Rant’n’Roll: JanTuran, Syjo, Fifth, Pink Floyd & Arkansas Reggae

Jan-Turan, Photographs Copyright John Rocklin all rights reserved.

JanTuran is a duo made up of a former teenaged 1970s New York City recording engineer apprentice (Ramona Jan) and her multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter man Andre Turan. Legendary is their self-released, self-produced CD in tribute to all the artists Jan worked with including …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Hot Tuna, Jim James, The Living End, and More

Hot Tuna/Beacon Theatre/November 19,2016

In 1969, Jefferson Airplane was on hiatus while Grace Slick recovered from throat node surgery. Several remaining members of the band began playing clubs in the Bay Area of California. That band, primarily led by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, played covers of Jefferson …

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Kam On Film: ‘Fences,’ ’13th,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Fences

Paramount Pictures

Rated PG-13 for profanity, ethnic slurs, mature themes and sexual references

Denzel And Viola Co-Star In Adaptation Of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

Back in 1987, Fences won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The August Wilson classic, set in Pittsburgh in …

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Reality Check: In Praise Of The Daily Show (The Book)

An Oral History Of The Golden Age Of 21st Century American Satire

I have never actually missed a TV show. The concept seems silly to me. Sure, I wish certain shows I dig would have kept going in-perpetuity, but usually when I look back, I figure it was probably a …

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Over the last few months, The Aquarian Weekly has received a number of products to feature in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We narrowed down the list to roughly 100 innovative, tasty, elegant, and fun presents for your loved ones! (Prices are accurate as of manufacturers’ websites and Amazon.com.)

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Long Island Happenings: December 2016

As winter comes by, music things slow down a little bit, only to culturally explode (in a good way) later in the spring. But Long Island saw some truly fantastic and unique shows this November, and here’s the three best:

Earlier in the month, Philly-based loud fuzz rock band The …

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Shoreworld: Chris Brown – One More Night

Chris Brown has been one of my favorite Asbury artists ever since he sent me his 2014 release, Anchor. Brown has also kept a solid work relationship with Bouncing Souls member Pete Steinkopf from that time and into his present release of One More Night, and it’s a …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sting, and more

Death From Above 1979/Terminal 5/November 8, 2016

Bassist Jesse Keeler and vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert and later became roommates. Keeler played in several pop punk bands in Toronto, Canada, including Black Cat #13 and Femme Fatale. In 2001, he recorded three bass and drum …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Kentucky Headhunters, Beekman, Anna Webber & A Guy Named Dizzy

Irving, Texas, March 14, 1992—The Kentucky Headhunters stop at the football field where the Dallas Cowboys play but there is no game today. Willie Nelson is hosting the fifth annual Farm Aid. I’m still semi-sleeping in my coffin-sized bunk, remembering not to forget that I will severely bang my head …

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Book Review: The Unfiltered Guide To Working In Wine by Hillary Zio

The business of wine making presently is a global phenomena that is often overlooked or at the very least, taken for granted. Wine is an indulgence, a conversation starter, and many times, the perfect gift that is accessible to us almost everywhere in the world. It continues to act as …

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