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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; 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,, & Facebook.

Music Review: Sonic Disorder – ‘Human Kind’


Armed with a new singer, Boston hard rock band Sonic Disorder brings the usual heavy goods along with some new sounds to their long-awaited new and second album. Read More »

Music Review: Cocteau Twins – ‘Echoes in a Shallow Bay’/’Tiny Dynamine’ EPs and ‘The Pink Opaque’ [2015 Vinyl Reissues]

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (2015 Vinyl Reissue)

4AD's remasters of the legendary Scottish shoegazer/dream pop pioneers' two 1985 EPs and long out of print 1986 compilation on 180 gram vinyl are each a "treasure" to behold. Read More »

Music Review: Judas Priest – ‘Defenders of the Faith’ [Special 30th Anniversary Edition]

Defenders of the Faith - 30th Anniversary Edition

'Defenders of the Faith' was, in essence, a love letter to Judas Priest's legions of fans around the world. Over 30 years later, it remains one of their heaviest and best albums. Read More »

Charlie Doherty’s Top 30 Releases of 2014 (Starring Judas Priest, Ryan Adams, Run the Jewels, Smashing Pumpkins, Sun Kil Moon, and More)

Run the Jewels

I'm sure that you'll agree with me that this past year wasn't the greatest year in music history but it was a very damn satisfying one. Read More »

Inside The Media’s Absurd Coverage of Deflategate and How the NFL Is to Blame for It

The vilification of the New England Patriots over the weight of a football needs to stop - now. Read More »

Charlie Doherty’s Top Tunes of 2014

The Voyager

This year's list includes a healthy mix of electronic pop, indie rock, punk, acoustic, and metal tunes. Read More »

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

Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments to an Elegy

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

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

Torche - Restarter

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’

Ryan Adams - Self-Titled (2014 CD)

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]

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

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 »