In the best beginning of a year I could hope for, I got to watch the artists’ process for a week. Hellbound Glory played a bunch of shows booked near here, and I was happy to host them. I attended two performances and heard Leroy singing this and that off and on. Heaven. More
22 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
in Brooklyn, Music Tags: Adam Kowalski, City Winery, Elektra Records, Hank Williams Sr., Hank's Saloon, Hellbound Glory, Jac Holzman, JD Patch, Jeff Kazee, Jim Morrison, Leon Russell, music, Strand Smokehouse, The Doors
09 Dec 2013 2 Comments
in Art, Brooklyn, Music Tags: Biggie, Carrie May, ChristyFestII, crème de la crème, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Konrad Wert, Lone Wolf OMB, Olds Sleeper, Possessed By Paul James, Ten Foot Polecats, Valerie June
In tune with the weather, we saw a super storm of fantastic music in 2013. We’re going to be listening to these albums for years to come. I can’t bring myself to put these in order because they mean so many things; they’re not meant to be ranked.
Here are my crème de la crème of 2013:
08 Sep 2013 Leave a comment
A mere week after the magic of Muddy Roots 2013 (I’m still processing), Hellbound Glory full band plays one of my favorite venues, The Bell House (also home to my Secret Science Club) and he sang my favorite song, Showing Off Sure is Fun, that he was creating last time they played here. From him snapping his fingers in my kitchen, to a full band with a stadium riff sent me sailing. I wish I could have experienced it large scale. Seeing it at Muddy Roots is a close second. More
14 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
Fresh on their tour with Kid Rock, our very own Blake got to see Hellbound Glory play and got a backstage interview with Leroy. How cool is that? Better still? He asked all the questions we want answered: More
07 Apr 2013 2 Comments
in Brooklyn, Music Tags: Brooklyn, Dead Amble, entertainment, Jet Black Bullseye, music, Public Assembly, Rachel Brooke, Rebel Angel Productions, rocky horror picture show, rocky horror picture show songs, SlapBack Brooklyn
Not only did Rachel Brooke come to NYC to sing with a full band, we got to spend time together. Rachel with a full band is the bee’s knees. On bass is Brooks Robbins and he is just the coolest cat. We sang Rocky Horror Picture Show songs in the van on the way to the gig. Her brother Andy is on drums and he is so good, and is a fellow sound aficionado. On guitar is Nick who gave me my perfect show moment when I heard him start up Serpentine Blues. During the show, Rachel sang a few songs with just her guitar, and there wasn’t a dry eye in Public Assembly during Life Sentence Blues. More
06 Nov 2012 Leave a comment
I’ve tried to write about it, but I can’t. Suffice to say I dodged a bullet.
If you have the comforts of heat and Google, I ask you to please find a way to donate, help, or pray.
Here are images I’ve collected from the internets (and a few of my own):