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Glenn Frey, Eagles Co-Founder, Dead at 67

There have been thousands of American bands, but precious few defined a sound, a scene, a time. Truly quintessential American bands or artists. Elvis, the Beach Boys, Nirvana. If you’re talking about the 70’s, you’re talking about The Eagles. You can make arguments for Bruce or KISS, and they would be good arguments, but my response would to simply be, ... Read More »

David Bowie, dead at 69

David Bowie never seemed to be of this world. It seems odd to think the malleable and erudite musician who influenced so many could have died because he appeared to live outside of the reality of a day-to-day existence. Of course, in the end, he was a living, breathing man and last night he was taken by the most mundane ... Read More »

Scott Weiland of STP Fame, dead at 48

by LJ Moskowitz Scott Weiland long feared becoming a rock and roll cliche, lamenting his addictions numerous times over the years. “I was written off as the guy whose hopeless addictions had – and would always – ruin everything for everyone,” he wrote in his 2011 biography, “Not Dead & Not for Sale”. It appears that those hopeless addictions finally ... Read More »

An Artist’s Guide to CMJ, in Retrospect

It having been my third year at CMJ, and a native-New Yorker, you’d think I’d have the hustle and bustle of the City’s biggest music festival down to second nature. Take off from the day job for the week, pick up my pass, get a second memory card for the DSLR, and make my schedule. Last year, I was relatively ... Read More »

The Arcs performed as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series

Concert Review by Garrett D. Kennedy September 9, 2015 | Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City – Expectations were high. Heck, Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Fricke was behind me in line, NPR was taping the show, and All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen was snapping pictures next to me once Dan Auerbach and company took the stage. Fans entered ... Read More »

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy are the duo featured as our Artists of the Month. The two have just released their fourth album Inside We Are the Same and it is heralding great reviews. Kilbey and Kennedy are two very distinct personalities. Kilbey, born in the UK spent his formidable years in Australia. He founded The Church in 1980 and ... Read More »