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MUSICAL CREATURES Wednesday, April 29
Back in the early 1990s, I immersed myself in girlie alternative rock. This was, of course, coupled with an investigation of the grunge movement, as I was in a grunge band myself. One that played on the first “side stage” at the second annual Lollapalooza. That year, 1992, featured Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Ministry, among others. The band I was in, Black Cats & Bottle Rockets, played the side stage with Basehead, Genitorturers and The Jim Rose Sideshow.
WILCO AND THE ROCK OF AGES Wednesday, April 29
Chicago rock juggernaut celebrates its 20th anniversary by continuing to defy expectations
TRIBUTE Wednesday, April 29
The late, great Gamble Rogers (1937-’91) was the de facto troubadour of Florida folk music, spinning many of his songs and stories from the mythical Oklawaha County. Part raconteur, part …
TIGHTLY RAPPED Wednesday, April 29
Earl Sweatshirt is a member of the L.A.-based hip-hop collective Odd Future, a 24-person-strong squad of twentysomething musicians whose nihilistic vibe and shock-tactic-leaning lyrics puts them in …
VITAL ORGAN Wednesday, April 29
Soul jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith is a master of pumping out unrivaled grooves on his Hammond B3 organ. Starting in the late-’60s, Smith released a series of albums that established his …
DARK SOUNDS Wednesday, April 22
The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Tara Connelly join forces creatively as Clay Rendering, making music that blends elements of dark wave, psych rock, dream pop and even black metal. Both are …
TRIBUTE TO EARTHA KITT Wednesday, April 22
When René Marie’s husband told her to stop singing or leave their turbulent marriage, she chose the music. Though she didn’t begin performing professionally until age 42, Marie …
On evolution, entrepreneurism, exclusivity and self-excoriation with the Los Angeles rapper
MUSIC & MENTORS Wednesday, April 22
A few weeks ago, a musician friend of mine named Chance released an album that includes a song written in tribute to his lifelong mentor, Ron Feldman, who died in the fall of last year from brain cancer. Ron, an Orlando-based voice and music …
Drummer Paul Bostaph's rhythmic pummel helps push the metal gods into their third decade of metal fury