Marc Edelstein

An Ivy League education, two decades roaming corporate IT departments – and now Marc makes his living chasing drug addicts for rent money. But through it all, there was music.
Cicadastone’s ‘Future Echoes’ Is Grunge’s Rip-Roaring Last Stand

Cicadastone’s ‘Future Echoes’ Is Grunge’s Rip-Roaring Last Stand

Cicadastone’s Future Echoes is a gleeful, rip-roaring, endlessly entertaining beat-down of everything sensitive or delicate in our homogenized society.

Snow Blinded: My 15 Favorite Styx Songs

Snow Blinded: My 15 Favorite Styx Songs

Progressive rock, arena rock, romantic ballads: Styx’s catalog presents an enviable chain of success, one that still yields surprises 50 years later.

Disorientations ‘Echo’ Chameleons and Bunnymen Post-Punk

Disorientations ‘Echo’ Chameleons and Bunnymen Post-Punk

Antwerp Belgium’s Disorientations completely revamp their “Chameleons/Echo and the Bunnymen” post-punk sound on this impressive sophomore effort.

Sunday League Resurrect Competent Britpop

Sunday League Resurrect Competent Britpop

Neo-Britpoppers Sunday League bring baroque rock muscle, energetic walls of sound, plus enough British pub swagger to nick your pint right off the bar.

Hit the Road: 10 Fresh Driving Songs

Hit the Road: 10 Fresh Driving Songs

Does your cruising playlist sound a bit hoary these days? Here are ten fresh driving songs, rocking highway anthems to get your motor running.

Get Hooked: 15 Classic Songs About Addiction

Get Hooked: 15 Classic Songs About Addiction

Great artists suffer, so we don’t have to! Rather than face such personal demons ourselves, we list 15 classic songs about addiction for the morning after.

Five of 1999’s Best Guitar Rock Albums

Five of 1999’s Best Guitar Rock Albums

In a rare confluence of creativity, five exceptional records helped shape 1999 and yielded some of the most enduring guitar rock of the past 25 years.

Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh Goes Solo in Beatlesque Pop Fashion

Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh Goes Solo in Beatlesque Pop Fashion

Pugwash mastermind Thomas Walsh excels at Beatlesque power pop, sounding like a cross between ELO and baroque-era Trash Can Sinatras.

A Fanatic’s 10 Best Supertramp Songs

A Fanatic’s 10 Best Supertramp Songs

During their heyday, Supertramp created a run of progressive-pop albums so intricate and irresistibly catchy, as to redefine what AOR radio could sound like.

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

Forget “Monster Mash”! These ten memorable campfire frightfests should deliver a solid foundation for your scary-yet-sophisticated Halloween.

Little Realities: Flat Mary Road’s Power Pop Breakthrough

Little Realities: Flat Mary Road’s Power Pop Breakthrough

Flat Mary Road break through with Little Realities and deliver jangly, hook-laden power-pop with a touch of Harry Chapin thrown in for good measure.

10 Underrated Rock Singers

10 Underrated Rock Singers

Too many bands feature rock singers that merely get the job done and not much else. Here we list ten unheralded vocalists who caught our ear and stayed there.