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Articles By: Ralph Greco

Spring Fling at Rick’s Cabaret New York

Spring Fling at Rick’s Cabaret New York

There really is no better way to celebrate this wonderful season than with a ‘Spring Fling’ at RICK’S CABARET NEW YORK.

Jethro Tull: The String Quartets

Jethro Tull: The String Quartets

Though they have so many albums to choose from, only present strings and flute here (and a little of Anderson’s croaking along the way) and certainly handling classic rock tunes quite unlike we have ever heard them (though Anderson has employed strings live and on record on Tull music aplenty) The Carducci Quartet & Ian Anderson still manage to deliver something special with Jethro Tull-The String Quartets.

Shawn Perry: Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews

Shawn Perry: Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews

Shawn Perry, founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of VintageRock.com, has put together an expansive, Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews book you […]

Kenny Aronoff: Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business

Kenny Aronoff: Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business

If you don’t know the name, Kenny Aronoff, you are sure to know this drummer extraordinaire from seeing him sit behind John Mellencamp’s band for years (he created and played the iconic drum break in “Jack & Diane” as just one example of his work with J.M), as well as from seeing him on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge, and John Fogerty. Aronoff is that kinetic bald-headed dude with the big wild glasses pushing along most every modern popular artist you have heard in the past three decades.

Silver Lake 66: Let Go or Be Dragged

Silver Lake 66: Let Go or Be Dragged

The ‘Americana’ duo (Americana now standing in for ‘Country’ as far as music genres are concerned, no?) of Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo are Silver Lake 66. Revealing a classic country, rock and blues mix the two have released their latest Let Go Or Be Dragged

THE SEX FILES: R.I.P. Radley Metzger

THE SEX FILES: R.I.P. Radley Metzger

New York native and porn filmmaker great Radley Metzger died just recently (at the ripe old age of 88) and I feel he needs to be recognized. Born in The Bronx, a graduate of City College, born in The Bronx, a graduate of City College, recognized by both MOMA and The Film Society of Lincoln Center (and just having died in Manhatten) this New Yorker was a filmmaker of seminal talent, a top in the field of “artful erotic cinema” and directing in general.

The Big East: Hungry Ghosts

The Big East: Hungry Ghosts

From way ‘up’ North Canada way we get The Big East’s Hungry Ghosts.

All The Fine Boys @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

All The Fine Boys @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

Featuring very strong performances from the cast-Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff-All The Fine Boys, presently at The Pershing Square Signature Center, presented by The New Group, is a one-act, 90-minutes of teenage sexual animus…and where that dangerous animus can lead.

THE SEX FILES: Beat Me in St. Louis 2017 Part 2

THE SEX FILES: Beat Me in St. Louis 2017 Part 2

Now as much as I mentioned TJ and his lady Beauty, how wonderful they were in making sure our fliers were printed, handed to us and checking in to make sure we had all we needed, I also need make mention Spurius Lartius who once again was sitting in our class making sure the comment cards were passed around at the one-hour twenty mark, fetched Chris and I waters, made sure we had just about anything else we needed. We had met this soft-spoken gentleman last time and he was amiable and sweet this year as last…and very damn helpful indeed. As I said in part one, and as everyone at this convention always comments on, The Beat Me staff is the best, they make things run so smoothly and presenters and attendees both are treated like gold by them.

Fourth Dimension (4D): Millennial Kingdom Vol. 1

Fourth Dimension (4D): Millennial Kingdom Vol. 1

California Jazz/crossover musician Jody Giachello (aka Fourth Dimension 4D) gives us this first volume Millennial Kingdom Vol. 1 of a promised a two-part exploration of fusion. The multidimensional drummer/percussionist/producer Giachello and his players-Dustin Moore (Neon Phoenix), Justin Panariello, Christian Wunderlich, Andy Meixner and Steve White lay out some finely played and written compositions in these six tunes.

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