Empires Strike Back; Fireworks Go Off

With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending “May the Fourth Be With You” nonsense about to occur) , it was inevitable that a Jedi fanboy like me was going to ask the alt-rock band Empires about the saga in some way shape or form when ..

Catching “Waves” with Sleeper Agent; Going “Home” Again with Deluka

In life, there are so many things I don’t know for sure. That said, I do know a few solid truths. For example, I know that the recent overuse of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” has reached its end. It’s this year’s “epic,” and it’s over. Next, I know Arcade Fire really needs to stick to ..

“Climbing Walls” with Strange Talk; Ch-Ch-Check Out the Guy Behind “MCA Day”

Grown ups what do they know Living by the stories on the radio Bad news on the TV headlines are made of reality – Strange Talk, “Young Hearts” Listening to Strange Talk’s breakout single “Young Hearts,” I’m immediately transported back to my youth, and rocking out in my car during my formative late teenage years. ..

The Sinus Sessions: Night Terrors of 1927 and Caught a Ghost

This winter was brutal for just about everyone on the East Coast. It seemed to snow every other day, and the bitter cold made you want to retire to Florida with the old folks and their Mahjong games. During the brutal season, I personally was struck with not one or two but four sinus infections. ..

nA-Sides on the Red Carpet: O’Neill Theater Center Honors Streep in New York

Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for decades now. On Monday evening, however, her deep roots in theatre were front and center. In an audience filled with longtime friends, peers and classmates from her days ..

Scott Stapp Takes Solo Career to a “Higher” Level

It looks like Scott Stapp has set himself free from his “own prison,” and is embracing life to the fullest with his second solo album fittingly entitled Proof of Life. It’s been no secret that the Creed frontman has had his shair of struggles over the years, and we can stop it at that. If ..

Farewell and Goodnight, Roseland Ballroom

“Standing in line to See the show tonight And there’s a light on Heavy glow” – RHCP Waiting on a line that wrapped around two or sometimes three blocks – often times – getting soaked by a cold and misty rain. Approaching the marquee, and having chills give way to adrenaline pumping. Getting patted down ..

Revelations with Los Lonely Boys; Igniting Fire & the Romance

In 2004, Los Lonely Boys broke through the mainstream faster than a vintage Rickey Henderson on roller skates in an ice storm with their inspiring song “Heaven.” It’s hard to believe the “Texican” rock trio dropped that super hit a decade ago. What’s even harder to believe is that this band of brothers (Henry Garza, ..