According to Sara Niemietz... "I've always seen myself as a musical storyteller, and 'Out of Order' is one of those tales
After moving to the States at a very young age from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she became the drummer in the original lineup of the Cramps. Linna was a drummer -- a chick drummer -- and this was pre-Bangles, Go-Gos, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes. There were no chick drummers in the 1970s. People took notice. Joey Ramone, for instance.
JH: It was a pleasure. I hope our paths cross again. MR: And Elektra seems to have been as great as the people behind it
Spring has arrived -- flowers and music in full bloom. Some of it only hints at what might be as summer approaches. Until then, here are few things I'm carting around in my wheelbarrow. Dig it.
Happy Birthday, Maria Sibylla Merian!: Have you checked out today's Google Doodle? The search engine is rightfully paying
[via THR] "I knew I could do it," Badgley told Vulture. "I was not concerned about the singing. I was concerned about doing
There are times when you know -- you just know -- that someone is lip-syncing. So imagine my immense surprise at the Toronto Film Festival screening of Jeff Buckley biopic Greetings From Tim Buckley, when Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley opened his mouth to sing, and it was his voice, and it was good. Not just actor-good, but good-good.
This week we review albums by Jackie Gleason (with his orchestra), George Harrison, Dexter Gordon, Shakira and other artists.
This week, we feature songs by the Cocteau Twins, JJ Grey & Mofro, modeselektor, Tim Buckley, and Citizen Cope.