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Dead Grateful Dead Keyboard Players Volume 2: Pigpen And The Early, Primal Dead

There are many thousands of freak-card-carrying Dead Tribesmen out there who never listen to a show past 1972. You will not find them on the Dead & Co. circuit. They weren’t roasting in Chicago for the 50th anniversary. They weren’t… Continue Reading →

Aimee Mann Stumbles Through A Sad, Dissolute Trainwreck At Jersey’s Newton Theater

Where: The Newton Theater, North Jersey When: July 14th Who? Aimee Mann with Jonathan “JoCo” Coulton opening Why?: We don’t know, but I was definitely ripped off for almost 60 bucks. What happened?: Drugs. Lots of them. Where do I… Continue Reading →

Historian Floats Toward Space Rock Majesty on “Spiral Again”

Chris Karman, the cosmic wizard behind the deliciously spacey Historian, ponders if he just may be a dying breed. One of the standout songs on his recent release, Spiral Again, “Dying Breed” represents a curiously removed deep dive into personal… Continue Reading →

The Zeppelin Age Is Over: Here’s What Really Goes On When Today’s Bands Tour

Bands go on tour. All music artists who make it big do. We all know the basic gist of it: groupies, going from town to town, a show every other night, travel…It seems straightforward, but it isn’t. Touring is not… Continue Reading →

Melotika’s Continued Rise On “Don’t Believe You (You Speak)”

Montreal singer/songwriter Mel Yelle seems to be finding great solace in her ’80s pop alter ego, Melotika. Unlike the acoustic confessionals crafted under M. Yelle, as Motika she serves up electronic indie disco sounds complete with unabashed performance art sets… Continue Reading →

Scary Hours Finds Gold Scraps In The Wastelands On “Live To Serve”

Ryan Struck has come up with one of our recent favorite musical avatars of the many we come across each day (but still not better than REO Speeddealer): Scary Hours. We also must give him props for crafting a song… Continue Reading →

Polluted: The Grace Attalie Interview

Grace Attalie comes at you sideways with a classic smoky jazz torch singer vibe free and clear of the modern sound trappings that often dilute this particular genre in the present. Wind chimes? Check. Gently galloping bass? Check. Timpani rolls?… Continue Reading →

Dead Grateful Dead Keyboard Players Volume 1: Brent Mydland

It’s a strange phenomenon indeed that an individual who enjoyed eleven fat years as an important member of one of the most successful and legendary bands of the past two centuries, years that saw their ascent from arenas to multi-night… Continue Reading →

The Groupies Are Real: Stories Behind Today’s DJs, Bands and Wild Fans

When people think of the word “groupie,” they tend to have a certain image pop up in their minds. For those of us who are older, they tend to think that the phenomenon of crazed fans who follow hair metal… Continue Reading →

Black Midi: The Strangest And Most Delightful Success Story Of 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the pompous snark The Financial Times tosses out there but their recent barbs at Black Midi were definitely flung in the wrong direction. Stick with shaming the rich and shameless, shall we,… Continue Reading →

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