Best Of Rock in 2013

2013 was a depressing year for pop music. It was also not an amazing year for new bands, instead bringing a rich selection of great works by reliable rock music heroes like Mike Patton, Gary Numan and DeVo…hardly new blood. Meanwhile Justin Bieber announced he was retiring. What a lightweight. The goddamn Rolling Stones are still touring. With Jeff Beck. … Continue reading

An Homage to the Women of Rock

I have been meaning for a long time to pay tribute to the rock’n’roll mamas, those who are not content to be eye-candy, humming backing vocals in the background. This is a homage to the Women of Rock. You can listen to a Spotify playlist of these bands here. Aretha Franklin Originally a gospel singer, she became The Queen of … Continue reading

Best of rock in 2012

You can find the Spotify playlist for this article here :   Foster the People – Call It What You Want I started 2012 with a road trip through California, and this song was always playing in the car. I love it for the same reason I’ve always loved OK Go’s first album: it’s what pop rock should be, with … Continue reading

Galactic – “Ha Di Ka” : a New Orleans funk remix

Peter Karcher’s Submission in Galactic – “Ha Di Ka” Remix Contest. Here is my entry to a remix contest of a really funky, groovy, funkin’ song by New Orleans band Galactic. Please take a minute to have a listen and leave a comment. Having lived many years in the Caribbean I immediately fell in love with the carnival vibe of … Continue reading