Live streamed concerts and music events mixed bag so far

Back in February Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli released Random Desire, his eagerly anticipated first official solo album. Reviews were off the charts and a tour from one of the most enigmatic frontmen to break out of the grunge era with a unique spin on rock and soul next lined up a tour which was... Continue Reading →

Roundtable: Metallica in the ’80s v. Metallica in the ’90s

Following on the heels of last week's Rush roundtable, I sat down with some of my esteemed colleagues over at Ultimate Classic Rock to talk about Metallica. Specifically, we broke down whether the band was better in the '80s or the '90s and why. Both periods had their merits, with the Cliff Burton era coming... Continue Reading →

The MC News Repository [Nov. ’17]

November ended up being a fairly light month, mainly because I spent half of it in Iceland. My annual trip there begins with the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, coverage of which can be found after the jump. There were also some anniversary pieces for both Diffuser and Loudwire. Getting right down to it... The beginning... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 09 June 16

When Metallica dropped Load in 1996, it sent shock-waves through the music industry on every level imaginable. First was the music which had completely dispensed with the thrash of old, replaced with more standard rock fare with a bluesy tint. Then there was the band's newly revealed image where they were outfitted in silk shirts,... Continue Reading →

Record Store Day This Weekend

It's that time of year again, Record Store Day. And while it's lost a bit of its luster in recent years, not only are there still some decent limited edition pieces of vinyl to pick up, there's also a great sense of community between music lovers that has been all but erased in the digital... Continue Reading →

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