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“What About Us!”: A Modern-Day Protest Song
Since rock and roll music was born, it has given musicians the ability to make listeners aware of social issues. These songs became known as “protest” songs—songs like “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the hard rocking of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister. There are countless more.

Recently, I received a copy of a CD single “What About Us!” The inspired musician in this [more...]
Taking a (Slim) Chance
Slim Chance, once the backing band of Ronnie Lane, is back, much to the delight of fans, both old and new. With a tour of the UK and Europe in the pipeline, as well as a new single and album, Slim Chance is once again gracing the stages of live venues, and a gig proves an enjoyable event whatever your age.

Ronnie Lane, of course, was best known as a member of The Small Faces from 1965-1969 and The Faces from 1970-1975. With Rod [more...]
Block and Roll: The Blockheads
The Blockheads may not be at the top of the charts, and they may not be a band you are familiar with, but their music has influenced many other bands, like Madness, Bad Manners, and a plethora of bands who emerged from the pub rock scene of the 1980s in the UK. They are one of the best bands to see live. In fact, after 35 years, they are still going strong, writing new material and playing to packed houses, which proves that you don’t have to [more...]
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