The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in 14 weeks. That's a dre ... More >>
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It's hard to believe it was already 10 years ago that George Harrison lost his battle with cancer. Most people remember where they were when they learned that Kurt Cobain committed suicide or the Challenger space shuttle fell out of the sky; for whatever reason, I remember the exact moment that I ... More >>
Aw, just look at him. That there is Justin Beaver, so named after the Bronx Zoo held an open vote - in other words, an open door to the inevitable. He's the second beaver to take New York in 200 years, keeping Jose company whilst they free-float down the Bronx River (which if you've never smelled ... More >>
Two iconic performers who gained prominence in the '60s, Frankie Valli and Ringo Starr, each made a stop at Mystic Lake this past weekend to perform their best-loved songs. Valli appeared with a re-vamped Four Seasons to perform hits like "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" to a sing-along crowd, while ... More >>
From South Korea to South Africa
The Electric Fetus has long been our cities' most widely respected independent record store (I'm not picking favorites here, but did Ringo Starr wear your store's shirt to the Grammys? Just sayin' is all), operating for two score and two and employing a laundry list of local scene stalwarts throu ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
Photo via Future Antiques' MySpace pageThe Future Antiques confound in name and perplex in content. It isn't that the songs on their highly convincing debut Another Twisted Ending aren't accessible, don't get you grooving. It's that, for all their sonic familiarity, you simply can't pin them down ... More >>
McCartney gazes into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back.
Name change and new record see group reinventing the jam band
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'