#LINKFROGGING...you know I will
It happened a couple of days early, but Michael Monroe (via the pic above) has announced his new guiitarst. Replacing Ginger on stage-right will be Backyard Baby and Hellacopter....Dregen!
Though certainly not the highest-profile potential replacement (Andy McCoy, Nasty Suicide, Steve Stevens, Todd Youth, Richard Fortus, Izzy Stradlin), Dregen will fit in perfectly. I had the chance to see a spectacular set by Backyard Babies at a SXSW Man's Ruin shoucase in the mid '90s ...
Starting in August 1986 I had the opportunity to spend several months working at London's Marquee Club at 90 Wardour St. in Soho. In the spring semester of 1986 I had taken a class called the Sociology of Rock n' Roll. I liked it. Especially the field work. So much so that I asked the professor at the end if he'd sponsor me in an independent study for the '86-87 school year further developing some of the themes addressed in the class. After some back and forth we decided that applying negotiated...
In 1984, shortly after Hanoi Rocks moved from Stockholm (where they’d already resettled from their hometown of Helsinki) to London, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide, and Razzle recorded with Knox, singer/songwriter of the Vibrators, as Fallen Angels. Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy also guested on the record, credited as Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid.
Knox, who shared management with Hanoi Rocks, had a lot of material he hadn’t recorded with the Vibrators, and the managers, doing what they...
A long time ago, on a shoreline far far away there lived a boy who liked nothing more than rifling through his parents’ record collections, putting the headphones on, and disappearing to a place even further away. Particular favorites included: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ ‘Apostrophe,’ ‘Cruisin’ With Ruben and the Jets,’ and ‘Out Of The Blue.’
The first album I ever owned was K-tels ‘Disco Nights’ compilation. Grandmas are ...
theART: Steven (drums); Jak (gtr/vox); KJ (bass/vox); Azaria (vox/gtr).
Mar. 18, 2009, 2:30 p: SXSW 2009 – IndieHouston @ Co-Lab Space, Austin.
Mar. 20, 2009, 11 p: SXSW 2009 – Maggie Mae’s, Austin.
Mar. 21, 2009, 12:45 p: SXSW 2009 – Aussie Acoustic – Whole Foods, Austin.
Mar. 22, 2009, 8 p: IndieHouston.org, w/JAPANTHER, Houston
Mar. 23, 2009, 10 p: Saturn Bar – ALL AGES, New Orleans
Apr. 10, 2009, 10 p: Beauty Bar, Austin