Category: New Music

January 23, 2021

Goat Girl Channels Lush

Back in the 90s we saw a host of innovative bands that didn’t quite fit the prevailing genres. What genre is Smashing Pumpkins anyway? Alt Rock? What does that even mean? One of my favorites at the time was the band Lush. Often confused with Dream Pop and Shoegazer because of their textured sounds, Lush really didn’t fit either. Their music did have that layered […]

January 21, 2021

S1E1: The Legacy of Kate Bush

This, the first, episode of the podcast Tunes Past to Present explores the legacy of Kate Bush as expressed in today’s music especially two modern artists with similar musical tendencies and style. There are a lot of ways to describe Kate Bush — quirky, campy, experimental, artistic, and poetic — but ultimately, she represented a strain in rock music that tried to be more than […]

January 7, 2021

Tunes Past to Present Introduction

Next month will see the launch of Tunes Past to Present. Tunes Past to Present is a podcast where I explore new music through the lens of the music of my youth, predominantly rock, dance, and punk. Let’s face it. As you head into your mid-forties and beyond, it can be difficult to find new music that suits your tastes. You might listen to the […]