Radkey: No Rules Punk

A synergy born of shared experience binds the three Radke brothers. They make music with a driving punk force and delicately laid-out instrumental groundwork. Often, Death or Bad Brains come to mind, but the Radke brothers and their band, Radkey, live entirely within their own sphere.  It’s true the St. Joseph, Missouri, natives share a … Continued

Sound Revivals

Legendary musicians are stepping back into the limelight, older rock songs are scoring big streaming numbers and sales of tangible music formats are booming: The music industry is never short of comebacks REWIND Digital downloads and music streaming took flight in the early 2010s, leaving CDs, cassettes and vinyl collections to gather dust in grandma’s … Continued

Kurt Vile Lets His Guitars Do The Talking

The Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin were awesome—but rock lives on. Why not break out of the classic rock cocoon and give new music a chance? Rockhound is here to help. Think of it as a bridge from 1967 to today and beyond.

“Best New SXSW Artist” —The Rockhound

South By Southwest returned in March after two years without an in-person conference. The event featured a handful of notable acts—the most memorable being indie-rock sensation Wet Leg. Post-punk minimalism mixed with puckish lyrical innuendo: It’s Wet Leg. The breakout British indie-rock duo grew out of the 10+ year friendship of Rhian Teasdale and Hester … Continued

Rock Returns to Rockville

For the past two years, almost everyone in the music industry has been wondering if and when live shows would return to normal. Now, they’re back, including music festivals like Danny Wimmer Presents’ Welcome to Rockville. Beyond headliners like KISS, Guns N’ Roses and Jane’s Addiction, the May 19-22 festival at Daytona International Speedway features … Continued

Music’s Memorable Moments

A look at some musical escapades that left an indelible mark Even when musicians travel a long and winding road to fame, it can seem like recognition strikes suddenly. One moment they’re unknown, and the next they’re famous. Music’s most memorable moments have etched more than a few names into the collective psyche almost overnight. … Continued

The Jeen-yuhs of Hype

Kanye West made his name in rap 20 years ago. Since then, he’s become a mogul who influences fashion, politics and pop culture.  What star can sell out a stadium when tickets start at around $200 and all he’s going to do is show up two hours late and head bop to a recording of … Continued

The Rock is on a Roll

A multi-faceted entertainer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has reached the pinnacle of media influence. After an abortive attempt at a career in Canadian professional football, he remade himself as a celebrity pro wrestler in America. Then he left the ring, taking his star power to Hollywood and landing roles in The Fast and the Furious, … Continued

Rock Redux for Millennials

An abrupt Instagram announcement of the When We Were Young music festival sparked a social media frenzy. Despite skepticism, it’s one of the most hyped events of the upcoming season. Smoke fills the air from cigarettes clenched between fingers adorned with chipped black nail polish as punks throw each other around a mosh pit. They’re … Continued