POWER POP WITH A TWIST AND A SHOUT By Sandra Castillo

September 5th, 1962 was a day that held much meritorious significance, starting with the legendary performance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The second reference to that date is one that is also honorably regarded: the birth of music historian and singer/songwriter Bart Mendoza took place right here on that same […]

EDEN XO is not too cool to dance

If you are an avid RG Magazine follower, you probably already know by now that we have a major girl crush on Jessie Malakouti and her career with Jessie and the Toyboys: the girl has style, edge and can simply be described as POP. Known for constantly reinventing herself, Jessie has teamed up with Fred […]

Blondie & Garbage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts by Michael Martinez

The Rage and Rapture Tour July 29, 2017   The pairing of punk / new wave innovators Blondie with power pop / alt-rock masters Garbage for the Rage and Rapture Tour seemed like the perfect concert for someone who at different times in their lives has had crushes on the singers in both groups. I […]

SITDOWN WITH JOEY MANGANO by Nick Christophers

I scheduled to meet up with Joey Mangano in New York City. He arranges to meet me at STK in the meat packing district and tells me reservations are under John Carlo at 8:30, it’s a Friday night. I ask him who is John; he tells me he’s a close friend who owes him a […]

ASIAN ARTIST PERFORMING AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL by Nick Christophers

It is without a doubt performer/designer Princess Long Long is a legend in the making. She has made amazing strides, not only with her exquisite voice but with her fashion sense. Since her debut at the Royal Italy’s Carnival Fashion Presentation in 2016 where she won first prize she has been unstoppable. Only recently did […]

FRAN STRINE IS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE By Sandra Castillo

FRAN STRINE IS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE By Sandra Castillo If one could measure the strength and fortitude of a man, based solely on the mien of his stare, then a person could honestly assume Fran Strine is one, tough mofo. By the looks of a certain, black-and-white portrait taken of the famed film […]

BABY, WE’RE AMAZED…SHANNON IS “THE WORLD’S GREATEST BEATLES ARTIST” By Sandra Castillo

Consider it sheer coincidence or synchronicity properly aligned with the timing of the assignment at hand. When this writer set out to ascertain the preliminary research needed to successfully establish my next article for RG Magazine, featuring renowned Beatles artist Shannon, imagine my surprise when the song “Hey Jude” erupted out of the speakers at […]

Ben Rosenblum w/ Curtis Lundy and Billy Hart – A Review by Fred Stal

Mezzrow in New York City – 5/21/17 Music, and more specifically, JAZZ is very much alive and well in New York. The thriving, young, and talented jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum delivered an inspired and focused performance at the intimate Mezzrow jazz club. Nestled in the famous Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, Mezzrow provided […]

LEON BRIDGES-A SOUL COMES HOME By Sandra Castillo

The anticipation is slowly mounting as the performer readies himself for the big event. The air is filled with the kind of electrical charge reserved only for those who know as soon as he steps out on that stage into the white-hot spotlight, he’s got to be ready to hit the ground running. Tonight, he […]

BROOKLYN AND BEYOND: THE ART OF RICHARD HUMANN by Nick Christophers

  There are many who have been born with an artistic gift, but few who are actually given the opportunity to share it publicly. The art world, like the music industry, are both giants that are not easy to penetrate. This is even truer when it comes to an art form that is not a […]

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