Makin Waves with Solace

When I was a young upstart in the New Jersey music scene during the alternative rock boom of the late eighties/mid-nineties, four bands rattled my spine a bit more than most others: Monster Magnet, Nudeswirl, ...

Nada Surf—Never Not Together

The casual fan would know them by their nineties hit “Popular,” but there’s proof that backs the claim of Nada Surf not being a one-hit wonder. Guitarist and vocalist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca, and dr...

Bob Mould—Keeping It Simple

Bob Mould has a knack for writing songs that make the listener feel something. It could be something angsty as hell from the stuff he did as part of Husker Du during the eighties or his band Sugar during the n...