Best Albums of 2015

Maybe it was a little too soon to proudly proclaim rock not dead- this year dragged its blue suede shoes pretty bad and left its electro shit all over the carpet. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but even in the minor leagues it seems that interest has faded for guitar-lick based music and metal…

Best Music of 2014

Music had a pretty good year in 2014. Although there weren’t any behemoth releases, the field was much wider than last year. Of course this only really counts my tiny rock corner of the universe, but word on the street is rock isn’t quite dead yet. Even if no album this year is an instant…

Queens of the Stone Age, Like Clockwork Album Review

QOTSA’s new album is the first in six years, but by all accounts it first began to gestate when their iconic frontman and mastermind Josh Homme almost bit the bullet on an operating table in 2010. After a long recovery the band got back together, throwing in oldies from 2002, Elton John and Trent Reznor…

Worth Watching/Listening – Like Clockwork from QOTSA

Queens of the Stone Age has a new all star album coming out in June with guest turns from the likes of Alex Turner (Artic Monkeys), Trent Reznor (NIN), Nick Oliveri and amazingly Elton John. The media released so far suggests that the new album, titled Like Clockwork, will be coming from a dark place, encapsulating Homme’s…

Coachella Music Festival – Day 2 Impressions

Coachella day 2 is here and I’ve decided to give up drinking for my art: blogging. Biffy Clyro – Good jamming from a band that’s been around forever. Not a bad way to start off the day. Puscifer – I’ve listened to many Tool albums but never saw them in concert so I was interested…

Coachella Music Festival – Day 1 Impressions

This year I will be taking my rightful place at the throne of armchair commentary, streaming Coachella into my stuffy apartment via magic. I will try to replicate the dehydration, altered consciousness, and sweatiness by drinking vermouth and not showering. In this manner I should be able to perfectly replicate the Coachella experience and relate…