A longtime music journalist, whose work has appeared in/on MTV Hive, Thrillist, American Songwriter, Paste, the Hartford Courant, and the Food Network.
Minor Alps, Major Chops: Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf Discuss Their New ‘Soft Goth’ Band
“The music world is really small, and you kind of meet everyone eventually,” says Juliana Hatfield of her various run-ins with Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws throughout the years, which led to the founding of their own band, Minor Alps.
10 Most Sexist Rolling Stones Songs
Yes, you read that right. Not "sexy," but "sexist." The Rolling Stones have never been shy about their sexuality -- many of their best-known songs positively drip with lust -- and on numerous occasions, they've let their alpha-male tendencies get the better of them and come off sounding completely misogynistic. What followers are 10 of the most egregious examples of Mick, Keef and the gang crossing the lines of decency.
10 Phil Collins Songs That Secretly Rule
People who deny the existence of Phil Power are just kidding themselves.
10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs
So you’re a big fan of the Beatles, and you think every single one of their songs is amazing -- no need to rate 'em. No argument here, but some Beatles song just don’t get as much as love as others.
10 Druggiest Pink Floyd Songs
Pink Floyd have ruled the mind-bending psychedelic drug-rock movement since the ’60s, though some fans might argue the band got way less druggy when one-time leader Syd Barrett, the Acid King himself, took his leave in 1968.
12 Years Ago: The Strokes’ ‘Is This It’ Album Released
The Strokes' ‘Is This It’ is one of the most important releases of the past 20 years. And in true rock 'n' roll fashion, it arrived a little late.
Palma Violets Discuss Summer Festivals, the Breeders, Twerking + More
Punky garage rockers Palma Violets are one of Britain’s biggest buzz bands of late -- the most talked about since the Arctic Monkeys or the xx, for sure.
13 Years Ago: Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ Album Released
On the first day, there was ‘Pablo Honey,’ and fans of Ocean Colour Scene rejoiced. On the second and third, there was ‘The Bends,’ and followers anew appeared -- some that liked Oasis, some that liked Blur. On the fourth, fifth and sixth days, there was ‘OK Computer,’ and the rock critics swooned. And on the seventh day, a robot alien invader landed on earth and gifted us with ‘Kid A.’ At least t
10 Best Who Songs
The Who, like British Invasion contemporaries the Rolling Stones, had no problem writing songs that referred explicitly to sex, booze and drugs, much to the dismay of square parents.
10 Heaviest Beatles Songs
The Beatles were the kings of changing styles. They could seamlessly switch from upbeat pop (‘Day Tripper’) to Flamenco (‘And I Love Her’) to mellow acoustic folk (‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’) in the span of a single album, and while they're not exactly known as a loud and hard rock band, they could also get pretty heavy.