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I totally met Michael Nesmith and I didn't pass out

So Mike Nesmith. Yeah. WTF, right? Private, reclusive, mysterious for many years. A couple of years back, he got on Facebook and he posts long, winding tales about himself, his dogs, his home, his past, and a really lovely Mother's Day post last weekend. Photos go up. The whole thing. It's like he disappeared and then came back on his own terms. I didn't know how to take it. I'm a huge Monkees fan, no doubt. And, being a woman/girl of a certain age, I have a favorite and that favorite is…


Added by Anna Borg on May 17, 2013 at 10:29pm — 7 Comments

DeadbeatPoets "Johnny Sincere" Pick The Picture Sleeve!

In honor of the release of our new single "Johnny Sincere", we're asking you, the fans, to vote and tell us what art work you think best represents the song. The two options are "retro radio" and "girl riot". While the art work is very low resolution and will ultimately be finessed for the final version we wanted to include the best fans in the world in the decision making process. Whichever version gets the most votes, wins, it's that simple. And…


Added by Frank Secich on May 5, 2013 at 10:03pm — 3 Comments

I love motorcycles

I love motorcycles There, I said it. When I graduate college in a couple of months, I promised myself two things: I promised my mother that I would get a bigger flat (apartment) and for myself, a motorcycle. That’s right, you heard correct a motorcycle. Ever since I was a teenager and I watched Easy Rider on VHS, DVD was…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on March 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Revisionists - Universal

Recently uploaded this to You Tube-I can't remember if I heard about this from Rock And Roll Tribe or…


Added by Thomas Cruz on February 6, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

End Times. Indeed.

Keef and Tom Waits duet the old standard Shenandoah here:

As one of my friends described it...."the feral voices of centuries of cigarette and booze destruction. A mighty force indeed."

Despite my warnings below, I listened.  (As Hunter Thompson used to say, "After all, I am a Professional.")  It reminded me of this movie exchange:

Dr. Egon…


Added by Stan Schwieger on January 9, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Carol Miller- Up All Night -My Life and Times in Rock Radio

At one-time the Disc-Jockey life sounded pretty cool. If you could not make it as

a rock singer, then being a DJ was next best thing. When I was a teenager growing

up, rock radio was exciting, risky, and dangerous. In the 1950’s, rock and roll songs were no more and no more less than 2 to 3 minutes.…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on November 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

its about time

Rush and Deep Purple have finally been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Iconic British outfit Purple have been eligible for entry for 20 years while the Canadians have been eligible for 15. Both had been ignored up until 2013′s shortlist, with the subject a common one among fans and media alike.

They’re nominated alongside Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Procol Harum, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Albert King, Kraftwerk,…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on October 4, 2012 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

my local record store

For the past 30 years, Hogwild records has been San Antonio’s only independent record store. They have survived by offering a wide selection of Metal, Punk, Hardcore, and Texas Music. They also offer a wide selection of T-Shirts and DVD’s and every now and then sell…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on May 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Rock show starts at 8pm, I get home in time for reasonable amount of sleep. This rocks!

Last night I trooped out to Precinct in Somerville MA see awesome Boston Fop-Rockers The Upper Crust, I wish this story was about how awesome they were, because they are, but actually it's about how I was excited to get out, see a band at 8PM. There was no opener, it was straight on to headliner for 3 sets for $10.  I was home by 11:15.  More bars should do these early shows on a weeknight.  I know they want to be open all night, but why not get drinkers in early instead of seeing if…


Added by MzAmar on April 20, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments


Hey All,

Wanted to tell you guys about a new site I’ve launched called intro.verse.chorus.

It’s a blog about songwriting by and for songwriters. I’ll be writing as well as moderating, with other writers contributing as we go. Please visit, look around, subscribe if you like and pass along to the songwriter/musician in your life -



Added by Mark Bacino on April 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FREE all '60s garage rock 45s dance, 5/5/12.



>Big Sir and Jumpy team up again to bring you the best in unhinged ‘60s garage rock 45s!

Big Sir is even rushing over from another gig!  Make it worth his while.


Sat. May 5, 10PM-4AM, Satellite Lounge, 143 Havemeyer Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Come for lots of choices of beer, pinball, smoker’s lounge, clean restrooms and best of all, it’s FREE!

L or G train to…


Added by Pat Jumpy on May 3, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Taking action to keep a rocking community alive.

This fantastic forum is not the only one I am a member of but is definitely now 100% my favourite. I hope no one minds but classic rock magazine is permanently shutting down their forum this coming wednsday as a buisiness decision so I done the only sensible thing and invited them all over to here. I figured since thats where I heard about rcok and roll tribe in the first place it was the only logical choice. There are/were some great guys on that forum with a lot of humour thrown in and it…


Added by shermo on April 27, 2012 at 8:12pm — 10 Comments

Sparky Sundays on - April 1, 2012 - The Play Lists

Sparky Sundays on

Round about four hours of amazing Independent artists every Sunday on ScrubRadio! Running the gambit from the avant garde - to acoustic - to power pop and beyond! Join the cool kids! Every Sunday, 10A(+) to 2P EDT (3-7PM UK) on

AIR DATE: April 1, 2012



Added by Sparky ShockPop on April 2, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Johnny Ramone -Commando

This is a book that is done with the greatest of love that one can hope for. When Johnny Ramone passed away he was working on a book. His friends John Cafiero along with Steve Miller and Henry Rollins made a promise to him to finish the book. They have kept that promise as well as keeping Johnny's…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on March 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Bob Gruen-Rock Seen

In the Webster's dictionary on the term craftsmanship, the word means skilled -artisan. That is how best that can be described the body of work done by Bob Gruen. Bob Gruen is a skilled artisan and his work speaks for its self.

 Its all here, especially the iconic photos of John…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on February 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Is the White Album Too Long?

The White Album begs the question: WWGMD (What Would George Martin Do)? GM has been quoted as saying if the Beatles would have pared down this double LP to 14 songs it would have been brilliant. I've often sided with him, but I never actually thought it out. So, I decided to make my own, perfect…


Added by maximum jack on February 19, 2012 at 9:45pm — 8 Comments

Sparky's Favorite CDs of 2011

Sparky's Favorite CDs of 2011

Happy New Year!

I've stated it in years past, and I'll say it again... I really hate making year end lists! I play what I like and I like what I play, so everything that I play…


Added by Sparky ShockPop on January 4, 2012 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

MTVs 30th Anniversary

MTVs 30th anniversary

By Ted Knapinsky

When we look back on the impact of MTV and the development of rock videos, we have go back to the formation of rock and roll shows that were on television. American Bandstand, Soul Train, and Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert,

These shows were very popular because cable television had not taken hold on the American conscience. These shows played a vital importance in terms of music, politics, fashion, and what was happening in the…


Added by Theodore Knapinsky on November 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Deadbeat Poets' The Man With The X-Ray Eyes Nominated!

BREAKING NEWS! The Deadbeat Poets song "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes" has been nominated for "Coolest Song In The World For 2011" on Little Steven's Underground Garage. Voting will take place from November 23rd until December 23rd. I will post details later. Last year (2010) we were…

Added by Frank Secich on November 17, 2011 at 6:09am — 3 Comments

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