Category Archives: Interviews

A Day Of Blues To Be Livestreamed On Can’t Stop The Blues–10+Hours Of Free Music To Help Local Charities

A Day of Blues is the Long Beach Blues Society’s answer to keeping the music, events and important charitable donations going during the COVID-19 crisis. Featured artists will include Robert Cray, Keb’ Mo’, Tommy Castro, Diana Rein, Sugarray Rayford, Blind … Continue reading

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Vicarious Living During Covid: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Digital Exhibition ‘Endless Summer’ Online Now

Rock stars, movie stars, and sports stars. Hotel pools, fancy cars, and beaches. Concerts, speedways, and bedrooms. The Morrison Hotel Gallery opened its “Endless Summer” photographic exhibition on June 20, 2020, featuring work by photographers as legendary and talented as … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 08/07/2020

Who Was Steven Parent? On August 5, 2020, Scott Michaels, owner of Dearly Departed Tours and Hollywood film consultant, posted the story of Steven Parent, one of the lesser-known victims of the Manson Family. What was this 18-year old from … Continue reading

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Director Interview – Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash with Jared Cohn

There are few bands that are woven into the very fabric and history of a region’s culture, bands that are even regarded as a lifestyle. With lyrics and music relating to everyone from the common working man to the deployed … Continue reading

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Dreamland Alert: John Waters and Jim Jarmusch 8/4 and More

Global pandemic be damned: John Waters has a new book to promote, and the beloved cult filmmaker, raconteur, and once and future Pope of Trash will appear – virtually, at least – at three upcoming online events, including one for … Continue reading

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The Public Image is Rotten: John Lydon’s Zoom Interview

A friend of mine from Canada sent me a text, “Are you going to the PiL Official Johnny Lydon talk on Zoom?” So I signed up for Lydon’s “Quarantine Party Only For The Headstrong,” which was being held to celebrate … Continue reading

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Talking X’s New Release ‘Alphabetland’ with DJ Bonebrake

By Andy Nystrom. Originally posted on There’s Something Hard in There. As droplets of rain plunked down upon my car’s windshield and the dreary sky became further shrouded in darkness, I waited and wondered what another pandemic day would toss … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Musicians In Many Ways: Interviews

The Coronavirus pandemic affects musicians in a lot of ways, and certainly more than many other careers. Major festivals, such as Coachella in Southern California, Treefort in Boise, Ultra in Miami and SXSW in Austin have been postponed. These have … Continue reading

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Cult Classic ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Lush Restoration and Interviews with the Filmmakers

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979) is a movie about a teen-aged songwriter absolutely determined to meet her favorite band so they can play her songs. She cuts school and camps out in front of the venue to get concert tickets … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More New and Notable (Award Bait Edition)

“Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” (2019, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) Everything you really need to know about Quentin Tarantino‘s reality-bending Hollywood drama can be found here in Elise’s write-up, so I will simply add: the Bruce Lee scene and … Continue reading

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