When future Hollies Allan Clarke and Graham Nash were teenagers they approached the Everly Brothers after a concert and it changed their lives. Don and Phil, then huge stars, spent some time with Allan and Graham encouraging their musical ambitions. "They had no idea they were teaching me a life lesson," recalled Nash, who used the instance as a guideline as to how he would treat his own fans, if he ever got any.
Nash's path took him to where he…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments
SEATTLE, Sept. 1 2013— Vintage Trouble's Bumbershoot performance was sandwiched between the latest versions of The Animals and The Zombies, and would not have been out of place during their Brit-rock heyday, or during any of the intervening years.
The Los Angeles based quartet, formed in 2010, follows the same power trio plus vocals format that served The Who and Led Zeppelin among others, with nary a keyboard or stray percussionist in sight. The instruments, aside…Continue
Posted on September 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments
The sprawling Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is available in many shapes and sizes, but when you add them all up it still comes up short.
A collaboration between John Mellencamp and Stephen King, Ghost Brothers tells the story of two sets of feuding brothers a generation apart, whose interaction is so toxic that it threatens themselves…Continue
Posted on June 9, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments
Barry McGuire was around in the 1960s, and remembers them well enough to present a historical narrative of songs and stories for the benefit of those who either need reminding or want to reinforce their recollections.
McGuire and guitarist John York, who also remembers, do an occasional show called "Trippin' the 60s" where they perform many of the era's anthems mixed with anecdotes about the times that reinforce the idea that…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm