Review: The Doors Examined by Jim Cherry

The Doors Examined

The Doors Examined by Jim Cherry / Bennion Kearny Limited / paperback / 978-1909125124 / 240 pages

Journalist and author Jim Cherry has a long history with rock ‘n’ roll …{read more}

Chiseled in Rock

Alvin Lee, 1975 (detail) by Jim Summaria, http://www.jimsummariaphoto.com

Literature is a morgue: I go there to identify my friends. One of them evaporated yesterday, March 6, 2013. The last pic he nailed through the ether toward me had …{read more}

Review – Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana

The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Photo credit: Deborah Feingold

Once upon a time there was pop music. You either liked what you heard or you didn’t, and you didn’t particularly care about anything else. There were other types of …{read more}

Enter to Win a Beatles Yellow Submarine DVD!

Beatles Yellow Submarine - Giveaway

Here’s your chance to score a copy of The Beatles’ digitally restored DVD, Yellow Submarine!

Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time.

Bonus …{read more}

Rob Wasserman, Michael McClure & Jay Lane – Music & Poetry – Sept. 12, 2013

Rob Wasserman, Michael McClure, and Jay Lane

Rob Wasserman • Michael McClure • Jay Lane

New Music!

Thursday, September 12th • 8:00 p.m.
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941
Limited Seating • …{read more}

Review – Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison, by Judy Huddleston

Review: Love Him Madly by Judy Huddleston

Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison, by Judy Huddleston / Chicago Review Press / June 1, 2013 / 978-1613747506 / 240 pages

The story begins just like …{read more}

Review – How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

Kenton Crowther’s previous volume, Alleycats and Beatsters collected the author’s writings built on the Beat Generation and the essence of “hip.” This time out, he casts a wider net; How …{read more}

Review – Amelita by Court Yard Hounds

Court Yard Hounds - Amelita - Review

Probably Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have been best known as two-thirds of The Dixie Chicks.

But as Court Yard Hounds, the duo has created a very different sound, one …{read more}

Review – Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono by Lisa Carver

Reaching Out with No Hands - Reconsidering Yoko Ono

Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono / Lisa Carver / Backbeat Books / 2012 / 978-1617130946

The popular perceptions of Yoko Ono are often unflattering: hanger-on, untalented, unattractive, …{read more}

Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek

I turned my laptop on just after dawn this morning, as I usually do, and sat down with a cup of strong black coffee to see what was happening in …{read more}