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Animal Years living

The three-man Animal Years band originated in Baltimore, but made headway in New York through dint of old-fashioned hard work and talent. The band tours relentlessly. Animal Years’ singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike … Read more

Exclusive: Coincidence, or conspiracy?

  We received notice that rocker Willie Nile added an Asheville, NC date to his upcoming tour, and uncovered this message, from New Jersey-ite and Springsteen guitarist Little Steven VanZandt (who, BTW, isn’t “little” … Read more

Johnny Mathis

Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Dorsey, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jules Stein, Cy Coleman, Jimmy Webb, Gerry … Read more

Savoy Brown celebrates Kim Simmonds’ 70th

Photos by Arnie Goodman At the Iridium in Times Square, Kim Simmonds led his veteran band, Savoy Brown, through their classic hits like “Train To Nowhere,” “Louisiana Blues,” and “Street … Read more

Mike Love at the Wooly

Photos by Ebet Roberts The Beach Boys’ lyricist Mike Love has been a busy dude these days: he’s written an autobiography, Good Vibrations (Blue Rider Press) and put out a … Read more