My name is Matheson Kamin. I am a writer that is always looking for the next article. For over one decade, I have been writing about rock music in several different publication. Through the last 15+ years, I have sought out things that people who pay attention to only mainstream radio may never find on their own. It is that kind of music that I cover on this site.

In 2009, I became the Reviews Editor for The Rock And Roll Report. With The Rock And Roll Report, I have covering the rock scene in Cleveland and around the world, giving coverage to up-and-coming bands from all over the globe.

Since The Rock And Roll Report is about bands that are creating new and exciting music in the rock genre, I found that I needed a place to write about bands and musicians that do not fit into the rock genre. There are many talented bands in the music world today that need to find some coverage. It is in this blog that I will be writing about new releases from bands and solo musicians who may or may not actually fit into the rock genre. I will feature groups and solo musicians who write and play folk, jazz, and yes, even rock music.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal blog. If there is a band that you think deserves some coverage, let me know about them and I will see about including them here in this blog.

Have a great day,

Matheson Kamin

P.S. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

  1. Thanks for taking your time to cover bands who need a little push… We would love to be considered for a post on your blog.

    We’re brand new. Our debut song, I Surrender, will release this month. We have a very unconventional vision for ministry. You can read about us at FacelessHomage.wordpress.com


  2. Dan Hazlett says:

    Matheson, thanks for this great service you are rendering to the music community. It is exactly these kinds of efforts that make independant music a thriving option for the many under-the-radar folks out there making interesting music.

  3. Beto Hale says:

    Thank you for the review of my new CD, Rebirth!

    All the best,
    Beto Hale


  4. Hi Matheson. I am reading your review of my album “Songs of My People”. I really appreciate the time you took to fully listen and to get an idea of the ideas and themes I am working with. I especially liked your musical comparisons to other artists (some I will need to look up now). Thanks again for your support- it is truly appreciated.
    david johnston
    Gift of Tongues

  5. elisakorenne says:

    Thank you for your review of my album “Concrete.” It is great to have your support.


    Elisa Korenne

  6. Dear Matheson! Thank you so much for your lovely review of my album, Haunted Heart! It made my day, week, month, year! xo Susan ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mak Saito says:

    I googled our 1995 Oberlin band Lovin Ripe Haggis and found a nice mention in a review you did a few years back. I wonder how you even found us! Maybe one of our few Cleveland gigs. I’ve been meaning to put our album up on the web for a while.

  8. Hi Matheson

    My name is Robert Graham – I am the leader of Toronto-bsed multi genre band The Fairest and Best.
    Thanks for providing support to bands that aren’t 100% rock……with that in mind….

    We are a multi-genre band – some of our songs could easily fall in the rock basket…….but we also go across the pop, AC, jazz, genres – with a big emphasis on vocal harmony. We have found it difficult to get a lot of notice in Canada – despite some pretty good airplay and licensing success in the States.

    I was hoping you might find some time to have a listen to our songs – and would be thrilled if you would consider writing about us. As I hinted above – none of our songs really sound like each other (another disadvantage when it comes to marketing) but I hope you might find our music to your taste.

    You can see our EPK here:The Fairest and Best EPK and our website is here: http://www.thefairestandbest.com

    Thanks for considering us Matheson – I appreciate your time in reading this email.

    All the best,

    Robert Graham

  9. Ryan Shivdasani says:

    Good stuff man! Thanks for the rock n roll report review and keep up the good work! We need more guys like you.

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