I dig music.

My main beat is classic rock / punk / new wave / 60s-90s. I've written books on Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and travel, as well as two novels. caryn dot rose at gmail.

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Brooklyn Magazine

Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Living Through The Ramones Exhibit

I am a relic, standing in front of a reliquary.

The leather jackets are the hardest to face, hanging there like empty husks.

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Brooklyn Magazine

Iggy Pop’s Homecoming

I saw Iggy play a show in '86 and the toughest kid's face lit up the first time they got to see Iggy fucking Pop sing "Lust For Life" in the same room.

National Public Radio

Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

The two musicians both emerged in the 1970s and hit simultaneous critical and commercial peaks a decade later. At a show in Brooklyn on Saturday, The E Street Band covered "Purple Rain."

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: The live show triumph we’ve been waiting all season to see

The season one finale finally nails what it feels like to be present at a legendary concert in the making

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Patti Smith, more Magic Tramps and Springsteen, who’s “like an approachable Dylan”

On the ninth episode of HBO's series about the '70s music scene, ACR considers swiping the Boss from Columbia

lntv.com

Inside New York's Two Star-Studded David Bowie Tribute Concerts

Michael Dorf's benefit show was a weekend-long celebration of all things Bowie.

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Blink and you’ll miss Bruce Springsteen

On episode 8 of HBO's drama about the '70s music scene, we find John Lennon and learn some facts about The Stooges

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Elvis enters the building, and “the king of rock and roll is singing about lettuce”

In episode 7 of HBO's '70s music scene drama, Richie and Zak head to Vegas to woo the king

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: This is why David Bowie cover bands ...

Episode 6 brings us "Suffragette City," Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol gets knocked out

A.V. Club

The Afghan Whigs explore darkness and depression in Black Love ...

The Afghan Whigs explore darkness and depression in...

Salon

Your new Replacements bible: “Trouble Boys” tells the truth about the Replacements — if you can handle it - Salon.com

The new biography, "Trouble Boys," is an unflinching, uncompromising look at the band and the legend

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: The New York Dolls & Lou Reed take the stage, and Pink Floyd abandons the cardinal rule of album cover art - Salon.com

In Episode 5 of HBO's '70s music miniseries, we get to hear Big Star's "Thirteen" -- but it feels all wrong

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Getting Sly & the Family Stone all wrong — at the expense of the band’s women - Salon.com

The HBO show about the music industry in the '70s gets small details right, but drops the ball on major players

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Did you spot Joey Ramone on last night’s episode?

Episode 3 of HBO's '70s rock love letter features a solid Alice Cooper and a "nutter in a figure skating costume"

Salon

Behind the music on “Vinyl”: There are Strokes cover bands that sound more like Lou Reed than this

The 2nd episode of HBO's new drama about the music industry in '73 has both brilliant and embarassing music moments