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Copy editor/content writer for Penn Multimedia; print/web journalist/freelancer, formerly for Boston Examiner, EMSI, Demand Media, Brookline TAB, Suite 101 and Helium.com; co-head sports editor & asst. music editor at Blogcritics Magazine; Media Nation independent newspaper staff writer, printed/published by the Boston Globe at 2004 DNC (Boston, MA); Featured in Guitar World May 2014. See me on twitter.com/chucko33, myspace.com/charlied, & Facebook.

Music Review: The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Monuments to an Elegy’

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The newest Smashing Pumpkins record is a winner, simply put. Read More »

New Torche Album ‘Restarter’ Set for Release in February 2015

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Fans will have to wait until February 24 for Torche's fourth LP to drop but the band is putting together more tour dates, starting in December/January with the hard rock titans, Clutch! Read More »

Music Review: Ryan Adams – ‘Ryan Adams’

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Ryan Adams' long-awaited follow-up to 'Ashes & Fire' features one of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, but more importantly, it's got catchy pop rock gems that the likes of Petty and Paul Westerberg fans may dig. Read More »

Music Review: Judas Priest – ‘Redeemer of Souls’ [Deluxe Edition]

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Judas Priest's 17th album is not only a welcomed return to classic Priest metal form, it's their best album in over 30 years. Read More »

Music Review: Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition’ [3-CD Set]

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This newly updated and expanded version of Oasis's first and best album is full of goodies but is only essential for completists and those who missed out on this greatness 20 years ago. Read More »

Music Review: Billy Bragg – ‘Live at the Union Chapel’ [CD+DVD]

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This over two-and-a-half-hour performance demonstrates Bragg's top-notch talent as well as the fact that over 30 years of writing songs about love and politics hasn't slowed his passion or creativity one iota. Read More »

Charlie Doherty’s Favorite 30 Songs of 2013

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This year's list is an eclectic mix of metal (Black Sabbath), funky R&B (Janelle Monae), pop rock, hip-hop (Kevin Gates), folk rock gems (KT Tunstall), and a whole lot more. Read More »

Charlie Doherty’s 20 Favorite Releases of 2013

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My favorites include everything from studio releases by Clutch, NIN, and Run The Jewels, to a reissued gem from early American metal band Dust. One of them is my absolute favorite of 2013. Read More »

Stream New Mogwai Album ‘Rave Tapes’ on SoundCloud

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The Scottish instrumental rock legends are set to release their eighth studio album next Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Read More »

Supersuckers to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with New Album, ‘Get the Hell’

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The self-proclaimed "greatest" rock band in the world is gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album on January 14, 2014 Read More »