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 […]

IF THE STILETTO FITS, SLAY IT…PEACE, LOVE AND FISHNETS WITH THE SPICE PISTOLS By Sandra Castillo

  IF THE STILETTO FITS, SLAY IT…PEACE, LOVE AND FISHNETS WITH THE SPICE PISTOLS By Sandra Castillo I could feel every fiber of my being screaming out for the “jolt of electricity,” AKA caffeine, as I schlepped out the door of my abode to head over to my local coffee shop. Even though this trek […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE BEAST UNLEASHED-DRUMMER LIBERTY DEVITTO By Sandra Castillo

…and on the eighth day, the rafters of Heaven opened up to shake loose the thunder which came to this Earth as the back beat of Rock N’ Roll. One cannot assume that music, with all its glorious, unpredictable fury, is always safe in the hands of the one who pounds away on an instrument […]

Ben Rosenblum’s Debut Record Instead A Review by Fred Stal

Ben Rosenblum’s debut album Instead is a work that was years in the making. The young pianist has played in violinist Ben Sutin’s acclaimed jazz/klezmer group Klazz-Ma-Tazz for several years now since their inception. Rosenblum’s versatility as a musician has helped shape his unique style and this record reflects his unique training in various subgenres […]

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 […]

STEPH JOHNSON GETS INTO HER GROOVE By Sandra Castillo

Woman, you shine like a diamond/The illumination of your beauty is as bright as a million stars/And when you part your lips to sing/Your voice is an arrow that shoots straight for the heart/Keep on movin,’ keep on groovin,’/Because the world needs more of what you’ve got/Time is most definitely on your side/You have survived […]

MULTI-TALENTED AMERICANA BAND ROCKS THE BITTER END by Nick Christophers

As I sat there in the spacious loft of the renovated Brooklyn firehouse, I was blown away by the sounds that emanated from the seven-piece band in front of me. They took me on a nostalgic ride to the time when words and music meant something. As one of the lead singers, Dante DeLemos, belted […]

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