ago. Holy moly is J Mascis ever a badass.
With the recent unveiling of this year’s Warped Tour line-up, old school punk is again in the air as California legends The Adolescents, The Dickies and T.S.O.L are heading out with bands that weren’t even born when they put California punk on the map in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s. Inspired by the music coming out of New York and the UK, something happened to punk when it reached the Pacific Ocean.
When an artist achieves fame while still in their teens, it usually spells doom for any hope of a long-lasting career in the fickle world of popular music. One big hit and then they disappear as soon as the cuteness factor wanes. Michelle Branch has been a very conspicuous exception to this rule; which is why her career has been so fascinating to watch over the last 16 years.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Anyone who has ever sketched the KISS letters in a school notebook or safety-pinned a Ramones patch onto the back of their jacket knows that a great band logo resonates with fans and reveals their love for those artists.