May 25, 2017
Playing the "can you guess which song THIS is?" game is one of my favorite music-nerdy pastimes. There's something so satisfying about struggling through the mental fog as I feel the answer bubbling up, screaming it out, and being right! The more hardcore the music fans I play with, the sweeter the glory when I guess correctly. [...]
May 24, 2017
It's only a Ph.D. in molecular biology, so NBD. Wait, what?!? Just like Bad Religion's Greg Graffin and Descendents' Milo Aukerman, The Offspring's Bryan "Dexter" Holland has gone and earned himself a Ph.D.! That's huge!! He's been cranking away (between tours and albums) at USC for years and finally completed a 170+ page dissertation on [...]
May 23, 2017
I was never sure what to call bands I loved like Far, Jawbox, Jawbreaker, Karp, The Jesus Lizard... post-hardcore? That just seems silly and doesn't quite encapsulate the sheer force of their radness and diversity. Along those lines, the new band Camorra - featuring J Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, etc) and Jonah Matranga (Far, I Is Another, etc) [...]
May 22, 2017
At shows around the world this weekend, friends and fans of Chris Cornell paid tribute to him by performing his music or dedicating songs to him & his family. I was at Saturday night's U2 concert in L.A. and right before the band hit the stage, they played "Black Hole Sun" in the Rose Bowl [...]
May 19, 2017
It's raining GOOD new music these days, and we've got the videos to prove it. Check out the newest from Muse, Phoenix (and see them at X-Fest!), and Joywave!
May 16, 2017
The headline of NME's review of the just-launched U.S. leg of the Phoenix world tour says it all: "Watch out The 1975, Phoenix are here to challenge you for most jawdropping live visuals" Their stage and lighting set-up IS mind-blowing!! See it in person at X-Fest 2017 on June 11th - get tickets here and [...]
May 16, 2017
It's only two minutes long, but if this new song from OMD is any indication, their upcoming album is going to be INTENSE. The only lyrics to the song "La Mitrailleuse" (translation: 'machine gun' in French) are "Bend your body to the will of the machine," droned repeatedly over the sound of gunfire. Their 13th [...]
May 15, 2017
I just flew to Miami and back to catch a sneak peek of the Phoenix tour - their first US tour in four years - and boy are my arms tired! And my legs, from all the dancing. And my liver, from... you get the picture. It was RAD and they blew my mind with [...]
May 9, 2017
After teasing it for months, Imagine Dragons finally revealed details about a new album and tour! Called Evolve, their new album will be out around June 23rd, but you can pre-order it now and get a new songs instantly here. Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, and K. Flay will play a 91X show in San Diego on September [...]
May 9, 2017
Before we let The 1975 kill us softly with their intensely beautiful recent X-Session, I chatted with Matty about all kinds of things: their tour, writing new music, and their "CRAZY passionate" fans. Check it out!
May 8, 2017
As a huge fan of the original Blade Runner film, I am counting down the days until Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6th. SO STOKED they just released a new trailer that gives us a good taste of what's to come!
May 5, 2017
Because, you know, FLORIDA: