Tag: Swing

Django Reinhardt in 1947

Minority Report

Shelton Hull looks back at the works of Django on electric guitar, along the way wondering why this material hasn’t been collected in a boxed set and what Charlie Parker would have thought of it.

BYO Records

Interviews

Twenty years after founding the Better Youth Organization, Mark and Shawn Stern are still running their pioneering DIY label. They get to surf in Hawaii, bowl with Rancid and be their own bosses. Brian Broccoli pays a visit to the Stern Brothers, who will keep their day jobs.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Interviews

Think the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are all about the swing thing? Not so, says singer Steve Perry. As he tells Jason Feifer, the band is not only more diverse musically than that, they’re also more interested in spreading a message beyond the usual hipster daddy-o-isms.

Mullen It Over

Event Reviews

Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.

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Slamming Bricks 2023

Slamming Bricks 2023

Event Reviews

Small-town Grand Junction, Colorado, comes out in droves to Slamming Bricks 2023, as our beloved queer community event eclipses its beginnings to command its largest audience yet. Liz Weiss reviews the performance, a bittersweet farewell both to and from the Grand Valley’s most mouthy rebel organizer, Caleb Ferganchick.

Grand Valley – Issue 002

Grand Valley – Issue 002

Issues
The October 2023 issue of our printed edition, focused on the music and culture of Western Colorado's Grand Valley. Available free at Triple Play Records in downtown Grand Junction.
Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Archikulture Digest

A former convict returns to London to avenge his former enemies and save his daughter. Carl F. Gauze reviews the Theater West End production of Sweeney Todd.

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.

Borsalino

Borsalino

Screen Reviews

Starting with small-time jobs, two gangsters take over all the crime in Marseilles in this well-paced and entertaining French film. Carl F. Gauze reviews the freshly released Arrow Video Blu-ray edition of Borsalino (1970).