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Holiday Gift Guide: Sammy's Beach Bar Platinum Rum and Beach Bar Cocktails, KURU Footwear, More
Have someone on your gift list who suffers from heel pain, or who wants to build up their muscles? Maybe a cannabis fan, a rum drinker or someone who could use a mini humidifier? Then read on!

Holiday Gift Guide: Vinyl Edition - The Kinks, Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, more
Here are some exciting gift ideas for the vinyl fan on your list! New releases featuring The Kinks, The Allman Brothers, The Cranberries, Rory Gallagher, Gram Parsons, John Lee Hooker and The Three O'Clock.

Caught In The Act: KISS Farewell at the Allstate Arena
The iconic rock band KISS brought their "End of the Road" tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on November 27, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide: Concert Tickets
The live music lover on your gift list will be thrilled to receive concert tickets this holiday season. Here are our selections for some exciting shows coming in 2024 to venues across the nation

Everclear - Live at The Whisky a Go Go
Everclear recorded their show at famed West Hollywood venue The Whisky a Go Go during their 2022 30th anniversary tour and here's the entire 15-song set along with two new studio tracks

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Reads Edition - AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Beatles, More
For the music lover on your holiday gift list, check out our recommended books about AC/DC, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead along with rocking activity books from Fantoons and a collection of indie rock photos from Piper Ferguson

Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack
Showtime's hit show "Yellowjackets" is a very dark drama so it's no surprise that the music that's attached to the show generally lives on the dark side as well.

Lee Oskar - She Said Mahalo
Here's a very nice instrumental set from famed harmonica player Lee Oskar, whose playing became familiar to millions when he was a member of War

Rock Reads: Iron Maiden
The fertile minds at Fantoons Animation Studios have turned loose two fun Iron Maiden collectible books, one a coloring book and the other a seek-and-find puzzle book.

Road Trip: Crystal Vision: A Visit to Eswatini's Ngwenya Glass
The African nation of Eswatini, formerly-known as Swaziland, is a small country but it is huge when it comes to ways to have fun.

Root 66: Joyann Parker- Tom Heyman- Austin Gilliam- Jeshua Marshall
More exciting roots music releases from Joyann Parker, Tom Heyman, Austin Gilliam and Jeshua Marshall.

On The Record: Linda Ronstadt- Tim Easton- Jackie DeShannon
This time out our spotlight on vinyl spins Linda Ronstadt's first Spanish language album, two reissues from Tim Easton and an early work from Jackie DeShannon.

Live: Andy Summers Rocks Phoenix
After taking a couple of weeks off, Andy Summers, the former guitarist for The Police, resumed his The Cracked Lens + A Missing String tour in the music theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Foghat - Sonic Mojo
Foghat's sound has progressed a great ways since the days of "Slow Ride," Sonic Mojo is a satisfying set from this long-running and beloved band.

Heavenly Cream: An Acoustic Tribute to Cream
These songs meant and continue to mean so much to so many and these interpretations will surely please the truest of Cream fans.

Dokken - Heaven Comes Down
Here's the lucky 13th studio album from beloved band Dokken. And the guys must have been carrying their good luck charms when they hit the studio as they've delivered a very strong effort here

5 Star: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds
A new Rolling Stones record is always a major event and this one is a biggie. Hackney Diamonds will undoubtedly stand as one of the band's best. World's greatest rock 'n' roll band? Yeah buddy.

Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe Vol. 2
As fans have come to expect, Bonamassa's singing and playing is superb throughout and his crack band is right on the money as they delve into a satisfying set that honors Joe's blues roots.

KK's Priest - The Sinner Rides Again
Two journeymen of heavy metal --- guitarist K.K. Downing and singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, both former members of Judas Priest --- team up here for a satisfying album of classic metal

Caught In The Act: The Darkness Rock Chicago
The Darkness at The Vic Theatre on October 13, 2023, was an unforgettable night that will resonate in the hearts of Chicago's rock fans for years to come. Long live The Darkness!

Red Reign - Don't Look Back
Having released an EP in 2021, this is Red Reign's first full-length album and fans get a better idea here what the band is all about.

Road Trip: Mountains of Fun Await in Smyth County, Virginia
Smyth County is also the place to find lots of off-trail fun, with there being something to do to suit all sorts.

Caught In The Act: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live in New Buffalo, MI
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band perform on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at the Silver Creek Event Center At Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI

Live: Depeche Mode Rock Orlando
Depeche Mode arrived in Orlando on the third leg of their tour in support of Memento Mori

Box Sets: The Darkness - Permission to Land...Again
This set is truly a godsend for fans of The Darkness and it will undoubtedly make many new fans as well. Permission to land? Granted!

Firefall - Friends & Family
Firefall, with five decades under their belt, have put together here a fine and generous (13 cuts) selection of covers that were originally done by friends of theirs and primarily released in the 1970s

On The Record: Vandals- The Abbey
Our spotlight on new vinyl releases listens to new metal from The Abbey and a 25th anniversary pressing of a great Vandals album.

Classics: U2's Zooropa (30 years)
What was going to be a stopgap EP released in the middle of touring became a full blown album, recorded in hotel rooms and tour buses.

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Blue Oyster Cult
Oh no! Godzilla loose in Celebrity Theatre! No damage was done to the beloved theater in-the-round or its revolving stage

Classics: Dio's Holy Diver (40 years)
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Holy Diver - a landmark record for Dio standing on his own without an already well known band, and the burgeoning early 1980s commercial success of heavy metal.

Caught In The Act: Greta Van Fleet Rock Rosemont
Rob Grabowski caught Greta Van Fleet In The Act during show at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Check out Rob's great photos!

Brian Setzer - The Devil Always Collects
The Devil Always Collects is indeed one helluva record.

Classics: Alice Cooper Band's Billion Dollar Babies (50 years)
Alice Cooper was a band in the spotlight and ready for what would be their commercial and critical peak - Billion Dollar Babies.

Caught In The Act: Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille Live
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille In The Act during show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Friday, September 1st

Caught In The Act: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. Check out Rob's photos and Tom's review!

Caught In The Act: Ghost and Amon Amarth Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski caught Ghost In The Act during show at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. Check out Rob's photos and Diane Tragos' review!