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* Living Colour “Shade in the USA” East Coast Tour w/ Derek Day @ Club LA 11/07/17

“Who let the dog out?” Vernon Reid's question was more statement than inquiry. It was an unbelievable moment. And something that has never happened in the band's 33-year history. From their 1990 supporting slot on the Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels/Urban... Continue Reading →

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* LIVING COLOUR “VIVID” 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ VINYL MUSIC HALL

When I was a kid, I wore the ink off of my cassette copy of “Vivid”. I played the Living Colour masterpiece in a silver, Sony Walkman that was a birthday present from my mom. 25 years later, on July... Continue Reading →

* TALES FROM THE HARDDRIVE: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, Big Lo, Cutthroat @ Vinyl Music Hall

Will Bone Thugs N’ Harmony ever enter The Hall? In Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, the hip-hop pioneers started their Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum history. They influenced artists across genres and generations, but their... Continue Reading →

* POSTMODERN JUKEBOX @ Vinyl Music Hall @ 05/26/15

SOLD OUT Two words that Postmodern Jukebox know well. But years before their fire lit up the world, PMJ’s founder Scott Bradlee almost lost the flame. Two weeks before Scott Bradlee took a sold out Vinyl Music Hall through his... Continue Reading →

* TALES FROM THE HARDDRIVE: Tech N9ne, Freddie Gibbs, Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton, Psych Ward Druggies and Cutthroat @ Vinyl Music Hall 04/14/14

This is a true story. Nothing has been changed to protect the innocent, the guilty or those caught in between. Before he played Pensacola, Florida in 2014, I called Tech N9ne for an interview. He told me the story of... Continue Reading →

*TALES FROM THE HARDDRIVE: Wild Night for Wildlife: Mixed Genre Throwdown at The Handlebar 04/11/14

A fire burns. The flame dies over time, but the memory lasts just short of forever. On a Friday night in 2014, this all happened at The Handlebar. In a rolling roulette of sound, friends lit a memory. It started... Continue Reading →

* Tales From the Harddrive: Words with Jimmy Carter. Blind Boys of Alabama @ Vinyl Music Hall 04/04/14

“Early morning, April four, Shots ring out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life. They could not take your pride.” – U2 “Pride (In the Name of Love) Exactly 46 years after the assassination of Dr.... Continue Reading →

U2 announce The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour- Can they do it?

Can they do it? 30 years after U2 released The Joshua Tree, the mega-rock band will celebrate the record’s anniversary with a worldwide stadium tour. The big question facing the band and their fans… Can U2 recapture the magic that... Continue Reading →

* TALES FROM THE HARD DRIVE: Geto Boys–Reunion Tour: Scarface, Willie D., Bushwick Bill w/ Big Lo, Cut Throat, Mz Serious, Sincere Logic @ Vinyl Music Hall 06/06/13

My mind was playing tricks on me. On June 6th, 2013, I thought I saw the Geto Boys live and reunited. And the craziest part…Scarface grabbed a guitar and hit the crowd with Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. It... Continue Reading →

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