Phillip Cassadore was the real deal. A distant relative of Cochise, Cassadore was an Apache medicine men and spiritual leader. He dedicated his life to preserving and restoring Apache religion and traditions.
Everybody knows Arlo played Woodstock. His stage patter is one of the highlights of Michael Wadleigh’s documentary (“The New York thru-way is closed, man!”). What you might not know is that the […]
Mefistofele is an 1867 opera from Italian composer Arrigo Boito based on Faust. Didn’t know I was so classy, did you? Spoiler alert: I’m only here for the batshit crazy album cover.
I hesitate to drag the Kevin Seconds C.V. into this review. There are bound to be punk fans who hear that name and immediately think of 7 Seconds, which isn’t a bad […]
I know what you’re thinking: Can he put together a playlist of seafood-themed songs and not include The B-52’s or Barnes and Barnes? Flounder, please:
Australian ex-pats Matt and Rizz set up shop in NYC a couple of years ago as WAZU, and the dark wave duo have quickly established themselves. Their new album, Robobo, is a […]
Mark Baumgarten’s Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music is a must read for anyone interested in alternative music before it was ALTERNATIVE MUSIC. It’s the story of […]
“What are you doing home?” It was late afternoon. My father sat in his place on the couch, reading the newspaper, television blaring. “I came home early today. Is that okay with […]
Before we go any further I’d like to remind you that the name of this series is “From the Stacks.” These are records and other musical ephemera from my personal collection, and […]
The time was nearing eleven p.m. when twenty-two year old Melanie Safka, or Melanie, took the Woodstock stage. A label mate of Bert Sommer’s over at Buddah, she was enjoying a little […]