Dead Kennedys “Rock Against Politics”

Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 03:28:05 PM Rocking against Regan in 1984. (John Spath) This week’s Echoes and Reverberations installment comes with an accompanying slideshow courtesy of John Spath. Check it out here.   In the spirit of the presidential election, let’s reflect upon that memorable week when radical protest art and conservative politics collided on the streets of our hometown. All eyes were on Us: It was August of 1984 and The City That Killed Kennedy was once again the center of the American socio-political universe. For years we had been sweating bullets at the scene of the crime; … Continue reading Dead Kennedys “Rock Against Politics”

CHRIS WHITLEY SPEAKS SOFTLY

CHRIS WHITLEY SPEAKS SOFTLY by Joellen Kubiak-Woodall 2005 Messenger Records Chris Whitley does not sell jeans, nor does he star in his own reality-based television show. What Whitley does is something increasingly rare in the music business; he makes consistently interesting, beautiful, and well-crafted music. His newest offering, Soft Dangerous Shores, is no exception. Once again Whitley has paired with producer Malcolm Burn, who produced his 1991 debut, Living with the Law. As the artwork suggests, Soft Dangerous Shores is a musically atmospheric and thematically sensuous work, punctuated with intensely poetic lyrics. The album’s gorgeously layered opening track, Fireroad, exemplifies … Continue reading CHRIS WHITLEY SPEAKS SOFTLY