June Album Reviews

Fiona Apple Rush Smashing Pumpkins The Cult The Beach Boys Translator Giant Giant Sand Maroon 5 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… The exhausting title of Fiona Apple’s new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is excused because […]

May Album Reviews

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of Worry, a reflective John Mayer offers some advice: Don’t be scared to walk alone, don’t be scared to like it. That’s an effective theme for […]

Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos

Last weekend, the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals hit Southern California, packing tens of thousands of people into the polo fields in Indio. It was an exciting weekend filled with top-tier acts (Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg), can’t-miss reunions (Refused, Mazzy Star, At the Drive-In), and all […]

Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!

Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!

RCM was represented down in Indio for the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals this past weekend. It was a great time, save for the inclement weather on Friday afternoon/evening and some particularly fierce winds. The best sets of the weekend came from (predictably) Radiohead, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, Pulp, Madness, […]

April Album Reviews

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the Night Away, is arguably one of the best in the band’s career. Of course, “the band” here mostly refers to songwriter James Mercer, who has […]

March Album Reviews

Bruce Springsteen Michael Brunnock Sinéad O’Connor Pink Floyd Mars Volta Andrew Bird The Cranberries Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, is another solid entry into his storied career, a culturally-relevant discussion of struggle, injustice, and the so-called “American Dream”. Coming two years after the mildly-received Working on a Dream, Wrecking […]

Watch Two Foo Fighters Play a Pizza Joint in Southern California (VIDEOS)

Watch Two Foo Fighters Play a Pizza Joint in Southern California (VIDEOS)

On Saturday night, Taylor Hawkins (drums) and Chris Shiflett (guitar) of the Foo Fighters played a fun set of cover songs at Rock & Roll Pizza at the Rack in Woodland Hills, California. (** Related Post** – for more things Foo, check out our interview with author Paul Brannigan, about his new book This Is A Call: The Life […]

Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan

Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo Fighters front man and ex-Nirvana drummer. In tracing Grohl’s entire life, from his childhood through his earliest musical involvement in the Washington D.C. hardcore scene […]

Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)

Here are a handful of the most notable and infamous rock & roll landmarks in the history of the genre – whether they’re still standing, bulldozed, burnt to the ground, or maybe even fictional, each has played a big part in the shaping of rock music over the decades. Berwick St, London, UK, artwork for […]