Pinegrove’s poetic reckoning

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? The Rockhound is here to help. Think of it as a bridge from 1967 to today and beyond.

Rockhound Picks the Grammys

The creation and consumption of music have changed profoundly. So many artists are competing for attention that the average listener may know the names of only a fraction of them and would have trouble naming morethan a few of their songs. So, do award nominations mean much in this new age of music? Maybe not … Continued

Rockin’ the Occult

A look at rock ‘n’ rollers’ infatuation with the supernatural   Rock ‘n’ roll often embodies the paranormal. In the late 1960s, bands like Coven and Black Widow helped create a subgenre called occult rock that incorporated elements of hard rock, proto-metal, psychedelic rock, progressive rock and blues. The most notable example was Iron Butterfly’s … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

New and not-so-new books that captured our attention this month Far too often, book reviews drive away readers. But reviews present just one stranger’s view, and taking them to heart leaves great books undiscovered. The Luckbox Bookshelf offers profiles instead of reviews. Don’t look to these pages for opinions. Think of Bookshelf as a place … Continued

Top 5 Rock Albums of 2021

Rock album of the year Hot Sass by Liz Cooper  Liz Cooper combines deeply personal lyrics with a strong punk attitude, owning up to her own baggage on her latest album Hot Sass. After an extensive touring run for her first studio album Window Flowers under the band name Liz Cooper & the Stampede in … Continued

Take Time with Courtney Barnett

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.

Rockhound Radio: Bleachers

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.

Ty Segall Channels Jimmy Page

The psychedelic-rock artist reimagines a ’70s-esque, soft-rock sound with guitar-driven songs. 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.  Since … Continued

Spotify Knows More About You Than Your Taste in Music

From your most-played songs to your search results in the middle of the night, the music streaming platform knows every action you take within the app It’s no secret that the internet created a world where digital “privacy” is practically extinct. Streaming services monitor users’ interests, habits and even the mood they’re in on a … Continued