Blue Öyster Cult: Archival Intelligence (part 2)

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: Was the band just so prolific in those days that you simply had more material than you could use? Eric Bloom: I don’t know […]

Blue Öyster Cult: Archival Intelligence (part 1)

Blue Öyster Cult’s classic lineup spotlighted on Ghost Stories, a new AI-meets-archives set Masters of what used to be called metal (known these days as melodic hard rock), Long Island’s […]

Crowded House’s Neil Finn on the 1986 Smash “Don’t Dream it’s Over” (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… This feature first appeared in SPIN Songs in the Vault When I formed Crowded House, I’d already had a pretty good stack of songs in the […]

Crowded House’s Neil Finn on the 1986 Smash “Don’t Dream it’s Over” (Part 1 of 2)

This feature first appeared in SPIN “Our albums have always had elements of melancholy,” says Neil Finn, leader, singer, guitarist and songwriter for Crowded House. “And some of the best […]

Album Review: Benjamin Croft — We Are Here to Help

When it comes to music, you can often take accurate measure of an artist by finding out who their friends are. And while it’s true that in 2024, all manner […]

30 Days Out, June 2024 #2: The MGBs, The Remantlists, Buffalo Galaxy, David Wilcox

Lots of homegrown talent this go-round. Artist: The MGBs Venue: The Orange Peel Date: Monday, June 24, 8 p.m. Door: $12 Mark Goldthwaite is a well-known man about town. He […]

Take 5: John Fogerty

Spring 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Blue Ridge Rangers, the debut solo album from singer and musician John Fogerty. The former leader and primary songwriter […]

Album Review: Sun Ra – At the Showcase: Live in Chicago 1977-1978

Zev Feldman has applied his “jazz detective” approach to a dizzying array of artists, unearthing previously unheard recordings by landmark artists ranging from Bill Evans to Mel Lewis to Les […]

Album Review: Foghat – Slow Ride: Live in Concert

Too often, Foghat gets a bad rap. They’re unfairly lumped in with faceless boogie bands of the 1970s. They deserve better. An offshoot of Savoy Brown, Foghat were at their […]

Album Review: The Brat – Straight Outta East L.A.

Time has an odd way of changing our perception. Most anyone who heard Sex Pistols in the 1978 would have found them abrasive, chaotic and noisy. As Never Mind the […]