Nov 13, 2020
In the summer of 1968
artist Fayette Hauser was picked up hitch-hiking by
Nancy Gurley, the wife of James Gurley, the guitarist for Big
Brother and the Holding Company. Nancy brought Fayette to San
Francisco and into the belly of the counter-culture.
She began to live communely with other artists and in the fall of...
Nov 6, 2020
Martin Rev along with his band mate Alan Vega were two of Lydia's first friends in New York City. The sounds created by Martin and Alan are some of the era’s most influential. In fact, their band Suicide is often recognized as the first group to ever describe itself as punk.
Suicide never worried that much...
Oct 30, 2020
Melvin Gibbs is a Grammy nominated songwriter and musician. His many achievements include playing with Ornette Coleman, being a member of the bands Defunkt, Decoding Society, the Sonny Sharrock Band, Rollins Band as well participating in Power Tools with Bill Frisell and Ronald Shannon Jackson. Melvin is a long-time...
Oct 23, 2020
In 1997 Mark Ames founded the now infamous Moscow independent weekly The Exile. Mark and co editor Matt Taibbi quickly became Moscow media celebrities. The paper was known as much for the content, which was a combination of rigorous investigative reporting and scurrilous satire of the Kremlin elite, as it was for the...