On this first day of Hanukkah (tonight after sundown, anyway), the iconic video momemt from the greatest Jewish rock N roller ever: from the DA Pennebaker doc Don't Look Back.
- The Weather Underground Whoever thought Bob Dylan’s lyrics could inspire radical student saboteurs? That’s exactly what happened in late 1969 when Bernardine Dohrn and others split from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to start the Weather Underground named after a line in Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” An Academy award-nominated 2002 […]
- Hybrids Run Amok I'm going to suppress my almost medical need to make fun of the hippie noise that is Bob Weir and Ratdog, because it would be in my best interests to stay on the good side of (probable Ratdog fan) Executive Editor Matt Coker. So. Here goes. Bob Weir formed Ratdog while he was still a rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead. Like […]
- Kelly Thomas Memorial Concert and Food Drive Last Saturday Saturday's concert in memory of brutalized Fullerton homeless man Kelly Thomas saw a modest crowd of protesters, local residents and music fans gather in the Fullerton Downtown Plaza to listen to an eclectic mix of local bands. Performers included Sederra, 30 Proof as well as latin influenced rock band Mr. Mirainga who have emerged […]
- The 10 Most Haunting Cover Songs It may have been the late great Mississippi John Hurt who said, “Songs are like butterflies; you can’t pin them to a board. They have to be able to fly free to share their beauty with the world.” The reference was in regard to a newfangled technology known as sound recording. Thankfully, Hurt condescended to allow […]
- Leon Russell At this point in Leon Russell’s illustrious career, there are few things the man hasn’t seen or done. Between his work as a session musician and producer for the likes of Bob Dylan, Herb Alpert, George Harrison and, in 2010, a collaboration with Elton John, the 72-year-old has established himself as one of blues rock’s most decorated […]
- Doing It to Death The argument made famous by Pete Townshend in "My Generation," that a rocker should "hope I die before I get old," is now itself long dead (though the phrase ought to haunt Townshend, who's fucking up the Who's legacy by selling it out to any corporate bidder who comes to call); there are now plenty of rock musicians out there […]