Meet the Neo Boys

November 5, 2013 | 0

I interviewed the Neo Boys on a warm Sunday afternoon in Jennifer Lobianco’s studio, a little room behind a computer repair shop. It was about a month before the release of their career retrospective Sooner Or Later, on K Records.   When I arrived, I saw that Jennifer had thoughtfully set out grapes and drinks and an array of […]

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Gender Amplified: A Conversation with Ebonie Smith

September 19, 2013 | 0

Gender Amplified is a free music festival hosted by Barnard College. It takes place on Saturday, 28, includes education and performances and is the brainchild of producer Ebonie Smith who this year alone has worked for Atlantic Records with Maybach Music Group, Brett Dennen, Jaheim, Nette Brielle and The Devil Wears Prada. It’s not the first […]

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Rock Chick: An Interview with Patricia Kennealy Morrison

September 13, 2013 | 0

Patricia Kennealy Morrison is well-known as a controversial figure among Doors fans for her book, “Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison,” which was published in 1993. But she is much, much more. She was the editor (one of the first women!) of the magazine Jazz & Pop in the late ’60s and early ’70s […]

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Gone Girl: Kathy Valentine

August 20, 2013 | 0

Although she spent 30 years as the bass player in the Go-Go’s, Kathy Valentine has never been one to rest on her laurels. She has always had other musical ventures going on, whether it was producing other groups like Adrian and the Sickness, her solo work or in her current group, The BlueBonnets. So when […]

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Vintage Shopping With Courtney Love: Fashionista meets Targetista

August 6, 2013 | 3

When Live Through This came out in 1994, it was the most relatable music I had ever heard. I was recovering from a divorce, finding my sea legs as a single mother and wondering what to do with all the anger and disappointment I felt about how things had turned out. I had no money […]

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Kandia Crazy Horse Changes Career Horses Midstream

July 30, 2013 | 0

Kandia Crazy Horse is a long-time, well-known, New York-based music critic. Wait, scratch that. Kandia Crazy Horse used to be a music critic. Now she’s traded all that behind the scenes stuff to become a full-time musician in her own right.  Yes, the author of Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock and Roll, […]

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Lesley Rankine: Ruby Shines Again

July 16, 2013 | 0

As we mentioned a couple of weeks back, one of our very favorite bands, Ruby, is back after a way-too-long hiatus. Lesley Rankine is an awesome, take-no-prisoners singer who has been off the radar for awhile raising her son. Next week we get some new music in the form of the EP, Revert to Type. We caught […]

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One Big Party with Mo from Paleface

July 8, 2013 | 0

I first met Monica “Mo” Samalot at a show after hearing her on The Avett Brothers’ albums Emotionalism and I and Love and You. She drums for Paleface, the legendary anti-folk duo that originated in Brooklyn. Fast forward to 2013, Paleface is now a trio and touring more than ever before. I had the chance to […]

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The Sunny Sounds of Rain Perry

June 25, 2013 | 0

Rain Perry has just released her third album, Men, on her own label, Precipitous Records. Approaching the quarter century mark of her marriage, the singer/songwriter from Ojai, California, created Men as a tribute to a two of the most important men in her life: husband, Bill Slaughter, and musical soul mate, producer Mark Hallman. What does Bill […]

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Frightwig Reunited

June 20, 2013 | 0

San Francisco’s formerly all-female feminist punk band Frightwig performed together for 12 years: from 1982 through 1994. Now, after nearly 20 years apart, the band has re-grouped and is performing and playing once again, bringing back signature songs like “My Crotch Does Not Say Go,” and “A Man’s Gotta Do What A Man’s Gotta Do.” The members […]

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