For The Benefit of Mr. Williams

Paul Williams’ benefit at San Francisco’s Red Devil Lounge last month did not disappoint in either attendance or musical performance. In fact, it brought all sorts of folks together who know the distinguished scribe and Crawdaddy originator or played together during the Bay area punk scene. Deborah Iyall (Romeo Void lead singer and solo artist) and Dramarama’s John Easdale were in attendance as were new … Continue reading For The Benefit of Mr. Williams

Iconic Producer: Punk Rock Photographer Theresa Kereakes Gets Her Wings

Pop counterculture photojournalist, Theresa Kereakes has been chronicling bands since the late 1970s. From working the ticket counter at the Whiskey to producing and supervising installments of VH1’s infamous Storytellers series to shooting video for Sting’s Rain Forest Foundation, her career continues to expand. This month the photographer has the distinctive experience of having two sets of works in Christie’s Pop Culture Auction. Among collectables … Continue reading Iconic Producer: Punk Rock Photographer Theresa Kereakes Gets Her Wings

Paul Williams Website and Support Fund

From Paul Williams Website and Support Fund: In 1995, Paul Williams suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care. The pressure on his immediate family has been immense. Our purpose in creating this site is to ask for your help, in the form of contributions … Continue reading Paul Williams Website and Support Fund

Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Every year young writers wait with bated breath for the newest edition of Robert Brewer’s, Writer’s Market (Writers Digest Books), where lists of publications, contact names and numbers appear. But by the end of the year (or even sooner if you go by Magazine Death Watch), many have changed or are no longer. And with the state of the music industry, job-seeking security can be … Continue reading Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Information Highway OD and the User-friendly Remedy

 We’ve all heard the declarations before; Internet websites are killing print media and print outclasses the net by being the most traditional, convenient and often better quality form of news. It’s like the cable versus major network argument, except with more public participation. All these forms of information sharing and interaction, yet one big communication breakdown. So, what are readers, and especially writers, to do? … Continue reading Information Highway OD and the User-friendly Remedy

Don’t Knock The Rock Beats the Summertime Blues

 If you are fortunate enough to live on the west coast and are a music movie enthusiast, Don’t Knock The Rock, the annual film fest celebrating the same, is just your scene. Now in its fifth year, the brainchild of director Allison Anders is as strong as ever, featuring two full months of summer music cinema. After directing such iconic independent films as Border Radio … Continue reading Don’t Knock The Rock Beats the Summertime Blues