Book Review: Cream: Clapton, Bruce & Baker Sitting On Top of the World

Author: Edoardo Genzolini Schiffer Publishing 2023, 144 pp. $24.99 I was quite impressed upon absorbing Eduardo Genzolini’s masterful 2023 book, The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964 to […]

Preview: IPO Liverpool

Bit of a personal note today. I have the extreme pleasure and honor of being the keyboardist in the Steve Stoeckel Band. Stoeckel, of course, is the bassist (and one […]

White Horse Transitions to Nonprofit

Popular Western N.C. music venue White Horse Black Mountain is in the process of changing over from a for-profit enterprise to a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Typically, such a change would […]

Book Review: The Monkees: Made in Hollywood

For those of us of a certain age, The Monkees are an important part of our world, woven into the pop culture fabric of our lives. Their TV show was […]

Album Review: GA-20 – Live in Loveland

Even when their studio work is superb, some artists are simply best experienced live. So it is with GA-20, the two-guitars-and-drummer trio. Their most recent studio effort, 2022’s Crackdown is […]

Album Review: The Satyrs – Don’t Be Surprised

The point has been made often – and by many writers besides and before myself – that in the wake of the success of British Invasion bands like the Beatles, […]

Take 5: Pre-ZZ Top Songs You Should Know

ZZ Top’s blockbuster Eliminator was released more than 40 years ago on March 23, 1983. But the drum machines and synthesizers that characterize that album weren’t part of the trio’s […]

Take 5: Eric Woolfson

One of the great studio-only aggregations of the 1970s and early ‘80s was the Alan Parsons Project. Producer/musician/songwriter Parsons didn’t act alone, though; along with a core group of musicians […]

Album Review: Chris Church – Radio Transient

From one perspective, the pop landscape is populated with artists taking different approaches to their work. On one end of this particular spectrum lies the “consistent” artist. He, she or […]

Book Review: On Track… Spirit

Spirit is one of those bands that rarely gets its due. Co-led by supremely gifted drummer Ed Cassidy and his stepson Randy California (so named by Jimi Hendrix), the group […]