Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

Dave Chappelle Announces Radio City Music Hall Residency with the Roots, Erykah Badu, Chris Rock, Childish Gambino and More

Dave Chappelle Announces Radio City Music Hall Residency with the Roots, Erykah Badu, Chris Rock, Childish Gambino and More

This August, comedian Dave Chappelle will take the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City for a residency, and he’ll bring along several of his closest friends for the run. Chappelle, fresh off the release of his two new Netflix comedy specials, will share the stage with the likes of the […]

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

It was good to hear that singer Joni Mitchell is improving after suffering a brain aneurysm on March 31. The singer’s website states that “she is resting comfortably in her own home and she’s getting better each day. A full recovery is expected.” Mitchell, born in Alberta, Canada, is one of many rock stars whose […]

Classic NYC Album Cover Locations (Photo Essay)

Classic NYC Album Cover Locations (Photo Essay)

Walking around Greenwich Village, midtown and other Manhattan neighborhoods, don’t be surprised if some landmarks jump out at you. You knew them back when, when liner notes and gatefold covers changed your life…  Gem Spa, Southeast corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue  The New York Dolls posed here for the back of their […]

‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ Book – Interview with Photographer/Author Lisa S. Johnson

‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ Book – Interview with Photographer/Author Lisa S. Johnson

108 Rock Star Guitars is an exhaustively detailed new coffee table book featuring high-resolution images of some seriously classic guitars. Culled from years of research and photo shoots around the country, photographer Lisa S. Johnson released the book back in 2013 to widespread acclaim – from rock fans AND the guitarists themselves. After meeting her […]