Lost Tapes of ‘Studio 17’ deliver unheard reggae music from legendary artists

By Gregory Crofton In the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, reggae took root above Randy’s Record Mart. In the late 1950s, a second-hand record store owned by Vincent “Randy” Chin became a “watering hole” for musicians and songwriters. Chin had gotten…

Tame Impala: The Undeniable Brilliance of Kevin Parker

In just under a decade, Tame Impala has gone from an adored psychedelic project to one of the biggest bands in the world. I take a look at Tame Impala’s discography and explore the life of Kevin Parker, the genius…

‘CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY’ Makes You Want to Listen to ‘A Love Supreme’ Right Now

By Gregory Crofton So I did. It is pretty freaking amazing. The whole band on that record sounds fantastic. Director John Scheinfeld, as he should have, focused on the music in his latest documentary film. Best known for WHO IS…

The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

Produced by the BBC and narrated by John Peel, this straight-forward documentary hits its mark in working to demystify the influential music of Captain Beefheart, a childhood friend of Frank Zappa.

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