When Concert Posters Were An Art Form: 1976 - 1980

By the mid-70's, punk rock had emerged and had a definitive impact on the artistic style of concert posters. The artists creating the music, fashion and visual art adhered to a style based in minimalism that reflected the angst…

When Concert Posters Were an Art Form: 1970 – 1975

By the 1970's, many rock posters began to abandon the LSD-inspired San Francisco look.  Some of the poster artists began to use more realism and stylized imagery in the posters being used to promote live shows.  In the late…

Haiku Monday Interview: Imaginary Soundtracks

 

Mind Smoke Records Promotions Director, Judy Fleenor-Sheets, recently sat down with the members of Haiku Monday, a conceptural pop band featuring the talents of Alex Maes (Guitars, Vocals), Rudy Schnee (Drums, Percussion, Programmed Drums), Don Reintier…

Faces in the Crowd: Louis Jordan

Yesterday, when I glanced at the calendar on the wall, I remembered that it has been 44 years since Louis Jordan passed away on February 4th, 1975.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Louis Jordan's…

Long Island Sounds February 2019

 

 

FEB 2019
  • 1st - Mancini & McKeveny  Grey Horse Tavern  Bayport, NY

Pete Mancini & Travis McKeveny will be kicking off their first duo tour at one of LI's most relaxed venues.  …

Rock & Roll Library: My 2018 Rock & Roll Reading List

Throughout any given year, I always read an inordinate amount of rock & roll books.  It's a habit I fell into back in my high school days.  Whenever I hear about a new rock & roll book that is coming…

How Radio Lost Its Groove

In recent years, it has become obvious that radio, at least as the entity that I grew up with in my teenage and young adult years, has lost its groove.  These days, an overwhelming amount of musical formats reflect…