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NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

"If You Like The Beatles..." (Backbeat Books)

"If You Like The Beatles..." (Backbeat Books)

"Pollock is perhaps the most important scholar of American pop music." —Greg Shaw, Bomp Bookshelf The Beatles are arguably the most influential cultural phenomena of the 20th century. They inspired countless bands that followed in their wake. But who inspired the Beatles? Author Bruce Pollock tackled that question in his latest book, If You Like The Beatles... ...

NEWS: EVENT

Mickey Leigh’s New Yorkestra Debuts In Concert; Opening For Cheap Trick August 18th In Coney Island, NY

New York, NY: After a lengthy absence, MICKEY LEIGH presents his first original band full concert in 10 years featuring all his original material. The newly formed group will debut on Thursday, August 18th as part of the 2011 Seaside Summer Concert Series in famous Coney Island, NY, opening for Cheap Trick. Since 2001, LEIGH has been ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

TJay Is On A Roll! After Opening For The Doobie Brothers, TJay Is Recording A New Album with Special Guests John Popper and Ryan Macmillan

NY-based singer/songwriter TJay has good reason to be excited these days. Since the release of his debut album “Take A Seat" in 2009, TJay has toured throughout the Northeast, landing opening slots for Blues Traveler and Little Feat. Just last week, he had an encore performance opening for Blues Traveler in Ridgefield, CT. TJay's reputation as ...

NEWS: EVENT

2011 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Details Unveiled; 10 Years After His Passing, The Punk-Rock Legend Lives On

New York, NY: On what would have been his 60th birthday, the life of punk icon JOEY RAMONE will once again be celebrated at the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH which takes place Thursday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced this ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Beatles' "Across The Universe" Featured On Mimi Betinis' Debut Album "All That Glitters"

"ALL THAT GLITTERS" ALBUM SHOWCASES NINE ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AS WELL AS A STRIKING RENDITION OF THE BEATLES' “ACROSS THE UNIVERSE" Chicago can lay claim to being the birthplace of “power pop" thanks to the late 1970's group Pezband. The local musicians, who garnered international accolades from the media and fans, had that description bestowed upon them by an ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

“I Slept With Joey Ramone – A Punk Rock Family Memoir” Released In Paperback; New Added Epilogue Contains Detailed Updated Events!

When Mickey Leigh—musician and brother of punk rock star Joey Ramone—wrote “I Slept With Joey Ramone—A Punk Rock Family Memoir," he thought he'd told it all: what it was like to grow up as Joey's younger brother, how the formation of the Ramones band came to be, the behind the scenes highs and lows of the music ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lost Journal Inspires New Album; Singer/Songwriter Geoffrey Armes Releases “Inside A Wall”

Lost Journal Inspires New Album; Singer/Songwriter Geoffrey Armes Releases “Inside A Wall”

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter GEOFFREY ARMES' next album, “Inside a Wall," is slated to be released on October 28th, 2010. Now a resident of NYC, the British musician spent the majority of his adult life globe trotting, picking up a wide array of musical and cultural influences, evident in his music. ARMES' work has been described as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Have You Met Oscar Hamilton?

Have you met Oscar Hamilton? He has a foul attitude, is always dressed for formal occasions, and is amassing an army of followers from the animal kingdom. “Animal kingdom," you ask? Yes. Though Oscar Hamilton sounds like a name that belongs to a movie star, social elite, or a dignified statesman, quite the opposite is true. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Are You Ready For The Penguin Revolution?

"THE PENGUIN REVOLUTION knows how to throw a party. Mixing genres in clever ways, they tell the continuing story of penguin Oscar Hamilton, who is after nothing short of world domination."—This Week In New York THE PENGUIN REVOLUTION started as the brain-child of then 16-year-old band founder Kevin McIntyre while visiting the aquarium at the zoo. Kevin ...