A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Theodore Knapinsky on March 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Recently uploaded this to You Tube-I can't remember if I heard about this from Rock And Roll Tribe or…Continue
Added by Thomas Cruz on February 6, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments
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:Continue
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
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by MzAmar on April 20, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
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
>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…Continue
Added by Pat Jumpy on May 3, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Sparky Sundays on ScrubRadio.com
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 ScrubRadio.com
AIR DATE: April 1, 2012
FEATURED ARTISTS: …Continue
Added by Sparky ShockPop on April 2, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Theodore Knapinsky on February 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
I'm very saddened to hear about the death of Etta James. What a talent and one of the mainstays of Chess Records. Not many songs are more moving than her "At Last" and not many are hotter than "Tell Mama".
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…Continue
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