Rock Music

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs remind me of Mazzy Star mashed up with Roy Orbison, but with country-influenced female lead vocals.

Dave Mason, April 15, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Dave Mason, April 15, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

In spite of various career frustrations, Dave Mason’s name recognition was sufficient to pack the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

Savatage – Fight for the Rock (1986): Metal Meltdowns

Savatage – Fight for the Rock (1986): Metal Meltdowns

‘Fight for the Rock’ almost put Savatage’s career in a coffin before we got their best work.

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Ending a paucity of all-new material since 2004, the singularly creative experimental pop warrior Arto Lindsay is set to break the fast on April 21, 2017. That’s when

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

After a late-career surge, more than a few bands would be temped to coast on their good fortune. Not Deep Purple.

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett ups the ante on ‘The Night Siren’ with a combination of stunning world music, progressive epics, and guitar playing second to no one.

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

“Does It Really Happen,” a stand-out cut from 1980’s ‘Drama,’ finds a rebuilt Yes sounding as vibrant and relevant as ever.

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The first Beatles’ first original composition to be professionally recorded, “Cry for A Shadow” was an early step in the process of developing their creative skills.

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy discusses Leviathan, a lost Elektra album and the chances they’ll reunite in a Something Else! Sitdown with Steve Elliott.

Motley Crue – Generation Swine (1997): Metal Meltdowns

Motley Crue – Generation Swine (1997): Metal Meltdowns

A failed attempt to make Motley Crue relevant again, ‘Generation Swine’ is just a bad all-around record.