Rock Music Oscar Snubs

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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Award season inches closer and closer and while we mostly focus on ceremonies like the Grammys, the Oscars also get our attention by way of the Best Original Song category. But 2013 will not be the year a rock band nabs a golden man as The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, and Mumford and Sons, among others, were snubbed in favor of songs… Read More

Live or in-studio?

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Many a music listener will always have that one song they love to hear live. Something about it just translates better on-stage as opposed to on an album. Jack White tips his song into the conversation with his latest rendition of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” off… Read More

Happy Anniversary, Rage Against The Machine!

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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Wanna feel old? Rage Against The Machine is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Yes, the debut album from our favorite political rap-rockers is one year away from legally being able to drink, and the band is celebrating… Read More

The Black Keys, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mastodon releasing vinyl on Record Store Day

Monday, March 5th, 2012



Ah, Record Store Day. It’s Christmas in the Spring for music lovers everywhere. And this April 21st will be no different as thousands of people make their way to their nearest independent record store to fight each other over some exclusive wax.

This year has some good stuff in store for your turntable including… Read More

Stream: Arcade Fire – Abrahams Daughter

Friday, March 2nd, 2012



Arcade Fire are back in the blogosphere thanks to a brand new song they’ve written for The Hunger Games soundtrack. It’s called “Abraham’s Daughter” and you can give it a listen over at EW.com.

Frontman Win Butler spoke to EW as well… Read More

Listen: The Decemberists – One Engine

Monday, February 13th, 2012



The Hunger Games saga is one that is expected to rule the movie theaters. Which means, since the majority of the audience at the movies will be younger, us older peoples get sucked in by the film’s soundtrack. Hey, it worked with Twilight so why not this?

Down below, you can check out a brand new track from the Decemberists that… Read More

Arcade Fire, Coldplay headlining Austin City Limits

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011



I am a giant fan of Austin, TX especially after this year’s phenomenal SXSW festival. The city breathes music and is the perfect place to catch a show. Which is why I’m this close to buying a plane ticket and heading back down there for Austin City Limits.

It runs from September 14-16 and the headliners include Arcade… Read More

Watch: LCD Soundsystems final show at Madison Square Garden

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011



LCD Soundsystem will be a bittersweet band for me from now on. My first time seeing them was at Terminal 5 in NYC but it was two nights before their final show at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. So while I enjoyed myself thoroughly at the concert, I realize it will be the last time I see them (until the reunion that is bound to happen 3-5 years from now but… Read More

RiO!B episode – March 14, 2011

Monday, March 14th, 2011



Eddie Vedder’s new single

Foos touring with Motorhead

Death Cab For Cutie reveal more Codes And Keys info

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Arcade Fire, The Strokes headlining Bonnaroo

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011



If you’re heading to Manchester, Tennessee for the Bonnaroo festival, your headliners are the following people: Arcade Fire, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Widespread Panic and The Black Keys.

Oh, but there’s plenty more to see at the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo. A reunited Buffalo Springfield, featuring… Read More