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Behind the music – TEKE :: TEKE

Montreal-based seven-piece Japanese psych rock band TEKE::TEKE will play Ireland for the first time this week. We asked them the BIG questions. . . They play The Grand Social, Dublin on September 8, Clonakilty Guitar Festival,…

Randy Bachman finds long-lost guitar

Almost 50 years ago, Randy Bachman's Gretsch guitar – on which he wrote “American Woman” and other hits – was stolen from a Toronto hotel. Decades later, the instrument was returned to him by a Japanese musician who bought it from a store…

A real “Get Lucky” mariachi party

If that last wedding party scene in HBO Max "Father of the Bride" sounds like an epic all-night party, that's because it really was.With a mariachi and a salsa group combining forces and cultures for a jamming version of The Daft Punks “Get…

Why they stay and never left

Although the Sex Pistols are often credited with popularizing punk rock in the 70s, when the dust settled on this era of rebellious music, another group of British punk rockers have been called "the only band that counted": the Clash.Since…

This Week in Pop – April 21, 2022

Welcome to This Week in Pop. This week, Wet Leg debuts at No. 1 on the albums chart, while Jack Harlow's new single reaches No. 1. Short Stack's new album cracks the top ten. Chartifacts for this week's album #1: Wet leg 'Wet leg' -…

Top 20 Modern Rock Singers

Jeff Rosenstock (Photo: Scott Legato/Getty), Pierce Jordan of Soul Glo (Photo: Christopher Postlewaite), Annie Clark (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty), Eva Hendricks of Charly Bliss (Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty)Picture: Natalie PeeplesThere are a lot!-->!-->…

Spice – “Recovery”

A few years ago, Ross Farrar, lead singer of the ever-evolving California punk band Ceremony, started a new band called Spice. Spice also includes ceremonial drummer Jake Casarotti, as well as members of Creative Adult and Sabertooth…

How did Blink-182 get its name?

Rarely do legends receive full honors in their lifetime. Yet few music lovers are surprised to hear Blink-182 called a revolutionary pop-punk band. They helped make rock what it is today through the music they created in the 90s…