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R.I.P. Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 28, 2013

The Velvet Underground is arguably the quintessential highly influential band that was ignored by the mainstream during their relative hey day.

Reed was an iconoclast, blowing up both the bubblegum pop-rock and the hippie-driven "Summer of Love" warm fuzzies and anti-war screeds with tales of druggies, street toughs, weirdoes and freaks, the folks with whom most rock songwriters at the time weren't bothering.

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Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck play classic rock and classic rock guitar at E.J. Thomas Hall

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 27, 2013

Yep.

It may look kind of strange on paper but Brian Wilson, creative force behind The Beach Boys and Jeff Beck, legendary guitarist of The Yardbirds and the various incarnations of his group performed in Akron on Sunday night.

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Guided By Voices drummer Kevin Fennel fired for e-bay drum kit auction..and maybe some other stuff

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 25, 2013

Bob Pollard refuses to talk to the Akron Beacon Journal, so I can't ask him for further details but this is a pretty odd chain of events, even for GBV.

slightly edited for our familiy newspaper

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Brian Wilson believes he's getting better with age.

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 24, 2013

I hope Wilson, performing at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday night with Jeff Beck, is right and not just delusional. Guess I'll find out.

 

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Taylor Swift leaks new song written for upcoming film "One Chance"

By Malcolm Abram Published: October 21, 2013

I don't really care what Taylor Swift does, but millions of folks do and I gotta fill these blog pages with something so here goes.

 

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Video: Two guys talkin'

By Ohio.com Published: October 10, 2013

What's with all the mandolin and banjo music these days? Dang hippies, get off my lawn!

 

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