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Book Review: All Over the Place

The Rise of The Bangles from the L.A. Underground For a time, The Bangles were ubiquitous. The all-woman foursome from Los Angeles earned the right to be all over the […]

The Chocolate Watchband is Still Rocking

Legendary garage band’s story isn’t over yet They’re far from a household name, but among aficionados of sixties garage and psychedelic rock, the Chocolate Watchband is spoken of in reverent […]

Book Review: ‘Nuggets Redux’ by Rev. Keith A. Gordon

At the time of its release, few recognized the significance of the Nuggets 2LP compilation. To be sure, both Elektra head Jac Holzman (who commissioned the project) and Lenny Kaye […]

Album Review: Various Artists – March of the Flower Children

A strong case can be made that Lenny Kaye started it all. When Nuggets appeared in the early 1970s, the idea of curated archival releases wasn’t a common one. Kaye’s […]

Album Review: The Satyrs – Don’t Be Surprised

UPDATE: Welcome, visitors from that site that provides a free (illegal) download to the album. If you like the music, please consider supporting the artists and buying it rather than […]

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part Three: Orange Purple Marmalade

Orange, purple, pink and green In Western North Carolina, Orange Purple Marmalade was an especially groundbreaking band. The group featured Theresa Crouch (today, Theresa Justus) on drums and vocals, Terry […]

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part Three: The Ron-De-Voos

Trip of the imagination Music historians trace the origins of psychedelic folk (or “freak folk”) back to 1964, when The Holy Modal Rounders gigged around New York City’s Lower East […]

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part Two: The (Fabulous) Wunz

The Wunz and onlys As the first wave of teenage rock combos spread across the mid-’60s U.S., the craze wasn’t limited to major metropolitan areas. Even Asheville – then with […]

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part One: Introduction

The garage rock movement of the mid 1960s yielded a bumper crop of rock and roll bands. Inspired by British Invasion groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, […]

30 Days Out, Nov. 2022 #1: GY!BE, Funk You, Zoe & Cloyd, Ty Segall

Two nationally-touring acts, a regional one and a local group are featured in the first of two “30 Days Out” installments this month. There’s avant-garde/post-rock, soulful funk, heartfelt Americana and […]