And then there was that moment…

When you heard it. Was it on the radio? Or in the middle of a mix tape? An album? A CD? Did you buy it yourself or borrow it from a friend? After you heard it, did you go out and get yourself a guitar or eyeliner or a preacher’s hat? Did you stick a... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music – Shovels & Rope

O' Be Joyful! isn't just the name of Shovels & Rope's latest album, it's also how I feel when I listen to their earthy, raucous rock-n-roll. They're a two-piece combo consisting of Michael Trent from Texas and Cary Ann Hearst from Tennessee. They don't like labeling their music, but if you had to describe it... Continue Reading →

Who Took the Danger Out of Rock-n-Roll?

ATTENTION MILLENNIAL GIRLS EVERYWHERE: Never fear, therockmom is here! To advise, to educate and of course, to embarrass you, as most moms are want to do. (Do what you’re good at, I say.) Yes, I know you’re sinking under a mountain of college debt. Yes, I know it’s tough to get a job or even... Continue Reading →

Love, Italian style

Spring is bursting with new music and I’m like a kid in a candy store (make that HMV) these days, indulging in all these great tunes. Top of my list is a record that actually isn’t out yet, but one I’ve been enjoying via NPR’s First Listen: Album Previews. It’s called Rome and it’s a... Continue Reading →

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