- Staff Picks
- September 23, 2021
Street Venom (Burger). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Say It Loud (Sparrow Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
The Identity EP (Uprising). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Clever One (Pink & Black). Review by Troy Jewell.
Commencement (Dreamworks). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Play With Your Head (RPM / Sony). Review by Julio Diaz.
Night On Earth (Eagle). Review by Randall J. Stephens.
Protection EP (Twenty Stone Blatt). Review by Brian Kruger.
No News Is Good News (Equal Vision). Review by Brian Kruger.
Going Dutch (Asian Man/Coldfront). Review by Brian Kruger.
For more than 25 years, Cheap Trick has been making irresistible power pop that has become permanently ingrained in the pop culture consciousness. Julio Diaz caught up with drummer Bun E. Carlos to discuss the band’s place in history, the secret to their longevity, and why they never attended Rock N’ Roll High School.
The Rosenbergs seemed poised for all the perks life in the majors can offer. After being touted as the best unsigned bands in America, the majors were sniffing around, and the band was offered a chance to appear on USA Network’s Farmclub show. Then they made waves by rejecting the majors, exposing Farmclub’s shifty business practices, and entering into an unusual alliance with Napster. What almost got lost in the process is the fact that The Rosenbergs are a damn fine power pop band, which they’re proving with their new album, Mission: You. Sean Slone discusses the music and the industry with singer/songwriter David Fagin.
A little bit of hardcore, a little bit of power pop, a little bit of new wave, a little bit of rock and roll, and a little bit of punk — Roi Tamkin caught an eclectic show with Sense Field, the Stereo, and Lift at Atlanta’s Echo Lounge on April 27, 2000.