There is little I could say about Jack Antonoff that has not already been said.
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.
Singer-songwriter Sam Beam brought his neo-folk act Iron & Wine to perform at the Beacham in Downtown Orlando in support of their new collection of songs Beast Epic.
Psychedelic icon Country Joe McDonald gave a rare performance at The Chapel in San Francisco. Our man Aaron Rubin was there with his trusty camera.
Richard Thompson brought his solo acoustic, all-request act to Berkeley for four sold out shows at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Our photographer Aaron Rubin was there.
RPM contributor Jeff Yih reviews the Pixies’ epic performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland and Aaron Rubin provides some incredible photos.
In a year when I’ve seen everyone from Bob Dylan to Iron Maiden, I went into last night’s Lady Gaga show in Las Vegas expecting an entertaining but scripted pop concert. I underestimated her.
The spirit of Robert Johnson would come to haunt – and serve as creative fuel – for one of the best bands New York City (and rock n roll) has ever produced.
Legendary art pop duo Sparks made a rare appearance at The Chapel in San Francisco. RPM’s Aaron Rubin captured all the action with his trusty camera.