Author: Nick

  • Album Review: High Tech Low Life by Buddha Sentenza

    We cover a lot of sub-genres of psychedelic music here at The Third Eye, from your standard definition of the genre to every imaginable variation of it, we always have you covered when it comes to psychedelic jams. With that in mind, we are pleased to bring you to Germany today as we discuss the […]

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Spotify for Bands and Musicians

    I know it has been talked to death, but I want to talk about Spotify and what I feel is their unfair business practices. I (Tom) will confess to having used it in the past, albeit not for very long, but I never felt good about using it due to their meager payout rates. Today […]

  • Album Review: Scavenger by CCQUEEN

    CCQUEEN is a progressive and alternative rock band from Bordeaux, France, that formed in 2015. Its members, multifaceted musicians, offer a sound that is both heavy and airy. In their first EP, “Nancy,” poetry and emotion meet to create a unique, complex, and psychedelic musical universe where intense and obsessive dreams seem to come to […]

  • Album Review: Demos from the Den: Vols I and II by Wolf Lingo

    Wolf Lingo comes to us from the Mile High City, or Denver, Colorado, for those who don’t know it by its nickname. The band describes themselves as … “A heavy groove rock trio assembled along the front range of Colorado. Bassist Graham Rausch, Guitarist/Vocalist Kyle Shupp, and Drummer Linton Wright bring an eclectic mix of […]

  • Bandcamp of the Day: Unseen by SLIFT

    Running this psych-rock blog has introduced me to a ton of great music lately. Tom’s reviews always find hidden gems I hadn’t heard of that I soon put on heavy rotation. But occasionally, I hear a band that encapsulates so many things I like about psych music that it sticks with me. This is how […]

  • Album Review: Geomancy by Owl

    There’s a band from Oakland, California that goes by the name of Owl, and they play 70s-inspired music that pulls influences from the NWOBHM, psychedelic music, stoner, rock, and even some prog. This coming February 17th will see Owl release Geomancy, and it will be our main topic for discussion today. According to the History […]

  • Album Review: At the Institute of Mentalphysics by Betty Benedeadly & Braden Guess

    Here’s a fact that you may have overlooked but one that I most certainly did not; Brad Frye and his Desert Records label put out some of the coolest music in the underground desert rock scene. Whether it’s his outstanding Legends of the Desert series, Cortége, Book of Wyrms, or my favorite artist on the […]

  • Album Review: Is This Soup? by Daze Ago

    I’ve said it many times, but New York State is packed with an astounding array of incredible bands, including artists from many genres. Today we find ourselves talking about a band from the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area named Daze Ago, whose 4-track EP will be released on February 10th, 2023. About Is This Soup? The Daze […]

  • The Inspiration Behind The Beatles’ ‘Penny Lane’

    The Beatles’ 1966 hit “Penny Lane” is one of the most beloved songs in the band’s catalog. But what was the inspiration behind the song? “Penny Lane” was released in 1967 as a single with “Strawberry Fields Forever.” It was written primarily by Paul McCartney but was credited to the McCartney-Lennon partnership. The lyrics refer […]

  • This Day in Rock Music History: Jan. 20, 1982 – Ozzy Ozbourne and the Bat

    It’s time for another round of This Day in Rock and Roll History, and boy, do we have a doozy of a story for you fine readers. It involves The Prince of Darkness himself, that’s right, the one and only Ozzy Osbourne! The Day was January 20th, 1982 Ozzy was playing Vets Stadium in Des […]