Former Bronski Beat keyboardist Larry Steinbachek Dies of Cancer
Jan14

Former Bronski Beat keyboardist Larry Steinbachek Dies of Cancer

Larry Steinbachek, who played keyboard for the 1980s synthpop tiro Bronski Beat passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56. Steinbachek was one of the founders of the group along with partners Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski. They were never a major mainstream act, but had a following and charted with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. The group also had a minor hit with its cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love which it...

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Nada Surf Has a New Live Album: Peaceful Ghosts
Nov28

Nada Surf Has a New Live Album: Peaceful Ghosts

Nada Surf is the rare band that had a major hit that did not define it. The band might be known to some for its MTV Hit “Popular,” but the group has a dedicated fanbase which has kept it thriving, albeit on the edge of the mainstream. Now, following the release of its album You Know Who You Are earlier this year, New Nada Surf has a new live album ‘Peaceful Ghosts (Live with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg). Peaceful...

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R.E.M. Re-Releases ‘Out of Time” for 25th Anniversary
Nov27

R.E.M. Re-Releases ‘Out of Time” for 25th Anniversary

Before Out of Time R.E.M. had a large following, but it was not the biggest rock band in the world. With its release, and specifically the single “Losing My Religion” the group soared to a level of mainstream success it had never previously approached. Now, 25 years later, the group has reissues the album which helped break alternative music into the American mainstream and turned R.E.M. into a worldwide phenomenon....

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Replacements’ Tommy Stinson Brings Back Bash & Pop
Nov26

Replacements’ Tommy Stinson Brings Back Bash & Pop

After The Replacements broke up everyone who loved the group expected Paul Westerberg to continue putting out great music and he did not disappoint. What people did not expect  was that Tommy Stinson would go onto record a gem of an album, but that’s exactly what he did with Bash & Pop’s Friday Night is Killing Me. At the time it came out label politics, timing, and many of the things that hurt The Replacements...

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80s/90s Alt-Rockers Buffalo Tom Making a New Album
Nov23

80s/90s Alt-Rockers Buffalo Tom Making a New Album

While Buffalo Tom had its biggest successes in the 1990s, the band was born at the University of Massachusetts in the 1980s. The group — Chris Colbourn (bass/vocals), Tom Maginnis (drums), and Bill Janovitz (guitar/vocals) — reached its commercial peak in the 90s with Let Me Come Over, followed by Big Red Letter Day, and Sleepy Eyed. After 1998’s Smitten the group mostly stopped being an active band, though it never...

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