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Wild times with The Turtles

Howard Kaylan was shaking in his boots. His band, The Turtles, were riding high as their joyous ray of pop-rock sunshine “Happy Together” was sitting atop the singles charts at #1 in 1967, but the singer had gotten his draft …

Live review: The Meat Puppets in Madison

Time may have passed the Meat Puppets by, but the great thing about the brothers Kirkwood — plus drummer Ted Marcus — is they don’t care about trying to keep up with current trends. Sure their high-water mark, at least …

Become Goldmine's next Superfan!

Got a record or music-memorabilia collection that goes way above and beyond that of the normal collector? Want to show it off to the world and possibly win a grand prize package worth $4,000? Then have we got a competition …

Elizabeth & The Catapults talk 'Taller Children'

There’s a difference, obviously, between being child-like and childish. Undoubtedly, Elizabeth & The Catapults are more the former than the latter. Propelled by the bouncy piano stylings and classic pop sensibilities of Elizabeth Abby Lynn Ziman, Elizabeth & The Catapults …

More from Pete Townshend biographer Mark Wilkerson

Released last September, Mark Wilkerson’s “Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend” is, as Mojo magazine described it, ” … extraordinarily detailed … the best Townshend research tool ever.” Don’t be quick to dismiss that as the hyperbole of …

Hopewell discusses 'Abbey Road' … and their mom

Growing ever wilder and more daring with each release, upstate New York’s Hopewell has managed to traverse celestial worlds and the vast terrain of the imagination with its mix of powerful psychedelia and symphonic space-rock. Hugely influenced by The Beatles, …

Deastro talks 'Abbey Road'

Randy Chalbot is the driving force behind the Detroit electro-pop band Deastro, whose absolutely gorgeous video pastiche for “The Shaded Forests” — with its bittersweet, wonderfully crafted melody borne on mushrooming, heavenly synths and driving guitars — is included below. …

Jack White, Dex Romweber Duo team up

[Editor’s note: This blog seemed to have gotten lost in a recent computer snafu, so I’m reprinting it with the hope that this time, you’ll all be able to read it — unfortunately, sans photo, but now with a YouTube …

The Oranges Band and Baltimore's mid-'90s music scene

Nobody really thinks of Baltimore, Md., as once having a “scene.” That is a music scene, with a handful of bands working on rewriting the rock rule book and challenging convention and all that. At least that’s how Baltimore of …