Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles, more commonly known as The White Album, is a sprawling and ambitious double-album that chronicles the acceleration of the the Beatles‘ creative powers. Hot on the heels […]

The Plain White T’s Venture into New Musical and Video Frontiers with ‘Parallel Universe’ (Interview with Tom Higgenson)

The Plain White T’s Venture into New Musical and Video Frontiers with ‘Parallel Universe’ (Interview with Tom Higgenson)

The music of the Plain White T’s has often seemed to connote a specific rock/pop sound that could be considered a music brand.  But they’ve superceded that stereotype with their recent album Parallel Universe, which is rife with experimentation, including prominent electronic dance music sounds and synths. Their willingness to take risks has transcended the […]

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

The Kinks were rock’s quintessential misfits, always out of step and out of time, but that seemingly self-enforced separation from their fellow contemporaries made them so gloriously unique. The band’s masterpiece, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, stuck out like a sore thumb in 1968, a quaint and reflective nostalgic song cycle of […]

Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the new Tom Petty career-spanning box set An American Treasure, without his former band mate there to offer a thumbs up or down. “But these were […]

Happy Life! An Interview With Renowned Music-Art Illustrator Mike DuBois

Happy Life! An Interview With Renowned Music-Art Illustrator Mike DuBois

WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK – Often described as a visionary in the artistry of “music and concert posters,” the vast artworks of Mike DuBois are widely known throughout the music-art community and beyond. As a poster illustrator, painter, fantasy artist and tie-dyed t-shirt producer, Mike has created an unmistakable style and built a unique brand, having […]