Wayne County & The Electric Chairs – “Nighttime” Glampunk Live on Rockpalast 1978

Before Hedwig was a twinkle in John Cameron Mitchell’s eye, (or he in his mother’s eye, for that matter!) there was Jayne County. A brash and bawdy transsexual rocker who got her start performing in John Vaccaro’s Theater of The Ridiculous, a savage, avant-garde, glitter-dipped collective of drag performers and other misfits. A roll in Andy Warhol’s Pork led to a trip to London where Ms. County, along co-star Cherry Vanilla and photographer Leee Black Childers crossed paths with a young...

The Senders “Please Give Me Something” Bluesy New York Punk!

I have recently become a big fan of The Senders with their bluesy mix of garage and 50’s rock n’ roll. Philippe Marcade (whom you may know from Please Kill Me) co-founded the group with ex-boxer Steve Shevlin in 1976, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  The Senders were beloved fixtures of the New York punk scene performing at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s with the likes of  Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (JT even played guitar for a few of The Senders early gigs.) as well...

BITERS Release Smokin’ Hot New Single – Stone Cold Love

NEW BITERS RECORD OUT MAY 19th! Well 2017 is certainly looking up as far as I’m concerned (musically at least) and now there’s a new Biters album on the horizon. The Atlanta rockers will release their second record The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be via Earache on May 19th. Stone Cold Love is the first single and the band sounds MASSIVE, pumping out a swaggering T-Rex/Sweet glam rock earworm. Vocalist/guitarist Tuk Smith says: “For this album, I wanted to go back to...

New Music – Rosemarie by The Phantom Cowboys

This track is off the new and quite excellent EP ‘Dead Men’s Clothes ‘ by The Phantom Cowboys. Very cool mix of of different types of billy music. Get ready to hit that repeat button, fun stuff. a little history: The Phantom Cowboys were formed in Norwich in 1994 and immediately defied easy categorization with their unique mix of rockabilly, jazz, punk and sinister pop music. Throughout their career, the band has consisted of Lord Emsworth on the guitar and vocals, Rob on...

ALL THEM WITCHES – Hypnotizing Blues Serpent From Upcoming Album…

‘Alabaster’ by ALL THEM WITCHES The Nashville-based psychedelic blues outlaws ALL THEM WITCHES will release their fourth album ‘Sleeping Through The War’ next week – February 24th. All details here on Bandcamp . Here’s ALABASTER, one of the new tracks. A tale of alienation wrapped in an ongoing, hypnotizing blues jam with a voodoo vibe. A sonic serpent that creeps slowly but surely under your skin. Mind-twisting score! Get ready for a fascinating...

PRINCE – Poignant Observations In ‘Sign Of The Times’ 30 Years Ago Today…

‘Sign Of The Times’ by PRINCE The late genius PRINCE released single SIGN OF THE TIMES thirty years ago today – on 18 February 1987. A brilliant funky dance diamond, but lyrically dealing with use of drugs, violence, AIDS and referring to the dark side of Ronald Reagan‘s presidency years. I wonder, if Prince was still alive, what he would have written about the sign of the times of today’s America… Oh yeah! In France, a skinny man died of a big disease with...