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Revenge of the Nerds: Nerf Herder’s ‘Rockingham’ a Solid Return for Unabashedly Nerdy Pop/Punk Band

Revenge of the Nerds: Nerf Herder’s ‘Rockingham’ a Solid Return for Unabashedly Nerdy Pop/Punk Band

As far as pop/punk/alternative bands named after (to some) obscure quotes from the original Star Wars films are concerned, Nerf Herder is a cut above. The Santa Barbara band, which formed in 1994…

Best New Music: The Joy Formidable’s Third Album ‘Hitch’, Out Now

Best New Music: The Joy Formidable’s Third Album ‘Hitch’, Out Now

Welsh three-piece The Joy Formidable released their third full-length album, Hitch, on Friday. Coming on the heels of 2013’s Wolf’s Law, Hitch is a versatile collection of songs that showcase…

Turn Me On: Kaleo

Turn Me On: Kaleo

New Rock Cellar Magazine columnist Jim Nelson (of 88.5 FM KCSN in Southern California) returns with another Turn Me On entry…this time about the Icelandic band Kaleo.  We was fooled…

Preview Cheap Trick’s New Album with ‘When I Wake Up Tomorrow’ Music Video

Preview Cheap Trick’s New Album with ‘When I Wake Up Tomorrow’ Music Video

On April 1, power pop legends Cheap Trick will release their new album Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello. Recently, the band debuted a music video for the single When I Wake Up…

Jeff Beck + Buddy Guy Announce Big Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Jeff Beck + Buddy Guy Announce Big Co-Headlining Summer Tour

This summer, two legends of the blues/guitar world will join forces when Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy embark on a co-headlining tour across the United States. Kicking off on July…

3/20 at Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA: Ambrosia & Friends’ ‘Close To Home Benefit Concert’

3/20 at Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA: Ambrosia & Friends’ ‘Close To Home Benefit Concert’

On Sunday, March 20, a special benefit gig will take place at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills,California. Called the ‘Close to Home Benefit Concert’, it will feature the bands…

Breaking: According to Ringo Starr, George Martin Has Died at Age 90

Breaking: According to Ringo Starr, George Martin Has Died at Age 90

On Tuesday night, Ringo Starr posted the following on Twitter, intimating that legendary Beatles producer George Martin, affectionately known as ‘The Fifth Beatle’, has died: God bless George Martin peace and…

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,…

Peter Frampton: ‘Acoustic Classics’, George Harrison Sessions, Stolen Guitars and More (Q&A)

Peter Frampton: ‘Acoustic Classics’, George Harrison Sessions, Stolen Guitars and More (Q&A)

The music business is often a fickle and unforgiving beast, rewarding some with their “15 minutes” of fame before snatching it away. Peter Frampton had his “it” moment as an…

Top 11 British Invasion One-Hit Wonders

Top 11 British Invasion One-Hit Wonders

The British Invasion that began in 1964 brought to our shores bands that produced decades of great rock. The popularity of America’s teen idols faded as the Beatles, the Who, the…

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