Los Straitjackets Take New Directions With Old Friends

photographer information:
Jim Graham
230 North 2nd Street
Philadelpiha PA 19106
215-592-7272
jim@grahamstudios.com

In their two-and-a-half-decade, 15-album hot streak as America’s foremost instrumental guitar combo, Los Straitjackets has earned a reputation for audacious album concepts and star-crossed collaborations. Both descriptions apply to Los Straitjackets’ latest album, What’s So Funny about

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New Dark Age: Memento Mori, Ward 6, Castle Party, and More!

The New Dark Age crew visited Memento Mori, the dance club and socializing event held monthly on Thursdays at Bedlam Bar in Manhattan’s Alphabet City. Greeting us was hospitality hostess, Ana Vice, deejay and queen bee of the dark social scene and one of the originators of this club event. …

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Manhattan Beat: Blondie, The Melvins, Poptone and More!

Blondie/Beacon Theatre/August 1, 2017

Born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Deborah Harry moved to New York City in the late 1960s, where she worked as a secretary, waitress, and Playboy bunny. She joined her first band, the Wind in the Willows, in 1968, and then the …

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Shoreworld: Looms – “How It Has To Be”

            Formed in the winter of 2012, Looms consists of Sharif Mekawy (vocals, keys, guitar), Harry Morris Jr. (guitar), A. Hammond Murray (bass) and Louis Cozza (drums). The group’s music is written around vocals and melodic instrumental arrangements with an evolving catalog that runs the gamut of song construction. Rock, pop, …

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North Jersey Notes: SPiRiTZ, Weapons of Anew, Brand of Julez, and More!

I was wondering what happened to SYKA guitarist Gregg Sgar after the band seemed to disappear after having a nice run. The last time I heard anything about Gregg, he was playing guitar for my buds, One Hundred Thousand. Well, out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from …

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Rant’n’Roll: Rare Noise, Irish Alternative, Isley Brothers Join Santana, Big Boy Blues, Guitar + Brass, Delightful Yelena, and Heaven

Magnetic (RareNoise Records) by London-based composer/producer/performer Gaudi is one crazy-sick slab of sound. He’s taken samples of existing Rare Noise fare—including Bill Laswell, Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin, Killing Joke’s Ted Parsons, King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto and even Buckethead—to mix ‘n’ match dub-centric electronica, rock, jazz and ambient stains into an …

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Kam on Film: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “I Am Battle Comic,” and More!

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Samuel L. Jackson And Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces In Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce’s (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic relationship …

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An Interview with Mamoudou Athie: The “Patti Cake$” Interview

Mamoudou Athie is set to play opposite Brie Larson in her directorial debut, Unicorn Store. He also can be seen in the recurring role of Grandmaster Flash in “The Get Down,” a Netflix series created by Baz Luhrmann.

Mamoudou recently starred opposite Stockard Channing in “Me & Mean Margaret,” a

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Reality Check: Radical Caucasian Terrorism & The President Who Defends It

From 2008 to 2016 violent White Nationalist incidents in U.S. totaled 115. In the same time frame there were 63 Islamic Radical Terrorists incidents.

– The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and the Center for Investigative Reporting

 

Fight the real enemy.

– Sinéad O’Connor, October 3, 1992

 

Donald J. Trump …

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Blues And Beyond: An Interview with Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang was a blues prodigy long before kids were showing off insular riffs via YouTube videos. In fact, his chops were learned and honed on stage with the likes of B.B. King. As the Grammy-winning guitarist/singer describes, it was “just in me.” Since his Telecaster met his fingers, it …

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