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 →

Seven Artists That Should be Huge (Part of V7: The Vanyaland 7th Anniversary Celebration)

Yesterday marked the 7th anniversary of the online magazine Vanyaland, which I've been a part of since it launched back in 2013. To celebrate the milestone, the core team behind the site were asked to contribute something personal to them involving the topics about which they typically write. It's always boggled my mind over the... Continue Reading →

‘There’s No Ending When We Die’

It was 1994 and the majority of my musical diet consisted of mostly everything my grandparents wouldn't be into. If it didn't involve a pit, encouragement to jump on and launch myself off a stage in a concert setting, I was likely spinning it less regularly. The songs that would emanate from my upstairs bedroom... Continue Reading →

The MC News Repository [Dec ’17]

Want to know why end of year lists and holiday gift guides are so popular? It's because there is typically nothing of note going on around this time. That said, I managed to eek out some pieces for The Daily Times (gift guides mostly) and Ultimate Classic Rock. Links after the jump. I was unfortunate... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 02 June 16

This week on The Voltage Factory┬áI featured the debut album from The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish, which came out this week in 1991. It wouldn't be until the Chicago outfit's next effort, 1993's Siamese Dream, that they would receive mainstream success, despite the fact that bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, et al were getting widespread acclaim in... Continue Reading →

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