Italo sensation Den Harrow returns (sort of) for New Wave 80’s Memorial Weekend in Huntington Beach

    Den Harrow, the Italo disco star famous for such timeless ’80s classics as “Bad boy,” “Charleston,” “Future brain,” “Mad desire” is coming to perform for his first time ever in California… sort of. Actually, Den Harrow was an invented character but the sources of the voice and music behind him, Tom Hooker and Miki Chieregato, … Continue reading Italo sensation Den Harrow returns (sort of) for New Wave 80’s Memorial Weekend in Huntington Beach

Tim Smooth, pioneering and influential New Orleans rapper, has passed away

Pioneering New Orleans rapper Tim Smooth died yesterday (Tuesday 26th 2011) at the young age of 39, after a long battle with cancer. Though not a household name outside of New Orleans and circles of New Orleans Rap fans, he was one of the undisputed pioneers in the city’s scene. Like a hip-hop Zelig he … Continue reading Tim Smooth, pioneering and influential New Orleans rapper, has passed away

New Orleans Block Party – Bounce Music goes to SXSW 2010

This looks incredible. South By Southwest is hosting a bounce music showcase. This is your chance to experience some of the biggest talents to come out of the New Orleans Rap scene. Although they made their pledge goals, you can still donate and get various merchandise. Now I may have to go to SXSW for the … Continue reading New Orleans Block Party – Bounce Music goes to SXSW 2010

Fucking with the Tombstone! — A history of New Orleans’s Tombstone Records

This blog entry is a look back at one of New Orleans‘s more obscure hip-hip labels, Tombstone. Tombstone Records was a notable New Orleans Rap label in the 1990s that released a handful of high caliber releases that sold over 100,000 albums around the South in three years before abruptly ceasing operations after a series … Continue reading Fucking with the Tombstone! — A history of New Orleans’s Tombstone Records

The unsung heroines of Punk/Post-Punk/No Wave/New Wave

Since its beginning, rock music has been a male dominated affair. Women, such as Wanda Jackson, were not just anomalies but curiosities. By the ’60s there were plenty of girl groups, female soul singers and a few female-fronted rock bands, but the few actually female-dominated rock bands like Ace of Cups, Fanny, The Girls, Goldie … Continue reading The unsung heroines of Punk/Post-Punk/No Wave/New Wave

Happy New Year! Or, Stay Home and Watch a New Year’s Eve-Centric Movie

After the Thin Man (entire film)   Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! (Part 1 of 2)     Metropolitan (trailer) New Year’s Evil (entire film) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (entire film) Terror Train (trailer) Вовочка (trailer)                           ***** Eric Brightwell is an adventurer, writer, … Continue reading Happy New Year! Or, Stay Home and Watch a New Year’s Eve-Centric Movie

marking the beginning of a new venture — or, my first post

The following is a repost of a blog which originally appeared on Amoeba Music‘s Amoeblog I finally got around to watching the most recent 北野 武 Takeshi Kitano dvd the other night– 2005’s Takeshis’ …   It concerns an established actor, Beat Takeshi, and his crossing paths with a struggling actor, Takeshi Kitano. A significant number … Continue reading marking the beginning of a new venture — or, my first post