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A Beastie Revolution: Locations from the early hardcore days of the Beastie Boys in NYC

Posted on May 19, 2012 by peter bell

Before they were rhymin’ and stealin’, or getting live on the spot (puttin’ all kinds of shame in the game you got), the Beastie Boys were a rag-tag group of punk rockers in New York City. Not just any kind of punk rock– the loud, fast, agro version called hardcore that was popularized by bands […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Life and Locations

Posted on May 2, 2012 by peter bell

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and writer known for his brilliant grasp of macabre storytelling, his gift for the rhythm and beauty of language, and (less complimentary) the dangers of addictive personality with maniacal artistic temperaments. What is often left out of the discussion is that E.A. Poe was one of the first […]

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Jay Reatard locations

Posted on April 19, 2012 by peter bell

When people talk about the music of Memphis, TN, many legendary artists, groups and labels come to mind. After all, Memphis is the home of Sun Studios– where Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley made their earliest recordings. Elvis pilgrims still flock in droves to Graceland to take in the dated opulence of […]

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chris farley: life and locations

Posted on March 15, 2012 by peter bell

From the time Chris Farley entered the limelight on Saturday Night Live to the time he overdosed in his Chicago apartment was a period of only seven years. But in that time, Farley gave audiences a series of memorable performances, hilarious characters, and a mixture of physical comedy and comedic pathos that is still missed. […]

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Remembering Hüsker Dü

Posted on March 6, 2012 by peter bell

Remarkable music scenes don’t happen every day, and they don’t pop out of the void spontaneously.  It takes the hard work of dedicated individuals to produce the type of culture that fosters great music.  Behind every individual that reaps the financial rewards of a successfully commoditized music scene, there is a network of unsung heroes […]

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