Janis Joplin

'Rubblebucket Live in Chicago' | Review

This morning I received my hot off the presses CD/DVD combo, Rubblebucket Live in Chicago.  I ripped off the plastic wrap to pop it in the player and pour over every detail of the jacket, the artwork, and the credits.  It looks like the antithesis to the no wave buzz back in the late 70’s.   The packaging is similar to a Ramones promo circa 1979.  The lettering has color but the photograph is in black and white with a nice contrast.  Photo credits go to a couple of Chicago’s finest photograp

"LOUDER THAN LOVE | The Grande Ballroom Story"

While the West Coast was groovin' to the sounds of the "Summer of Love" in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty, raw sound that was "Louder Than Love." At the epicenter of this seminal music scene stood The Grande Ballroom, Detroit’s original rock and roll palace.

‘Official Uniform’ of Iconic Punk Rocker’s—The Ramones Up At Auction

Born and raised in New York City, The brash quartet hailing from Queens that ignited the punk-rock movement in 1976. Their short, combustible songs drew from the worlds of comic books, horror films, girl groups and garage rock. The band mixed humor and horror in equal measure and gave their urbanized fans a way to purge all the pent-up energy that comes from living in a concrete jungle.
 
An upcoming auction—Marvels of Modern Music from RR Auction, a company based in Amherst, N.H.

Amy Ray's 'Lung of Love' Streets February 28th, 2012

Amy Ray, with her impressive body of solo material, has clearly established herself as the "rock" half of Grammy-winning folk duo Indigo Girls. While the heart is clearly the favorite in the pantheon of body parts romanticized in song (See: All Pop Songs), the lung is as overlooked and misunderstood as a gangly feminist at a beauty pageant.

Grateful Web Interview with Artist Bob Masse

Canadian Bob Masse, who has recently been designing posters and t-shirts for LebowskiFest, Playboy's recent Bunny series and Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's Furthur, is himself very Lebowski.