Rock Music

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m standing in a foot of snow. It’s dark, cold, and windy, and while I try to fight my way through the blowing snow with an oversized barn shovel, I remember that I stood in this exact same spot a few short months ago…

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

At the Colchester Arts Centre: In Colchester, next to the roman walls of the town, stands this venue, once the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls. Built in 1206, the site has seen 23 protestant martyrs executed by burning

Inside Hall and Oates’ high-concept early video for ‘She’s Gone’: ‘We came up with this crazy idea’

Inside Hall and Oates’ high-concept early video for ‘She’s Gone’: ‘We came up with this crazy idea’

Hall and Oates became associated, into the 1980s, with high concept videos like those for “Out of Touch” and “Adult Education.” But their earliest — for the early-1970s hit “She’s Gone” — may still be their most interesting.

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

On December 4, 1988, Roy Orbison was celebrating a huge year. His album with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys had sold extremely well; he finished recording his first album of original material in several years, Mystery Girl

‘Not supposed to say anything’: Brian May confirms Queen plans to tour with Adam Lambert

‘Not supposed to say anything’: Brian May confirms Queen plans to tour with Adam Lambert

Brian May has confirmed for the first time that Queen is in the planning stages for a tour with Adam Lambert, months after a hugely anticipated U.S. debut in Las Vegas.

Pro-Pain – The Final Revolution (2013)

For Gary Meskil and his bandmates, the last few albums have been anything but convincing. You had to wonder what the hell had become of Pro-Pain

Something Else! sneak peek: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, “My Baby,” ft. Nicki Bluhm (2013)

If this advance track (and the PR verbiage) are any indication Karl Denson took his Tiny Universe in a profoundly rock direction for New Ammo.

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who.

My Alien Mojo – My Alien Mojo EP (2013)

My Alien Mojo is a good name for this EP and a fitting name for this band. The band hails from the Philippines and draws on a funky/spacey guitar sound which recalls American 1980s synth pop.