BACK TO BASICS By Armand Lewis When people listen to records, they think they are hearing just that — a documentation of an actual performance. But this has not really been the case with most popular music since the 1960s. With the advent of multi-track tape and certainly now with digital file-based recording, editing and [...]
ANDRE BENJAMIN STARS AS 1960s ROCK LEGEND JIMI HENDRIX IN A NEW BIOPIC By Harvey Kubernik OutKast’s Andre Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in the film, Jimi: All Is By My Side biopic from writer-director John Ridley (U-Turn, Three Kings, 12 Years a Slave). The movie covers a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67; starting [...]
MUSIC HISTORIAN GENE AGUILERA HAS BEEN CHAMPIONING THE MUSIC [AND BOXERS] OF EAST L.A. FOR OVER 40 YEARS by Harvey Kubernik Music historian, Gene Aguilera is an East Los Angeles native with a long and varied career working to champion the musical phenomenon known as The East L.A. Sound. A University of Southern California alumnus [...]
THIS IS GARY McFARLAND Have you ever been digging through the bins with a vague intention of finding works by one artist and picked up something similar, but not quite what you were looking for? I discovered Gary McFarland records accidentally, digging through the bins looking for Gerry Mulligan records. It’s understandable due to their [...]
The Numero Group’s hard rocking, fantasy-based compilation, “Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles,” might be their best yet.
J. Mascis is nothing if not versatile. Sometimes he’s raging in bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Witch. But it’s his softer side that gets exposed in Tied to a Star, his second album for Sub Pop; Mascis is longtime friends with the label’s vice president, Megan Jasper.
In the summer of 1970, Elvis Presley might have felt he was on top the world. But in reality, he was at yet another crossroad in his career.
To those in the vinyl game, Bob is better known as a constant presence at record shows, which have become as much a competition for that month’s holy grail record and bragging rights thereof, carefully culling out those 45s good enough for his collection, about which little is known, but must be impressive based on what he buys.