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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/

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

CRYSTAL TALIEFERO-A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND FOR THE AGES By Sandra Castillo

She is poetry-in-motion, fluid, dexterous and equipped with enough fire power in those well-sculpted arms and hands to knock a baseball right out of Yankee Stadium into the next century. And, yet, the woman with enough talent, fortitude to fill that same stadium to overflowing is one of the most gracious, humble people on this […]

Dead & Company A Concert Review by Fred Stal

Citi Field 6/26/16 The latest incarnation of the legendary Grateful Dead, called Dead and Company, delighted an exuberant crowd this past Sunday night at Citi Field. The band consists of original members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Heart. The band also includes Jeff Chimenti on keys, the always-smiling Oteil Burbridge on bass guitar, and […]

THE SCREAMING EAGLE OF SOUL HAS LANDED-THIS IS CHARLES BRADLEY By Sandra Castillo

The camera will never lie. It can only expose the truth, the raw, visceral range of emotional latitude which reveals what one needs to see in order to understand what is going on just beneath the core surface of the one inhabiting those feelings. With so much emotion bared and exposed across the beautiful, deeply-lined […]

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