Rock Reads: A Summer Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Looking for a celebration of music in words to while away your lazy summer days?

 

Elvis Has Left The Building – The Death Of The King And The Rise Of Punk Rock – Dylan Jones (2014)

The title of this one, beyond being intriguing and a fine idea, is …

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Shoreworld: Graham Parker; Exhibit No.9’s ‘Normal Is Boring’

Paramount Backstage Presents: Graham Parker – The Most Restless Night On The Planet – June 27

Sammy Boyd is leading the way as the area’s most creative promoter. Instead of just shoveling an overabundance of crazies into a room featuring too many bands and not enough sanely priced booze, Mr. …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Haste The Day, Primal Scream, TV On The Radio and More

Primal Scream/Irving Plaza/May 20, 2015

Influenced by the punk rock movement in Scotland, Glasgow native Bobby Gillespie started Primal Scream in 1982. He also played drums in The Jesus And Mary Chain from 1984 to 1986. When the leaders of The Jesus And Mary Chain asked Gillespie to choose between …

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Maria’s Local Radar: American Lions

Friends, family, music lovers, we meet again. I have found a minute to sit down and take a break from all of the amazing shows that have been happening as of late. Tons of national acts have been hitting our area, including one of my favorite bands, Bad Religion. I …

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Queued Up: ‘Contamination,’ ‘Mr. Turner,’ ‘The Confession’ and More!

CONTAMINATION (1980)

The buildup: After deadly alien eggs are discovered in a shipment of Colombian coffee crates in a New York City warehouse, federal agents track their source and try to stop them from spreading across the country and the world. The eggs, once warmed up to the right temperature, …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Israeli Blues, Jeff Beck, White Soul And “A Love Mechanic”

The blues knows no geographical borders: Lazer Lloyd is Israel’s “King Of Blues Rock.” He’s even been on the road when his wife and five children had to hunker down in a bomb shelter. Chicago’s Lots of Love Records has released his self-titled 12-track third album containing 11 originals and …

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Kam on Film: ‘Felt,’ ‘Dope’ and What’s New In Theaters

Felt

Amplify Releasing

Unrated

Sex Abuse Survivor Copes With Trauma In Surreal, Semi-Autobiographical Adventure

Amy (Amy Everson) has been left so haunted by demons after years of unspecified sexual abuse that today she dreams of crushing a rapist to death with her thighs. She also fantasizes about gouging out his …

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Reality Check: The Body Experiment

Or Torturing One’s Self For Results          

 

            I found a way to cut your cholesterol numbers in half.

In half.

I did it in 40 days and so can you.

Read on, Macduff.

Here’s a reality check for ya: Most of what we eat is shit. A spectacular number of us …

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2015 New Music Seminar: Platform For Platinum

As the music industry remains a myriad, people of all music-related interests and careers need an outlet for guidance, networking, and strategy. There are more aspects to music other than a CD with a mini poster tucked inside the album sleeve. From the first note strummed on an aspiring musician’s …

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MedioXcore: “How’s That Album Coming Along…?”

My longtime friend Jay Gambit of Crowhurst/Girl 27 discusses overcoming some of the biggest, most annoying hurdles to writing and releasing a record…and I couldn’t have said it better myself.

by Jay Gambit and Dani Tauber

            How’s your record coming along?

            If you’ve got a few friends who are musicians …

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