A cruel prank turns into a happy love story when a fresh Marine survives Vietnam and becomes an adult.
Boundaries get pushed to the limit in this revival of the classic hippie musical from 1967.
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.
Two friends avoid the draft in Vietnam by pretending to be gay, all while fending off the advances of their landlord and a nosy Mr. Furleyesque draft board member, in this late 60s comedy. Scott Adams is drafted into watching this for us. Sadly, no deferments here!
Shelton Hull is surprised by the candor- and relative lack of gaps and redactions- in this posthumous autobiography of shadowy CIA man and Watergate plumber E. Howard Hunt.
Continuing on with the “flashback to her high school years” week of concerts, Jen Cray decided to check out the opening night of The Lemonheads’ tour.
Perhaps the most tragic part about our wars du jour is their mind-numbing reiteration of the same old costly lessons. A new edition of Ron Kovic’s Born on the Fourth of July pulls Tom “Tearaway” Schulte down the Jacob’s ladder of war’s human impact . . . again.
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Pecker also features guest performances from past and present members of such legendary rock bands as Foghat and the Pat Travers Band.