Review – Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

After a week of subzero temperatures, I've ended up with a cold. Not having a ton of energy yesterday, I spent the afternoon curled up on the couch with one of my cats while I treated myself to a viewing of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story. It's available on the US version of Netflix … Continue reading Review – Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

Review: The Last Pogo Jumps Again

The Last Pogo was a documentary, made and released in 1978, about the supposed "last ever punk show" at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. It's easy to laugh about it 25 years later. I've been to many a punk gig at the 'Shoe and hope to attend many more. Back in 1978, punk gigs were … Continue reading Review: The Last Pogo Jumps Again

RIP Lou Reed – You’re just a shooting star

RIP Lou Reed. I'm trying to remember when I first heard your name. It must have been sometime in the 80s, when I was getting into music, into new wave, punk, postpunk, and every new artist I fell in love with seemed to mention your name. Maybe it was that biography of Bowie, with the … Continue reading RIP Lou Reed – You’re just a shooting star

Link round-up: JAMC, Vince Clarke covers DM, Noise Baptism podcast

I love this interview. Interviewer: "Have you stopped using drugs?" Jim Reid: "Is Jack Daniels a drug?" Also, possible new JAMC album. If William and Jim don't kill each other first. http://whopperjaw.net/jesus-and-mary-chain/ Check out this sample from a chilling sample of Depeche Mode's "Fly On The Windscreen" by former DM member Vince Clarke and Ane … Continue reading Link round-up: JAMC, Vince Clarke covers DM, Noise Baptism podcast

Hope I die before I get old? Not so fast……

Apparently, rock music is not longer cool, and no young person would want anything to do with it. I'm going on record as saying that I firmly disagree with this entire article. First off, rock is dead? Says who? No one under 40 listens to rock music? The all-ages show by The Kills that I … Continue reading Hope I die before I get old? Not so fast……

Album Review: Luke Leighfield “New Season”

One of the many cool things about writing a music blog is that I am sometimes approached to interview and/or review upcoming artists. Luke Leighfield is one such artist. Hailing from the UK, this 24-year-old singer-songwriter has just released a new album, New Season. This is his fourth album in five years, which leads me to think … Continue reading Album Review: Luke Leighfield “New Season”

Teenage Kicks All Through The Night – Duran Duran, The Phoenix, 4/25/2011

It's not every day that you get to see your teen heroes in a tiny club. The first time I saw Duran Duran, it was 1987 and they were opening for David Bowie's Glass Spider tour. The show was at the now defunct CNE Grandstand, a huge open-air venue that held over 50,000 people. I … Continue reading Teenage Kicks All Through The Night – Duran Duran, The Phoenix, 4/25/2011