The lasting power of The Cure and Depeche Mode is no accident. There is something soothing about losing yourself in the swirling fog of dark wave music. Guitar pedals heavy on chorus and synth-laden atmospheres dance together in sadness and everyone looks beautiful in black. We may initially fall for its sway as disaffected teens but it remains a part of us forever. On Modern Mirror, Drab Majesty weave a hypnotic album into our imaginations with echoes of yesterday and tomorrow.
Since our first cafe opened in London on June 14, 1971, music has been our differentiator.
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. – L.P. Hartley
Let’s get it out in the open from the outset, Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood is a damn fine rock-n-roll record.
Coachella weekend has come to a close and our taxes are due tonight. If you’re burning the candle trying to find a few more deductions, here is some great new music to listen to.
If The Dirt doesn’t kickstart a glam metal resurgence, it may never come. That won’t stop bands like L.A. Guns from continuing to carry the torch for the sleazy goodness of the Sunset Strip.
When it comes to rock-n-roll, teenagers will always be the ultimate arbiters of cool. Last night in Las Vegas, a swaying mass of youth anointed SWMRS the next big thing.
It has been a slow journey to her debut album but Lauren Jenkins rewards our patience with an album that takes us back to the crossroads where country, pop, and rock once hung out together sharing a bottle of whiskey.
On Saturday Night Live this week, Greta Van Fleet staked their claim to the future of classic rock-n-roll. On Sunday night in Las Vegas, Styx made a powerful case of their own with a set of new songs that more than held their own against the band’s legendary songbook.
As 2018 draws to a close, we asked some members of Hard Rock’s music team to run down their favorite albums of the year. Dig it!
Magic Dance take nostalgia in a fresh direction on New Eyes by intentionally undermining the importance we attach to the canon of influence.