…So, thanks for stopping by, as we try to grow into a worthwhile Rock and Roll forum.
With that quick quote, I wrapped up my first post on this new site six years ago. Did I manage to start something worthwhile for rock music fans all those years ago? That’s debatable, but damn, these first 1,000 posts have been entertaining… for me, at least…
I have been a fan of Ghost since I first heard a song called “Ritual” off their debut album Opus Eponymus about four years ago. So naturally, when the chance came to review their new e.p. Popestar came up, I was super excited. New Ghost, I thought, this is gonna be great!
I’ve had a chance to preview a copy of State Of Mind, the forthcoming album from Detroit’s Citizen Zero. It’s a straight-forward, honest rock ‘n roll album that is destined to please many rock music fans. Their new single “Lure and Persuade” gives us a great glimpse of what to expect on the album and it’s provided below to whet your appetite.
Join me today, Saturday May 21st at the County Line Saloon, located in Melbourne, as I take in the fifth annual Mayfest, presented by Chris Marsh Productions. A total of eleven local bands will grace the stage, starting at 5pm with genres ranging from hard rock, to heavy metal, and whatever sound the genre-crossing MekaNism claims.
I recently caught Lacey Sturm performing at both Earthday Birthday and Welcome To Rockville, and I had the chance to sit down for what became a fantastic look into the life and mind of this talented and passionate performer. There’s a lot of info here, so today, we start with Part 1 of our Lacey Sturm Interview.
Anthrax holds a special place in my heart. Branded in my brain, 10 years old, snowy, Cleveland, OH winter evening, watching MTV, more specifically Headbanger’s Ball, as most 10 year olds did in 1991. On screen come Anthrax, a band I had heard of only in the most darkened circles in the 5th grade, usually reserved for the kids whose parents let them out of the house past 8 on a school night. And Public Enemy who drove the bus for bringing African American youth politics to the forefront through hip-hop. Quite an exotic mix for a white kid from the suburbs whose cassette tape collection consisted of Milli Vanilli and Madonna.
“Ron Gallo is a rock and roll trio lead by a tall, big-haired weirdo of the same name.” Ron Gallo also makes some damn good, albeit a bit weird, rock ‘n roll that deserves a trip or two through your headphones.