Popular Concerts: A Reflection on the Largest Audiences in History

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

A popular band or musician can attract huge crowds and audiences for their concerts. Tickets to the greats are expensive only because everyone wants to see them. Their shows always seem to sell out. B...

A Great Introduction to Sixties Garage Rock n' Roll

The Sound Station __
in Buyer's Guide

One of the best introductions to Sixties Garage Rock n Roll is ‘The Nuggets, Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’ compilation. The memory of first laying eyes on this comp still saturates my mind with mist, as if walking once again through the epic and overwhelming jungle of Los Angeles Tower Records. It was as though I stumbled into one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. The myths were true. The store was indeed a forest of hungry fingers searching for audio satisfact...

10 Best Neoclassical Darkwave Songs

Amanda Zylstra
in Entertainment

The list below contains the Top 10 Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Songs. This list is based on research and on my own personal opinions.

Southside Johnny Has Long Answered the Classic Rock Call

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

Southside Johnny Lyon of classic rock fame grew up on the Jersey Shore Club scene with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, and a full gamut of R&B performers that the mid 60’s offered. I...

If Your Memory Serves You Well

Frederick Park
in Entertainment

While many are familiar with The Band and some of their hit songs, few know the story of their rise to prominence. While The Band is known for backing Bob Dylan on some of his earliest electric tours ...

The Yardbirds Still Blasting Their Classic Rock Guitars

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

Any mention of the Yardbirds almost immediately turns the conversation to the band’s three trailblazing classic rock guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Often lost in those five decad...

Gymshorts Takeover

Tristin Cunniff
in Entertainment

Young punk musicians are powerful, but female punk vocalists are paramount. Sarah Greenwell is a prime example of this. Greenwell, lead vocalist of Gymshorts, shows just how salient powerful female vo...

Gia Farrell Takes a Ride on the Dark Side

Zanna Hintz
in Entertainment

When it comes to following your passions, there are times that the struggle is just too real. Especially when it seems the world is beating you down, and everytime you get up, the wave of life hits yo...

A Pillar of Rock

Frederick Park
in Culture

In the world of the electric guitar, few guitars have been as influential to music and the innovation of the instrument as the Fender Stratocaster. In its more than 60 years of production, the Stratoc...

Gospel Sampled

Jerome Simmons
in Entertainment

I am a child of the Golden Age of Hip Hop, which most would argue is the late 80s and early 90s. Many believe this time represents the golden age due to the evolution of lyrical content and delivery. ...

Odds and Ends

Frederick Park
in Entertainment

When one thinks of the history of the solid body electric guitar, Gibson is one of the first and most important brands that comes to mind. While guitars such as the Les Paul, SG Flying V, Explorer and...

Danny Worsnop Takes the Long Road Home

Zanna Hintz
in Entertainment

Growing up I knew music was something that made me feel different. When I was sad music made me feel good, when I was mad music understood my anger, when I was happy music basically told me to keep it...

The Revivalists: Funky Rock and Soul

Frederick Park
in Entertainment

At a time when independent music is enjoying a great deal of exposure, new types of bands are arising from music cities across the country. In New Orleans, one such act is creating their own soulful, ...

Iron Reagan: Crossover Ministry ALBUM REVIEW

Roland Tillyer
in Entertainment

Iron Reagan continue to keep the flame of crossover thrash burning on this new LP. To listen to this album is to listen to thirty minutes of fast, glorious and straightforward fury. Sometimes it feels...

Broken Record Part 1

Ben G. Bronson
in Entertainment

As you know, album sales for the mainstream music industry peaked in 1995-1999. The decline since has been epic. This has been largely blamed on piracy and a transition to digital media, but is this d...

You Could've Worn A Tie, Chris...

Ryan Cole
in Entertainment

It’s been roughly 15 years since I decided that I was too good for the Brit Awards; but I’m firmly in the trenches of music retail now, so practicality and morbid curiosity sucked me back into the kal...