Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Hones Its Fangs

“Last year we toured all over the world,” says Jon Spencer as he relaxes at home in New York City. “So this year, we are not touring as much. We have this little string of dates and are trying to work towards another record. Hopefully, by this summer, we’ll be back in the studio.” This […]

Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger Hits The Road Again

It’s hard to believe that one of the eminent forces in country music is now nearing 70 years old, but at 67, Wille Nelson has neither become the sanguine voice of nostalgia, nor succumbed to resting on his considerable laurels. In fact, as he continues to push himself in different directions musically, Nelson is as […]

This Is The Beta Band

America is huge. In fact, for most artists, the sheer size of the U.S. can be downright overwhelming. Especially if the group hails from a small country like, say, Great Britain. But, eventually the shock wears off, and gives way to sort of intemperate numbness with each successive tour. When the Beta Band first arrived […]

Around The World And Into The Studio With Henry Rollins

If ever there were a blueprint for the intensity of human emotion, Henry Rollins would represent the floor plan of a tight, two-room Tokyo apartment. One that’s housing a family of 11. His mind is as tightly coiled as his brawny exterior – wound to the quick, ready to pounce on any unsuspecting audience. Since […]