Book Review: ‘A Man Called Destruction: The Life And Music Of Alex Chilton’ by Holly George-Warren

Alex Chilton, the 16-year-old lead singer of The Box Tops who spectacularly squandered his fame, money and talent and never again reached an equal measure of success following the 1960s hits “The Letter” and “Cry Like A Baby” may elicit an “Alex who?” from some casual ’60s aficionados. To others, …

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An Interview with Whiskey Heart: Taking New York

Rebecca Haviland of Whiskey Heart has been described in her bio as a “petite, polite, pixie-haired 20-something singer channeling a furious, beat-up, fed-up blues diva standing in a snowstorm at a bus station at four in the morning two dollars short of a ticket to nowhere.” With her partner, bassist/songwriter …

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An Interview with Shovels And Rope: A Modern-Day Johnny And June

The Charleston, South Carolina-based Shovels And Rope describe themselves as a folk duo, but that’s a rather boxed-in way to describe their caffeinated, toe-tappin’, intelligent and tuneful mix of alt-country, electric blues and signature, glorious two-part harmony. Married couple Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst had each been pursuing solo …

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An Interview with Old Soul: Packing An Earthy, Acoustic Punch

Mike O’Hehir writes earthy, organic music, so it’s fitting that my recent phone interview with him took place from his car in his home state of Maine “outside a barn on a sheep farm,” he says, where he’s recording a follow-up to his debut CD, the self-titled Old Soul.…

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Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band @ Jones Beach

WANTAGH, NY—Admit it, when you visit your beloved 71-year-old grandmother, don’t you sometimes wonder if this is the last time you’ll see her? The reason to buy a ticket to Ringo’s 13th All-Star Band this summer is to see The Beatles. Or, rather, one of them, while two of them …

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Interview with Jeff Taylor from Dumpster Hunter: Cooped Up In The City

Jeff Taylor and I are jetting up 6th Ave. in Manhattan in my car at 10:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, in search of a pick-me-up before we sit down to talk about his intense, powerful, weird, colorful rock band Dumpster Hunter, whose debut CD, Frustration In Time Travel, …

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Interview with Godfrey Townsend from Sons Of Cream: A Family Affair

Singer/guitarist Godfrey Townsend’s resumé screams for itself. The list of classic rock luminaries he’s backed up onstage around the globe includes John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren and Ann Wilson. For the past several years, in between tours, Townsend has helmed an Eric Clapton tribute band called Clapton …

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Interview with Young Hines: Change Is For The Best

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Young Hines, who will be performing in the Tri-State Area with Brendan Benson, sings, whispers, spits and screams the tunes from his debut album, Give Me My Change, in a style best described as Lennon-esque. His speaking voice, however, is low, polite and Southern, which is reminiscent …

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The Beatles: LOVE

One can neither damage nor assist The Beatles’ career—bigger than Jesus, you know. You can, however, fuck around with the band’s tunes and produce some alternately sublime and dismal results, as heard in this 26-song set of remixes and mash-ups released in conjunction with the recent opening of Cirque du

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