A television journalist gives up a career in broadcasting to open a record store that thrives on its diversity
by John Curley—Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog. In this blog I will be discussing the best of the music from the UK. I will be covering many genres—rock, pop, electronica, punk, indie—and discussing bands and artists from the classic-rock era all the way up to today.
In 1984, the little-known Hollis, Queens-based rap trio Run-D.M.C. released its third single, “Rock Box,” a mid-tempo song which had the group’s two emcees laying rhymes over a blistering guitar riff.
Little Boots began her tour of North America with a spectacular sold-out show at NYC’s Highline Ballroom on the same day that her debut album, Hands, received its American release.
Since opening in 1981, Yesterday & Today Records has occupied multiple locations serving different markets.
In 1960, Elvis Presley was an international star; The Beatles were unknown outside of their native Liverpool. But by the end the year, The Beatles were firmly on the way to becoming stars themselves. And though the only face-to-face meeting between Elvis and The Beatles, at Presley’s Los Angeles home on Aug. 27, 1965, was to be their most notable interaction, the two legendary acts also crossed paths in various other ways over the years.
Christie’s latest Pop Culture Auction is a watershed moment for punk and grunge collectibles.
Bruce Pollock’s upcoming book, reviewed by Joyce Greenholdt
ZZ Top had a fantastic dozen-year run, helping to define the music of the ’70s, and with any other band, the story would have ended there. How Eliminator gave the little ol’ band from Texas a modern makeover.
One of the founding members of the "Clown Princes of Rock and Roll" talks about his career and his recently published biography, "Yakety Yak, I Fought Back."