Rock Music

State Cows – The Second One [Japanese Edition] (2013)

State Cows hail from Sweden but you would never know it. Close your eye and listen and you think: L.A.

On Second Thought: Asobi Seksu – Fluorescence (2011)

The recent news that Asobi Seksu is going on hiatus brought me back to this project, and the period in which former My Bloody Valentine and shoegaze acolytes ditched the guitars for cool shimmering pop.

Suns of Thyme – Fortune, Shelter, Love and Cure (2013)

Suns of Thyme have built a harmonious bridge between the psychedelic rock of the ’60s and the dark excesses of indie rock of the ’80s and ’90s.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Here’s a powerful bit of storytelling, about the intersection of lives that have seen tragedy and, depending on the decisions they make, might see more.

Eat the Gun – Stripped to the Bone (2013)

With Stripped to the Bone, Eat the Gun offers a superb rock album with few frills. That starts with the first single “Loner,” recorded in their own studio with producer Stephan Hinz of H-Blockx fame.

‘She is the real deal’: Paul Stanley on the unlikely connection between Kiss and Lady Gaga

Color Paul Stanley impressed. Lady Gaga didn’t just travel cross country to see Kiss on their most recent U.S. tour. She showed up wearing the singer’s signature footwear.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Morph The Cat/Morph The Cat (Reprise)” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Morph The Cat/Morph The Cat (Reprise)” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Steely Dan Show”) ||| ONWARD (“H Gang”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The momentum Steely Dan generated by their comeback album Two Against Nature carried over into one more album, Everything Must Go

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ask inductee Sammy Hagar who he thinks should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his answer comes quickly: “Journey; I want to stick up for Journey,” says Hagar, inducted as a member of Van Halen in 2007.

‘Hopefully there’s more to come’: Early setback turned into great things for Adam Lambert

‘Hopefully there’s more to come’: Early setback turned into great things for Adam Lambert

Something that at first seemed like a setback ended up becoming a pivotal moment in the rocket-ride career of singer Adam Lambert. After all, on the same 2009 night in which he finished second on American Idol, Lambert performed for the first time with Queen.

Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)

Glasgow’s Chvrches (pronounced as “churches” for those scoring at home) draws from a deep well of accessible pop cool on their debut The Bones of What You Believe.