IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: THE CHERRY BLUESTORMS GROOVES ON, BABY! By Sandra Castillo

After listening to the latest gem on extended replay from L.A.-based band The Cherry Bluestorms, it gave this writer great satisfaction in knowing that truly relevant music has never waned. It just seems that-for what feels like an eternity-the deluge of nonsense ascribed for much of today’s recorded output is nothing more than Auto-tuned piffle, […]

HAVANA JAM ’79-ONE WORLD UNDER A GROOVE By Sandra Castillo

(Photos courtesy Benno Friedman)                       HAVANA JAM ’79-ONE WORLD UNDER A GROOVE                                 By Sandra Castillo The year was 1979, and the relationship between America and Cuba was contentious, at best, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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