Rock of Ages: 2013 in Rock Music

Rock of Ages: 2013 in Rock Music

“If life is but a dream, then wake me up.” Like the song “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”, from Queens of the Stone Age’s GRAMMY-nominated …Like Clockwork, December is the time when we start reflecting on the year. Was this a good one? A bad one? So-so? Rock music’s still in a rocky period; we may […]

Read More
 Fertile Green: High on Fire, Kvelertak @ the El Rey, 12/12/13

Fertile Green: High on Fire, Kvelertak @ the El Rey, 12/12/13

It was a cold December day, and I was standing on a step at the corner of the El Rey’s stage. As the sand in the hourglass of the year 2013 trickles through, I stood there reflecting on the year. I woke up at the beginning of ’13 so burned out- writing about 100 shows […]

Read More
 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Nominations

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Nominations

I have never lost my appetite for new music as I’ve gotten older; my tastes may have sharpened, altered, and gone underground at times, but I have never veered far from the first rock records I coerced my mom into buying me. Every year for the past 5 years, I have analyzed how the GRAMMY […]

Read More