Making Ted Demme Laugh 20 Years Ago, When ‘Blow’ Joined a Long Line of Drug-Smuggling Classics

I've got a bit of a special place in my heart for movies by the late director Ted Demme. His 1996 film Beautiful Girls was already one of my all-time rewatchables by the spring of 2001 when I was invited to attend a college press junket in New York City for his new movie Blow.... Continue Reading →

Live streamed concerts and music events mixed bag so far

Back in February Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli released Random Desire, his eagerly anticipated first official solo album. Reviews were off the charts and a tour from one of the most enigmatic frontmen to break out of the grunge era with a unique spin on rock and soul next lined up a tour which was... Continue Reading →

‘There’s No Ending When We Die’

It was 1994 and the majority of my musical diet consisted of mostly everything my grandparents wouldn't be into. If it didn't involve a pit, encouragement to jump on and launch myself off a stage in a concert setting, I was likely spinning it less regularly. The songs that would emanate from my upstairs bedroom... Continue Reading →

The MC News Repository [Dec ’17]

Want to know why end of year lists and holiday gift guides are so popular? It's because there is typically nothing of note going on around this time. That said, I managed to eek out some pieces for The Daily Times (gift guides mostly) and Ultimate Classic Rock. Links after the jump. I was unfortunate... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 02 June 16

This week on The Voltage Factory┬áI featured the debut album from The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish, which came out this week in 1991. It wouldn't be until the Chicago outfit's next effort, 1993's Siamese Dream, that they would receive mainstream success, despite the fact that bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, et al were getting widespread acclaim in... Continue Reading →

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