Rant’N’Roll: Zapped By Dweezil

Dweezil Zappa, photographed by Michael Lewis for the New York Times on April 6th, 2016 at his home in Los Angeles CA.

Montclair, NJ—“I’m Dweezil Zappa and I’m going to play whatever the fuck I want!” With that bold declaration of independence, super-guitarist and extraordinary bandleader Dweezil Zappa, 46, launched …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Bobby Rydell & The City Rhythm Band, The World, Sick Of It All and more!

Bobby Rydell & The City Rhythm Band/Damrosch Park/July 6, 2016

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an eight-year-old Robert Ridarelli won a talent contest on a local television series and gained a spot on the cast. He changed his name to Bobby Rydell and later sang in several bands in the Philadelphia …

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ The Studio At Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Joey Ramone, the late vocalist of the groundbreaking punk band the Ramones, this year would have turned 65 years old on May 19. For the past 16 years, this day has been reserved for an annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at a local venue, drawing many of his contemporaries …

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Kam on Film: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Can We Take A Joke?’ and What’s New In Theaters

Jason Bourne

Universal Pictures

Rated PG-13 for brief profanity, violence and intense action

Matt Damon Back For Another Riveting Adventure As Dashing Rogue Assassin

A Jason Bourne movie just isn’t the same without Jason Bourne, as the producers found out the hard way in 2012 when they made The Bourne

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Reality Check: Democratic National Convention 2016

REVENGE OF THE POLITICIANS

The System Punches Back “Old School” In Philadelphia

In 1988, with his party facing long odds in keeping the White House for a dozen years, outgoing President Ronald Reagan told his party’s convention that there was no need for change. “We are the change,” he boldly …

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Shoreworld: Ken Sharp – New Mourning

            Aquarian friend Ken Sharp is a New York Times best-selling writer who has authored or co-authored more than 18 music books. He also contributes to a variety of national music magazines, works on music documentaries and has done liner notes for releases by Elvis Presley, Sly and the Family Stone, …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Public Access T.V.

Summer is halfway over, is this real thing? My time has been occupied with work and I haven’t been getting out to as many shows as I would like, and that changes starting now! I have a few on my radar including Brick + Mortar at House Of Independents August …

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Queued Up: ‘Allegiant,’ ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition,’ ‘Fantastic Planet,’ and More!

ALLEGIANT (2016)

The set up: In the third part of the Divergent trilogy, Tris, her brother Caleb, Four, Christina, and the ever scheming Peter escape walled in Chicago to discover a hidden high tech city outside that reveals a broader world than they knew existed. But the questionable machinations of …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Musikfest August 5-14

Bethlehem, PA—First the stats: 33 years running…15 stages…500+ free shows…60 international food venders…40 national artisans…fireworks…free parking (Southside)…every imaginable genre…shuttles between Northside and Southside sites…thus, as a famous band once said, “a splendid time is guaranteed for all.”

Nothing against X-Ambassadors (8/5), Run DMC (8/6), Dierks Bentley (8/7), Boston (8/9), Don …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Flag, Edison, Pere Ubu and More!

Flag/Gramercy Theatre/June 28, 2016

Guitarist Greg Ginn formed Panic, soon to be renamed Black Flag, as a punk rock band in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Ginn was the band leader, primary songwriter and sole constant member through Black Flag’s three EPs, six albums and ever-changing personnel until the band …

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