It “Never Gets Old” with Penguin Prison; “Something Good” with Dead Sara

Penguin Prison – photo by ShootMePeter.com Apologies to Bartholomew Cubbins (just Google it), Pengiun Prison may have you beat by the amount of hats he wears. Born Christopher Glover, the New York-based musician has done it from singing to songwriting to producing to DJing. On May 5, he’ll drop his second album Lost In New ..

Ride the Retro and ‘Trip Into’ Jeremy and the Harlequins

If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you’d likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you’ve updated your satellites. Speaking of which, is that still a thing? I use my phone. Anyway, the ever-so-retro Jeremy and The Harlequins ..

‘Lovin’ On’ Cary Brothers; Recruiting Ex-Cops

It’s hard to believe Zach Braff’s outstanding coming-of-age flick Garden State is approaching its 11th anniversary. This A) makes me — probably you — feel old but B) makes me gleam from ear-to-ear because the film as well as its classic soundtrack still hold up and carries the same weight it did in 2004. Among ..

Brian Wilson and the Summer of 2015

The irony wasn’t lost on me. Neither was the level of awesomeness. A few weeks ago, I was stuck in my car during a snowstorm awaiting a phone call from a legendary Beach Boy. As the phone rang – and with my frozen laptop fully charged, music legend Brian Wilson, a man synonymous with making ..

You Should Know… Karen Pittman

Karen Pittman has stolen so many scenes, she should’ve been locked up years ago. I mean that figuratively, and man that opening line, which is still going on by the way, was pretty lame. Yet, it’s true. The Broadway veteran and television actress has been a force for years – from her recent turn as ..

“I Am Froot!” – Marina and the Diamonds Shining Bright

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, Marina And The Diamonds have long been your ears BFFs – both of ‘em. The band fronted by the beautifully talented Marina Diamandis, dropped her third album entitled FROOT last week, and it’s almost certainly going to propel MTD her/them to such great heights. The title ..

Run! AWOLNATION Run!

AWOLNATION’S “Sail” had a boomerang effect on radio. It was released in early 2011, killed it on alt-rock charts months later, hit the mainstream Billboard charts by year’s end, dropped off of the countdown some five months later, and stormed right back a year later en route to going six-times platinum. Not every song has ..

Shaggy is the Real “Mr. Worldwide”

Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you’ll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn’t care about “A.” You’ll also learn right off the bat he’s the chillest ..