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.
Patti Smith Group: Easter Album Review | Pitchfork
Easter embraces and rebukes rock’n’roll. It’s a love letter and a break-up letter all in one, the album that brought Patti Smith fame, the rebirth of her career, and her most controversial song.
Chris Cornell’s Greatest Vocal Performances
Chris Cornell, who died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 52, had a voice bigger than any one band.
The Rolling Stones’ Shameless Self-Mythologizing: Coming Soon to a Museum Near You | Pitchfork
Mick, Keef, and co. throw themselves a massive exhibit that reaffirms their view of the Stones’ legacy, mirroring flaws they’ve had with overt commerciality in the past.
Mike Watt: “ring spiel” tour '95 Album Review | Pitchfork
This live album captures one night in the unlikely, alt-rock-superstar-laden tour behind Minutemen legend Mike Watt's first solo album, featuring Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and more.