Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits

Larkin Poe have sprinkled a few renditions of old blues songs into their tracklistings from time to time, but their forthcoming album Kindred Spirits finds them filling an entire album with cover versions, largely selected from the classic rock display case in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The project stems from the Georgia… Continue reading Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits

Danzig – Sings Elvis

It is no secret that one of the main influences on Glenn Danzig’s vocals, musical taste and upbringing has been Elvis Presley. Glenn grew up listening to Elvis and has emulated The Kings’s crooning throughout his storied career with the Misfits, Samhain, and solo work. It’s been rumored that he was making an Elvis covers… Continue reading Danzig – Sings Elvis

Star Bar Co-Founder David Heany Has Died

David Heany, one of the original owners and founders of the Star Community Bar in Little Five Points, has died. Heany, 67, suffered a massive heart attack last night (Tuesday, November 13) at his home in Ansley Park. He had been dealing with serious health issues for the past couple of years, according to his… Continue reading Star Bar Co-Founder David Heany Has Died

Cover Me

Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time By Ray Padgett [Sterling Publishing] The term “cover songs” comes from record labels covering their bets. If a song by some artist was a hit, then when asked if a label had a particular popular song, they could say, “We’ve got it covered,”… Continue reading Cover Me

The King

My parents watched the “’68 Comeback” – I was listening to Lothar and the Hand People! Director Eugene Jarecki (responsible for the cum-stains The Trials of Henry Kissinger and Freakonomics) obviously wanted to make a leftist propaganda piece trashing America but figured that’d be a hard sell getting people in theater seats, so he tagged on… Continue reading The King

Elvis & Nixon

Without evidence, the legendary 1970 meeting between the King of rock ‘n’ roll and the President of the United States is based solely on a photograph that was not revealed until ’72 showing a smiling Nixon, hands clasped around the hand of a caped Elvis in the Oval Office. Director Liza Johnson’s film of historical speculation… Continue reading Elvis & Nixon

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll By Peter Guralnick [Little, Brown and Company] I have excellent news for the world: Peter Guralnick, the Ken Burns of rock biographers, has returned with yet another fundamental piece of the proto-rock ’n’ roll puzzle. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll is an… Continue reading Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Dwight Twilley

Finding the Magic (Again): Dwight Twilley’s Strong as Oak Why are some power-pop artists who originated in the ‘60s and ’70s now deemed cool by today’s wave of garage and punk, while others aren’t? Jeff Clark (the editor of the magazine you’re reading) posed the question when we were talking over the possibility of this… Continue reading Dwight Twilley