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NEWS: TV / FILM

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Back in the late 1950s and early '60s, TV had a lot of time to fill. In the years before syndication, when TV was still a black-and-white medium, local stations had few programming options. They didn't have big budgets to create original shows, yet they still had to do something to connect with viewers in their ...

Jermaine Sain

Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. In addition, he has released several indie music singles such as: "Look At All You've Done", "He's Done So Much", and "Get Out". After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas. In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless

NEWS: RECORDING

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and The Carpenters were the best-selling young recording act in America. Rock ’n’ roll was dead! The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club that put the punk back in rock will come to movie theaters ...

Los Lobos: Kiko - 20th Anniversary Edition

Read "Los Lobos: Kiko - 20th Anniversary Edition" reviewed by Skip Heller

Los Lobos

Kiko: 20th Anniversary Edition

Shout! Factory

2012

Looking over the punk-era rise of Los Angeles roots rock, reveals an embarrassment of musical riches. The prototypical outfit was The Blasters, a literate working class rockabilly-tinged barband whose songs (written by Dave Alvin) were knowing, compassionate stories of real American life, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark O'Leary / Han Bennink: Television

Read "Television" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It's a proven fact that rising guitar superhero Mark O'Leary only performs with the cr?me de la cr?me of progressive-jazz improvisers. No doubt, he's on a fast-track pace via notable recordings for Leo Records and others. This 2008 endeavor marks the Irish guitarist's inaugural outing for Sweden-based Ayler Records, and it's a download-only MP3 product that ...