My Mardi Gras Playlist 2020

I've always been a music collector whether it be Christmas music, songs by one hit wonders, Tom Waits rarities or various obscure tunes from a wide variety of genres.  One of my favorite music genres to collect is New…

A Short History of Mardi Gras

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  It's Mardi Gras week here at the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog! 

Today's Mardi Gras post is a short history of Mardi Gras which comes from a book called …

The Legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

One of the most unique aspects of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the existence of the Mardi Gras Indians.  From the neworleans.com site: “Mardi Gras is full of secrets, and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much a…

The History of Glam Rock

Glam Rock was a rock & roll music genre which proceeded the punk music movement in the early 70's.  Along with the music which parlayed rock music in a much more flamboyant manner, Glam Rock also had a significant…

Long Island Sounds February 2020

Celebrating the Diversity of the Local Music Scene!

 

FEBRUARY 2020 1st - The Hideaways First Sat of the Month Residency Charlotte's Speakeasy Farmingdale, NY Showtime: 8 pm

All hail…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form: 1968

From the Famous Rock Posters site: "Concert poster art is usually defined by the bold and graphical psychedelic rock posters from the 1960's.  In the history of rock poster production, these posters were considered just advertising for the…

Faces in the Crowd: Tom Wilson (Producer)

After staring at the title of this blog post, I'm sure many of the readers of this blog are thinking to themselves, "Who the heck was Tom Wilson?!"  Tom Wilson initially became known as a jazz producer and as…