Rock Show Preview

SHOW PREVIEW: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/Steve Winwood – DTE Music Theatre – 8/24/14

As far as rock legends go there are plenty around still getting by rehashing greatest hits compilations on the road. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will likely play many of their hits from their arsenal this weekend at DTE, but Mr. Petty & co. also happen to have relevant current music as well. The recently […]


Kings of Leon – Supersoaker

KoL are about as divisive as bands get these days. I happen to still be a fan. While “Supersoaker” isn’t exactly breaking new ground for the Followil crew, but the anthemic track hits all the right notes in a summer ready rock song. Stream the first single (iTunes, Amazon) from Mechanical Bull, due out September […]

Rock Showstopper

Showstopper ’11: Foo Fighters – Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA – 11/7/11

Thanks again to AMG and Nasty Little Man PR for the great seat (about 11 rows from the floor!). I still favor Foo Fighters’ show at Hangout, a) but that was the first time I had ever saw them and b) my feet were in the sand. Can’t beat that. The Foo Fighters’ stage at […]

Electronic Festivalist Folk Indie Mixtape

New Mixtape: Hangout Fest 2K11

Here it is. 3 playlists featuring bands from all three days of the upcoming festival in Gulf Shores, AL. This obvsiously isn’t all the music you’ll hear, but hopefully it will be a lot of it. I could have made a disc of just Black Keys and Cee-Lo tracks, but tried to go for a […]


Arctic Monkeys: “Don’t Sit Down…” & “Brick By Brick”

The Arctic Monkeys are readying the follow-up 2009’s Humbug and have leaked a few treats along the way. Terribly titled Suck It and See is set to be released on June 7th and has production from Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. The latest is the guitar heavy anthem “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your […]


10 Albums I Can’t Live Without

Whitney over at Pop Candy was calling for reader lists of “10 Albums You Can’t Live Without“. Albums that maybe aren’t critically the best of all time, but records that if you were stranded on a desert island (for some reason, I kept think of the island on “Lost”) you’d have to have. My list […]