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Fountains of Wayne’s opus, Welcome Interstate Managers, gave the band their biggest hit, but legions of dedicated fans will tell you that there’s much more to this album than just “Stacy’s Mom.”
What makes for the perfect summer road trip song? We asked modern guitar pop musicians from Hurry, Dungeon of Skeletons, Tamar Berk, The Goods, The Summertimes, The Evening Sons, and Julez and the Rollerz.
Modern power pop artists discuss the lasting influence of this mythic debut album. Featuring Dazy, 2nd Grade, Nick Frater, Uni Boys and Radio Days.
Mo Troper, Peter Gill of 2nd Grade and Ben Cook of Young Guv talk modern power pop and the music that inspires it.
Lynn Perko-Truell of Imperial Teen, Sister Double Happiness and The Wrecks talks about her time drumming with the (SF) Dicks in this chapter excerpt from ‘Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming.’
Uncomfortable truths from Bob Mehr’s Replacements biography, ‘Trouble Boys,’ have created a sort of cognitive dissonance for some fans of a certain age.
A lifelong Replacements “Customer” impatiently waits for his 40th Anniversary Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash box set to arrive from Rhino Records.
As 2020 rolls to a close, writer Kevin Burke looks at a selection of worthwhile reissues
2020 was a brave year to release music without the touring or usual album promotion, writer Kevin Burke explores 10 of the Best album release
Amidst a pandemic, political unrest, and economic distress, Diamond Dogs offers a new translation to a listener in 2020. David Bowie infused his talent for changing personas directly into the album itself as though he knew something that we did not. It is almost if he knew this was coming.
Writer Kevin Burke takes a look at the true toll on the music industry, this pandemic has had.
Gale, frontman for metal luminaries Power Trip, died this week of unnatural causes. Here is my interview with the screaming legend from less than a year ago.
Bandcamp give artists 100% of the profits, Kevin Burke shares 70 recommendations worth checking out
2020 is a year that has so far devastated the music world. A further loss comes in the form of the illustrious Miss Mercy.
35 years ago, Live Aid happened. Kevin Burke remembers the standout performance.
As Metal Machine Music turns 45, Writer Kevin Burke tries to explain what it actually is
Through the pandemic, Tim Burgess is keeping us entertained and the positivity flowing.
Writer Kevin Burke looks back 35 years at the Prefab Sprout classic Steve McQueen/ Two Wheels Good
Bandcamp launches a Juneteenth gift to fund the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Kevin Burke looks at this, and some of the artists to watch.
As Bob Dylan turns 79, writer Kevin Burke takes a look back at some of his seminal sixties moments.
Writer Kevin Burke examines the actual threat facing the music industry from COVID-19, including the loss of the brilliant Matthew Seligman
Kevin Burke points out the damage dishonesty brings to an already damaged industry
This week, writer Kevin Burke discusses the importance of the Miles Davis classic Bitches Brew released 50 years ago this week
On Saint Patrick’s Day, writer Kevin Burke celebrates the Irish that crossed the Atlantic, and their influence on American pop culture
As 2020 steers us into uncharted territory, writer Kevin Burke discusses how it will take old school methods for the music industry to survive
Writer Kevin Burke looks at the importance of last years release by The Coolies, along with the upcoming tribute to Kim Shattuck at the ALS benefit concert in Los Angeles
Writer Kevin Burke reinforces the power of Bob Marley’s music, 75 years after the reggae legend was born.
Writer Kevin Burke celebrates David Bowie’s birthday by looking at one of his most underrated albums 1;Outside
Writer Kevin Burke remembers Neil Innes, the comedic genius who started the ball of creativity rolling with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Writer Kevin Burke captures ten of the best albums of 2019 by female solo artists
Writer Kevin Burke looks back on some of the best reissues of 2019
In Ten Bangerz From The Bunch, writer Kevin Burke looks back on ten sublime releases from 2019, featuring Kim Gordon, Fontaines D.C, Sleater-Kinney, Ride, Nick Cave and more.
Writer Kevin Burke peels back the layers on the Velvet Underground’s original incarnation
Writer Kevin Burke looks back on The Beach Boys lost masterpiece SMiLE, and what could have been.
Writer Kevin Burke discusses the sublime masterpiece Led Zeppelin II, fifty-years after its release.
Writer Kevin Burke discusses the shortcomings of the recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations.
Writer Kevin Burke looks back forty-years to the start of The Specials and Two-Tone
October 10th marked a quarter century since the release of the modern classic Dog Man Star by Suede. Kevin Burke pays tribute to the slow burning masterpiece
The Muffs (new album out soon!) and The Pandoras frontwoman shined brightly in the garage rock/punk music world and is dearly missed.
As the Hellraiser now resides in Heaven, writer Kevin Burke looks back on the career of Ginger Baker, one of last great drummers of influence and invention
Bruce Springsteen reaches the milestone of 70 today, writer Kevin Burke looks back on what is considered his finest work, Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
In the past 48 hours the music world lost the visionary talent of Ric Ocasek, writer Kevin Burke looks back on some of the highlights from his illustrious career.
On this date in September 1977, the seventies rock star Marc Bolan was tragically killed in a road accident, writer Kevin Burke discusses his crossover to the punk movement before his passing
This week the music world mourns the loss of Daniel Johnston, writer Kevin Burke looks back on the career of the outsider, lo-fi artist who will continue to speak to generations.
Today is world suicide prevention day, writer Kevin Burke looks back on those figures in music who have lost their lives and what it means to society.
30 years after the release of Tin Machine’s self-titled single, writer Kevin Burke looks back on the monumental moment in David Bowie’s career.
Sixty Years after the release of Chuck Berry’s classic album Chuck Berry Is On Top , writer Kevin Burke looks back on the influence of that moment.
In light of the upcoming documentary-movie Suzi Q, writer Kevin Burke looks at the legacy and importance of the seventies rock queen Suzi Quatro
Writer Kevin Burke discusses the rise and early success of Rock Queen Stevie Nicks in Her Face Says Freedom.