June 27, 2020

Sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim are back with a brand-new album, and they're better than ever. "Women in Music Pt. III" is full of new textures, styles, synthesizers and woozy jazz with undertones of previous albums. The trio has progressed in their song-making,...

April 30, 2020

The Beatles’ back-to-basics album, which was released on May 8, 1970, is technically the band’s last, but it also lives in a bit of a chronological limbo. The song “Across the Universe” was recorded in Feb. 1968, and the band’s final song for the record, “I Me Mine,” w...

April 22, 2020

Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons - Prince performing at Coachella in 2008

Prince is one of the truly transcendent performers in the history of rock and roll. He has one of the genre’s greatest wails, his utterly confident guitar play was consistently spectacular, and that he...

April 21, 2020

Though the Coronavirus pandemic has halted countless bands’ touring schedules across the globe, Australian “hippie country” trio the Buckleys press on with shows – virtual ones.

Presented by Live Nation Entertainment’s Live from Home platform, the band livestreamed show...

February 6, 2020

Throughout their history, Stone Temple Pilots have been, if nothing else, willing to eschew expectations of the band. With their first two albums, the band was widely perceived as, depending on the listener, the successors to or derivative of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But...

January 11, 2020

Other than Cream, no power trio had more collective talent than Rush. The Canadian rock icons formed in 1968, when Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in the their mid-teens, but they would truly become Rush when the late, great Neil Peart joined in '74.


December 26, 2019

Bruno Mars, courtesy of Kai Z. Feng/Atlantic Records

It is that time of the decade once again – a time in which we compile best-of lists to commemorate the last 10 years. And now, it is my honor to evaluate the top songs of the 2010s.

But unlike a conventional best-...

December 3, 2019

Van Halen, courtesy of Joe Bielawa/Wikimedia Commons

During an interview segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the host was running through artists from a generation before Billie Eilish's birth. Though the 17-year-old was evidently familiar with Madonna, Eilish responded, “...

November 26, 2019

Drawing artistic inspiration from singers such as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Brian Owens is bringing something special to not only the St. Louis area, but far beyond. It's been a remarkably busy year for the Ferguson, Mo. resident, who recently returned from...

September 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek may have been the most important rock and roll frontman of the late-1970s/early-1980s new wave movement. The Cars combined the pop chops of Blondie or Duran Duran with the eccentricity of Talking Heads or Devo, remaining cool enough for the artsy crowd and i...

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