The legendary Mike Nesmith of the Monkees played a rare gig in San Francisco on January 28, 2018 and was joined by surprise guest Ben Gibbard. Our man Aaron Rubin was on the scene with his trusty camera.
There is little I could say about Jack Antonoff that has not already been said.
If you are one of those people who stream music (and by all recent accounts, that is most of you), listen up! Def Leppard has finally joined the party!!
Not being on a major label doesn’t mean you’re not a major player – and if there’s any band that can prove it, it’s Spoon.
On July 5, 1993 I went to the Fern Park Station in Casselberry, FL to see power-pop legends The Posies.
Upon arriving, I headed to the bar to get a drink and there stood a beautiful young woman with close-cropped hair. It was Dolores O’Riordan.
Ask my music-centric friends and they will tell you that I have some stupefying blind spots when it comes to the rock-n-roll canon. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I learned that Joe Walsh was in a band named James Gang which even had a song (“Funk #49”) that I knew. I had always thought Walsh was the least grumpy and most likely to be high member of The Eagles (both of which might be true) and that “Funk #49” was recorded by Foghat. Or maybe Nazareth.
Today, we send a happy birthday out into space hoping it finds David Bowie; or at least Major Tom, who might be so kind as to pass along the message.
It always warms our hearts when musicians get together, using their talents to raise money for a great cause through the release of a charity album. The charity album trend peaked in the ’80s with all-star releases like “We are the World” and “Do they know it’s Christmas?” but thankfully many artists continue to use their talent and clout to raise funds for those in need.
What’s better than getting some great music?! Giving to great causes while we’re at it! So come with us and sing along in joyous chorus to albums helping build the dream of a better tomorrow…