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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medeski, Martin & Wood at Le Poisson Rouge by Michael Martinez

Medeski, Martin at Wood at Le Poisson Rouge – Jan. 16, 17 & 18 , 2017 by Michael Martinez The highly anticipated three night stand by jazz fusion greats Medeski, Martin & Wood is upon us and it offers adventurous music lovers the chance to experience the magic this band conjures live in the intimate space […]

Joe Lynn Turner at Highline Ballroom Sat. Dec. 26th

Joe Lynn Turner at Highline Ballroom Sat. Dec. 26th We Will Be there! Click for info joe-lynn-turner-of-rainbow-and-deep-purple/

THE VISITOR HAS ARRIVED…THE SAGA OF ROCK PROVOCATEUR DALEA By Sandra Castillo

The constellation is filled with an infinite host of celestial bodies, their illumination awakening the darkness in a blanket of stars. As the otherworldly traveler crisscrosses the interplanetary providence, surrounded in its blinding, white light, she bravely sets out on the million-mile journey to reach her destination. Upon Earth’s entry, she descends, valiantly touches down, […]

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood – Concert review by Michael Martinez

Performance: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts July 9, 2016 Photo by Michael Bloom courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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