Reviews

THIS CHARMING MAN: BRYAN FERRY PLAYS THE BEACON THEATRE!

Bryan Ferry was working as a part-time furniture restorer and ceramics teacher when he met art school graduate Brian Eno in 1970. At the time, the fledgling musicians had no idea the success their partnership would create. Eno and Ferry, along with Roxy Music founding member Andy Mackay, would combine their art school backgrounds and interest in avant-garde music to create an irresistible sound and enduring style....

SHE’S BEAUTY, SHE’S GRACE, SHE’S PUNK ROCK: PATTI SMITH CONCERT REVIEW!

The event was called “A Night of Words and Music with Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, and Tony Shanahan,” and it kicked off what is to be the three-week long Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. The festival, which is one of the oldest and totally free summer fests in the country (yes, I saw Patti Smith for absolutely FREE), boasts a loaded lineup that focuses heavily on influential women artists belonging to various mediums such as music, dance, and spoken word. ...

BOOK REVIEW: The First Rock & Roll BODYGUARD

Book Review by Gillian McCain of "The First Rock ‘n’ Roll BODYGUARD" by Alf Weaver with Robert Ashton - If Alf Weaver was still with us (R.I.P) he would be the guy I would want watching my back. Because he’s watched them all, and had “a few good laughs” doing so. Growing up in London, he was friends with the Kray Twins, and kind of fell into the rock & roll business when he started working for a limousine company. ...
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Dear Nobody Review

http://foreverliterary.blogspot.com Mary Rose is real, or so I have been told. This book's synopsis advocates her existence, and the woman manning the Source...

PLEASE READ ME: Curtis Harrington

Curtis Harrington Nice Guys Don’t Work In Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business by Curtis Harrington (Drag City, paper, 272 pp.). Review by James Marshall Fans of esoteric film trash will be delighted to know that before passing director Curtis Harrington (1926-2007) left us with this dirt-filled and conversationally written volume about his five decades in Hollywood and beyond.  ...

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: My Friend Dahmer!

Review by Legs McNeil - When I got out of my last rehab in November of 2011, I spent a few months on the west coast and when I returned home, I saw that I had been invited via Facebook to a party somewhere in Ohio for the release of the graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf. So I clicked on "going" in the appropriate Facebook box and really planned on trying to make the event. I mean, what else did I have to do? My life was in shambles....