What Happened on September 7th

Music History
September 7th, 2023

On Sept 7, 1985, David Bowie and Mick Jagger were No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ The song...

Steve Harwell, of Smashmouth, performing in Las Vegas 6/30/10, taken by Porkrind, Wikipedia author

Remembering the Legacy of Steve Harwell: Lead Singer of Smash Mouth

Alternative News Pop Rock
September 4th, 2023

In Memoriam of Steve Harwell (Jan 9, 1967 – Sept 4, 2023) Los Angeles, CA – The music industry and fans around the world are reeling from the news...

The War On Drugs' 20 Greatest Songs

Rough Trade Records
September 2nd, 2023

“Do you ever hear a song the same way twice? The War On Drugs’ sprawling canon has me asking myself this a heck of a lot.” Words by Emily...

Ranked: Big Thief's Greatest Albums

Rough Trade Records
September 2nd, 2023

“In a time where everything is so curated and marketed, Big Thief feel like the antithesis.” There are endless words and superlatives that can be used to describe the...

Debut and Done: Best One-Album Wonders

Rough Trade Records
August 26th, 2023

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Lauryn Hill, Wu Lyf, Sex Pistols, Jeff Buckley and many more. Some of the greatest, most revered artists in music...

What Happened on August 24th

Music History Rock
August 24th, 2023

On August 24, 1975, Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studios. Mercury, May, and Taylor sang their parts for 10-12 hours a day over a three-week period, resulting...

Recounting: Bunny by Willie J Healey

Rough Trade Records
August 23rd, 2023

“I always find that stuff kinda mind-blowing. It’s just cool that people like Florence and Arctic Monkeys love music enough to listen to a much smaller artist like me...

On The Rise: Zooey Celeste

Rough Trade Records
August 23rd, 2023

Brooklyn via Sunset Beach and the power of transformation that knows no bounds. Brand new ATO Records signee Zooey Celeste heralds from sunny South CA and began writing songs...

A Rough Guide To: Vinyl Cleaning, Restoration and Storage

Rough Trade Records
August 21st, 2023

Part of any record collector’s routine involves maintaining and restoring old vinyl. Over time, vinyl material can wear and tear, leading to the loss of records that may have...

In Profile: Music Merchandise

Rough Trade Records
August 19th, 2023

“Unearthing the past to progress culture forward. This was a quote from a recent interview which really struck a chord with me so I wrote it down and have...

What Happened on August 17th

Music History Punk Rock
August 17th, 2023

On August 17th, 1969, the final day of Woodstock closed out with sets from artists like Jimi Hendrix. The three-day festival hosted more than 400,000 attendees, and featured 32...

Shoplifting with Margaret Glaspy

Rough Trade Records
August 16th, 2023

Just a week away from her in-store performance Margaret Glaspy catches up with us for a little shoplifting. The third full-length from Margaret Glaspy, Echo The Diamond emerged from...