Rant ‘N’ Roll: Svetlana And Wycliffe Are The New Ella And Louis

New York, NY—Ella Fitzgerald [1917-1996], born in Virginia and raised in New York City, came out of Yonkers to join Chick Webb’s big band before hitting stardom as a solo. Louis Armstrong [1901-1971], born and raised in New Orleans, hit stardom in Joe “King” Oliver’s band in Chicago. Their 1956 …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Infiltrator,’ ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Infiltrator

Broad Green Pictures

Rated R for pervasive profanity, graphic violence, drug use and some sexuality

Cranston Plays Crafty Undercover Agent In Fact-Based Drama

Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) was an infamous mobster who ran Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel with an iron fist. During his reign, Escobar controlled about 80% of …

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Reality Check: Now…It’s Over

Madam Shoo-In Avoids Prison & Will Coast To The White House

The last, best hope to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from the presidency left the FBI building this week, as its director, James Comey, finished a nearly 15-minute harangue rebuking every facet of the former secretary of state’s comportment in …

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15 Must-See Bands At Vans Warped Tour 2016

The 22nd annual Vans Warped Tour is back for the summer with one of the most nostalgic lineups to date. The tour is packed with a number of bands that will remind you of your younger years like New Found Glory and Sum 41, as well as bands who haven’t …

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Shoreworld: Joseph Alton Miller; Asbury Park Surf Music Festival

Joseph Alton Miller – Songs Of Travel For The Vagabond

For the past decade and a half, singer-songwriter Joseph Alton Miller has been telling his life story on stage with audiences all over the Northeast. Recently, Joseph has shared stages with acts like Robert Randolph, Ellis Paul, Stephen Kellogg, Living …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Scarecrow, D.R.I., Brett Dennen and More

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult/Highline Ballroom/June 13, 2016

Frankie Nardiello and Marston Daley met in 1987 while touring together with the industrial rock band Ministry. Collaborating in Chicago, Illinois, Nardiello and Daley began to conceive a trashy B-movie to be called My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

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Maria’s Local Radar: Midnite Hellion

Ladies and gentlemen, ’tis the season for some summertime shows. I have to start off by listing a bunch of events that I am looking forward to, including Garbage July 27 at Starland Ballroom, 311 at The Stone Pony July 15, and so much more. Of course, there are so …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: You Never Know Who You’re Sitting Next To On The Bus

Whenever The Coloursound puts out new music, I listen. The Pennsylvania alterna-pop sophisticates—for 11 years running—boast a singer in Doug Batt whose voice rivals early Nilsson and Garfunkel in how it takes flight. Plus, the dude’s a high school teacher…and that makes him a hero in my book. Speaking of …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

I loved this column. (PRINCE ROGERS NELSON—1958 – 2016—Issue: 4/27/16) And all of your work when someone of this measure of talent and influence on our pop culture dies. You are able to frame it so beautifully. It is quite a gift. And as Prince gave of himself through his …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Legend Of Tarzan,’ ‘Vigilante Diaries,’ What’s New In Theaters and More

The Legend Of Tarzan

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated PG-13 for action, violence, sensuality and brief crude dialogue

Alexander Skarsgard Stars As Legendary King Of The Jungle

Tarzan became a sensation soon after his initial introduction to the world via pulp magazines published in 1912. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the …

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