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  • New Books By Cheetah Chrome and Bill Callahan Talk Punk Rock and Western Nights

    If Denis Leary had played punk rock, he would have been Cheetah Chrome. The same anger and hilarity that dominated Leary’s Why We Suck can be found in Cheetah Chrome’s engaging punk memoir. Both are tales of working-class Irish-American kids (Chrome was born Eugene O’Connor) beating the odds of clock-punching factory work in dying cities — Boston and Cleveland, respectively — to find a semblance of escape on the stage. Leary managed to avoid the pitfalls of drugs and booze that trapped Cheetah, but both came out the other side of their travails with smiles on their faces. Cheetah could out-Angela’s Ashes Leary, too, because he really was a card-carrying bastard (his mom was unmarried) whose sole escape from a Dickensian boyhood were his Beatles, Stones, Steppenwolf, Alice Cooper, Stooges and Mott the Hoople records.
  • Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem

    Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem
    Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG): 11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...

    Mixtape Friday, August 10

    Here are your winners! Bob Gordon - ¬†Mott the Hoople, “One of the Boys” - Doves, “Catch the Sun” - The Waterboys, “A Girl Called Johnny” - The Pretenders, “Mystery Achievement” - Ryan Adams, “Come...

    The New Britain Museum of American Art Celebrates Digital Illustration

    The New Britain Museum of American Art Celebrates Digital Illustration
    Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration Ends Dec. 9, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org   Old-school artists are likely to approach Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration, a hip and...

    Free Music Friday! Free rock from Free Energy

    Free Music Friday! Free rock from Free Energy
    I'm so happy to be sharing yet another track from the band Free Energy. About a year ago, I offered their track "Something in Common" and wrote about a fun show the band played at the Jewish Mother Backstage in Norfolk. Thirteen months later, the band is...