SubCulture, NYC’s newest underground arts venue, is excited to host a performance by The Persuasions on Monday, Jan 20th. Dubbed the “Kings of A Cappella”, The Persuasions have blessed the music industry for over 50 years with their incredible soul-blues inspired voices. The group has performed alongside legends like Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Pryor, Ray Charles or Stevie   Read More …

The legend never fades aways as fans all over the world celebrate 79 years since the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was born. Unfortunately, he died of a heart problem in 1977 at age 42, at his massive Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn. Graceland, where Elvis spent most of his time when not performing, is the   Read More …

The alliterative phrase rocking and rolling was originally used by mariners at least as early as the 17th century, to describe the combined rocking (fore and aft) and rolling (side to side) motion of a ship on the ocean. Examples include an 1821 reference, “…prevent her from rocking and rolling…” (Richard Franck), and an 1835   Read More …

US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, in California. Everly died on Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his son Jason Everly told AP. Phil Everly and his brother Don made up the Everly Brothers, one of the biggest pop acts of the 1950s and early 1960s. Phil and Don   Read More …

There was a time when black and white teenagers where separed by a red wire on the dance floor. There was that time when any interaction between them would have been shocking. But Frankie Lymon did it. Frankie Lymon was the doo-wop king, the rock’n’roll idol and the R&B pioneer. Nothing could stop him to   Read More …

Hot new movie: “Good Ol’ Freda” – a documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.   More here

Their name is whimsical. Their music is whimsical. Even their EP cover is whimsical. Whimsically enough, their EP is mastered at Abbey Road for superb fidelity by Steve Rooke. So meet The Bearpit Brothers and their new 4-track EP – timeless and magic-full! The Bearpit Brothers are influenced by 50′s and 60′s sounds, such as   Read More …

Recently, I discovered a lovely documentary that compiles unknown stories of The Beatles. “Beatles Stories” (2011) is a beautiful collection of memories of those who stood besides, behind or on the stage with the Fab Four. One of the stories I deeply enjoyed was about Ringo’s star. It starts like this: Brian Skiff, an astronomer   Read More …

Ben E. King   Herman’s Hermits   The Hollies   Dean Martin   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles    

But… it’s not what you put in, is it? It’s what you leave out.  Listen to… listen to Marvin Gaye… A song like “What’s Going On.”  That single “woo” at the end of the second verse – you know that woo – that single “woo.” That’s what you remember.  The silly things, the little things…   Read More …