December 2, 2013
Despite fire codes or even the pure physical limitations of Available Space, it seemed that most if not all of the approximate 28,000 residents of New London happily crammed inside the Six String Café Saturday night to see a fine two-band bill featuring Brooklyn's Heap and a debut performance by...
November 25, 2013
Local gal Taylor Swift won four trophies at Sunday's American Music Awards ceremony, which presumably no one in New England watched because the Patriots were engineering one of the truly phenomenal
November 20, 2013
October 28, 2013
Here I am after all these years, listening to "Sister Ray" for the first time since Lou Reed died.
I've gotta say: it sucks just as much as it always did.
June 3, 2013
My question to those solid-disciples-of-journalism over at The New York Times Book Review would be: Why in hell would you assign Rob Sheffield to review a book on progressive rock?
May 21, 2013
Given the iconic keyboard work of The Doors' Ray Manzarek, it was probably a bit of a drag that he spent 43 years talking exclusively about Jim Morrison.
Yes, Morrison and his...
April 26, 2013
Hey, George "No Show" Jones: take a closer walk with Thee. You’ve earned it.
Yes: The Ol’ Possum – the greatest...
March 26, 2013
Most of us Music Heads — players or Professional Writers About Music (PWAM) or both — relish the idea that we "get it" far more than the casual listener.
What is "it"?
March 19, 2013
I don't spend a lot of time thinking about Ted Nugent anymore, for reasons that are probably pretty obvious. Amongst other things, he's become supremely self-parodic in that same fashion as Jack Nicholson and Hunter Thompson and...
March 6, 2013
I've never thought of myself as spookily prescient — if I had, I'd probably sit with a crystal ball in a gypsy costume at county fairs. But it's absolutely true that, in the last few...
February 2, 2013
Some folks are outstandingly efficient.
Consider Pete Huoppi, my pal and frequent collaborator on all sorts of video projects for The Day. We're both fans of the rock band The Gin Blossoms, and...
January 29, 2013
... Just ran across a class action lawsuit that’s been filed by the few surviving original Delta and Chicago blues artists, along with relatives and estate representatives for dozens more who are deceased.
January 8, 2013
Whilst on holiday back in Texas, the news hit that the great Lee Dorman had passed away. If you're a person of Gifted Awareness and True Musical Appreciation, you'll know Dorman. He was the bassist for
December 18, 2012
This was a truly fine year for music. As always, I will not bend to the moronic trend, as practiced by too many arts writers, to brazenly assert "The Best Albums of the Year."
There is no way...