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While the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant is throwing more curveballs at those wishing to get out and about again, more options continue to open back up. A product of the pre-pandemic arcade resurgence, Chicago's Emporium Arcade Bar — with three locations in the Windy City plus spots in Oakland, San Francisco, and Las Vegas — is back in...
Next year's version of the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) isn't much different than this year's model. Kia America sent over the full specs for its 2022 Kia Niro PHEV and the biggest updates are essentially in branding. The new edition features updated badging on its front grille, steering wheel hub, tailgate, and wheel center caps. The vehicle delivers an EPA-estimated...
I distinctly remember cruising across Illinois and Indiana on a road trip listening to the Spice Girls' debut album, Spice on CD. Of course, this was 1996, so the CD player was run through my car stereo using a tape deck adapter. What I can't remember, specifically, is how the Spice Girls wound up in the mix between Sepultura's...
After months of teasing and four public listening events culminating in an epic showcase at Soldier Field in Chicago, Kanye West finally released Donda, his tenth studio album. Def Jam Recordings confirmed the release today. West, or simply, Ye, as he seems to prefer now, enlisted an all-star lineup of guest performers for the 27-track epic, including Jay-Z, Travis Scott,...
Last weekend, the 89th running of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans took place in France and a pair of Ferraris dominated the GTE classes for the AF Corse team. One of those vehicles, the No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE sped to victory riding on wheels from U.S.-based Rotiform, a company that enjoys a technical partnership with Ferrari...
I drink a lot of Liquid Death Mountain Water. Yes, the delicious, thirst-murdering water from the Alps is a staple here at Rock Father HQ because it's essentially accomplished its mission — beyond its epic, heavy metal marketing, Liquid Death actually got me to change my habits and trade in my over-consumption of Diet Mountain Dew for something healthier:...
It's been eight years since Jordan Lewis moved to L.A. and settled in behind the mixing board as an engineer for The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, the legendary production duo behind hits for Rihanna, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and others. Soon, Lewis was engineering tracks for T.I. and Jessie J before making the jump to work with Travis Scott as his...
Monterey Car Week is in full effect with some stellar rides hitting the streets of Monterey, California. This year, one participant is straight from the future — a glimpse of what a Lincoln could be in 2040 and beyond. The Lincoln Motor Co.'s "Anniversary" concept is one of four futuristic vehicles created as part of a challenge mounted between Lincoln...
The Darkness is back, and it's more than ready to rock the world once more. The UK band comprised of frontman/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist/producer Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Rufus Taylor — will unleash its latest album, Motorheart, on Nov. 19 via Cooking Vinyl. Check out the lyric video for the title track below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ThI3Wm57Q   “'Motorheart' rocks harder than anything...
Sans a special holiday drive-through/walk-through event, the COVID-19 pandemic kept the gates of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL closed for 2020. Now, the annual Halloween extravaganza known as Fright Fest is roaring back into action for 2021. The ghoulish event will open on Sept. 18 and will run select days and weekends through Halloween. According to Six Flags, this...