SCENES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT-CATALDO’S By Sandra Castillo

         The distance from 45th Street in New York City to Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn is roughly seven-and-a-half miles. If one were to travel by vehicle across the great expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge to get there, it would take less than thirty minutes to reach their destination. The only thing that […]

Award Winning Jazz Guitarist & Composer DARIO CHIAZZOLINO is named AMBASSADOR of D’ANGELICO GUITARS

  www.dariochiazzolino.com   Hailed as one of the the most influential and original guitarist-composers of his generation, Dario Chiazzolino has been named Ambassador of D’Angelico Guitars throughout the world. Dario Chiazzolino is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer based in NYC. One of Italy’s most in-demand jazz musicians, he performs regularly and records with […]

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AT THE OBSERVATORY By Sandra Castillo

​Concerts, like certain personalities, present themselves in varying degrees of latitude and showmanship, and by the sights and sounds of the newly revamped Stone Temple Pilots, the musical extravaganza at The Observatory on March 4th in San Diego was no exception. As I stood outside the venue before the commencement of the band’s performance that […]

LOCKED AND LOADED-DRUMMER ROB MOUNT IS READY TO ROCK AND ROLL By Sandra Castillo

When it comes to drummers, Rob Mount sets the standard for excellence in an industry recognized for its competitive, cutthroat edge. That said, when it comes to selflessness and a reputation void of ego, his name is synonymous with that very description. While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to immediately recognize those virtues in […]

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/

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