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

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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