We all know what happens when poets can sing or play an instrument. The enterprising onesChuck Berry, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Kanye Westbecome superstar troubadours, modally rhyming about youth or sex or status.
January 15 was the first night of AMPLIFY 2013: rotation, a two-night festival organized by ISSUE Project Room and Jon Abbey of Erstwhile Records.
Seventeen years ago, my wife bought a television after seeing an ad on Craigslist. It was a small cathode-ray-tube TV, the kind you never see now in the days of flat-screen monsters.
Every band wants you to believe that its all about the music. And every bands success depends on sustaining that illusion.
Suffering from jazzheimers, I find it increasingly difficult to cite my first encounters with certain folks, music, etc.
On January 11, an appropriately rainy night in Brooklyn, Morrissey took the stage with his usual dramatic flare at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Howard Gilman Opera House.