Howlin Rain-The Russian Wilds

Dear reader, do names like Leslie West, Rod Argent, Ken Hensley and Carlos Santana mean anything to you? Or what about Deep Purple, Mountain, Uriah Heep and Steely Dan? If after reading those names you felt an involuntary surge of stomach acid come up your throat, then do as Bob Seger once said, and turn […]

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Frankie Rose-Interstellar

If you’re not familiar with Frankie Rose, let me fill you in: Brooklyn-based Frankie Rose was an original member of garage rock staples Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls before going out on her own in 2009.  She released her first full length album under the name Frankie Rose and the Outs in 2010. She’s dropped the Outs, and Frankie Rose […]

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In Memory of Ruthie

Cancer’s a bitch. Not a revelation, I know.  But until you’ve witnessed it firsthand, you really don’t know to what depths of suffering a human can endure.  Ruthie Filley, she knew.  Ruthie is, was, and always shall be my grandma.  ‘Boobie’, as my grandpa Jack affectionately called her.  I never knew where that came from, and […]

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The Great Cockfight in the Sky

As told by Richard ‘Shorty’ Phelps III Man, I can’t wait to die and get to heaven.  It’s gonna be some wild shit for sure.  I mean, being here is alright and all.  I got stock car races, Waylon Jennings cassettes and the Blue Collar Comedy tour videos to make me laugh till I snort. […]

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