• Remembering Sir George Martin, Beatle Visionary and British Lion

    Remembering Sir George Martin, Beatle Visionary and British Lion

    While his polyester-clad contemporaries were cheering Thatcher and Reagan, Sir George Martin was producing Ultravox. Steve Stav remembers the legendary producer.

  • Peter Asher

    Peter Asher

    He heard I Want to Hold Your Hand before George and Ringo did – and went on to become one of modern popular music’s genuine giants. Singer/guitarist/producer/manager Peter Asher discusses invading the States with Steve Stav.

  • Lloyd Cole

    Lloyd Cole

    The singer-songwriter discusses his latest album, Standards, and an upcoming Commotions retrospective with Steve Stav.

  • Thomas Dolby

    Thomas Dolby

    Doomed lighthouses, flying saucers above British coastal villages, and a grandmother who prepared to poison the Nazis… Thomas Dolby discusses the many eye-opening aspects of his film, The Invisible Lighthouse – now the anchor of a unique concert/visuals tour of the U.S. – with Steve Stav.

  • Thomas Dolby

    Doomed lighthouses, flying saucers above British coastal villages, and a grandmother who prepared to poison the Nazis… Thomas Dolby discusses the many eye-opening aspects of his film, The Invisible Lighthouse – now the anchor of a unique concert/visuals tour of the U.S. – with Steve Stav.

  • Man Of Steel

    Man Of Steel

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Russell Crowe! Resident Superman historian Steve Stav asserts that the Man of Steel winds up playing second fiddle to his super-dad.

  • Gary Weis

    Gary Weis

    Steve Stav interviews director Gary Weis about one of Saturday Night Live‘s most poignant moments, and discusses John Belushi, Brian Wilson, George Harrison, and The Rutles along the way.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Epic swan song, or bust? A lot of hope and hype surround Christopher Nolan’s final installment of his Caped Crusader trilogy. Carefully avoiding spoilers, Steve Stav tosses a Batarang or two in examining The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Brave

    Brave

    Pixar re-imagines the “Disney princess”… or does the Disney princess get a dash of Pixar? It doesn’t matter, says Steve Stav, who predicts that gingers, archery, and tartan will reach peaks of popularity this summer. He tosses a few more cabers in his review of Brave.

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    “Don’t touch that ooze!” Sci-fi film fan Steve Stav navigates his way through a storm of anticipation and hype to deliver his review of Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    Does the long-anticipated superhero all-star flick live up to the hype? Steve Stav‘s short answer is “Hulk smash!”

  • Captain America : The First Avenger

    Captain America : The First Avenger

    Marvel’s latest superhero adaptation fails to deliver, claims our resident Captain America fanatic. How, exactly, does it disappoint? Steve Stav counts the ways in his review.

  • Anna Calvi

    Anna Calvi

    Guitar-slinging, torch-singing sensation Anna Calvi has been lighting up the Western Hemisphere this year in support of a stunning debut album. Steve Stav was lucky enough to witness her act firsthand, and came to his senses long enough to file this report.

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    The Psychedelic Furs

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark album, Talk Talk Talk, The Psychedelic Furs are taking it on the road this spring. The iconic band’s co-founder, Tim Butler, chats about the album’s durability, brotherhood, and having Rick Springfield as a fan in an interview with Steve Stav.

  • X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class

    Black Continentals, Las Vegas, the Cold War, and scantily clad, lethal women. A new James Bond movie? Nope. The retro-set prequel to Marvel Comics’ most popular franchise is full of surprises — and Ink 19‘s resident mutant, Steve Stav, tries not to spoil too many of them in his review of X-Men: First Class.

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    The Psychedelic Furs

    Before John Hughes and Molly Ringwald came along, “Pretty in Pink” was a song on a seminal post-punk album, Talk Talk Talk. The Psychedelic Furs are celebrating the disc’s 30th anniversary with a tour, and Steve Stav was there to soak up the nostalgia — and a few surprises.

  • The Sonics

    The Sonics

    Many have called them the first punk band. Others insist they were the first “grunge” act. Regardless of their place in rock’s family tree, The Sonics’ influence has reached as far as Nirvana and The White Stripes. Recently reunited after 40 years apart, New Year’s Eve found The Sonics playing a homecoming show. Steve Stav was there to capture all their furious glory.

  • Billy Idol

    Billy Idol

    One of the eighties’ biggest icons is back – Billy Idol is on tour, and Ink 19 was there to witness the U.S. leg’s first show. Steve Stav attempts to bridge his Idol-worshipping teenage years with the 21st century in his riff-by-riff review.

  • Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay

    Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay

    The Complete Columbia Singles (Collectors’ Choice). Review by Steve Stav.

  • Imelda May

    Imelda May

    Rockabilly, blues, jazz – delightful Dublin diva Imelda May put everything but the kitchen sink on the Moore Theater’s stage. Seattle hepcat Steve Stav was there to admire it all.

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