Whisky a Go Go

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Six Reasons Why Metallica is Better than Megadeth

    My interview with Megadeth last week didn't go too well. The honorable thing to do would be to admit that I was in the wrong, and should have been better prepared. Or I could spell out a number of reasons why I'm not a total unprofessional screw-up, therefore justifying myself to an audience that la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Tom Huck On His Roots Phrenology Cover and Motorhead

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​Many artists have used the album cover as a vehicle for greater mass exposure. Robert Crumb transitioned from the obscurity of underground comics to mainstream consciousness with his cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills. Derek Riggs made his mark o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Interview: Kid Congo Powers on Recording in a Kansas Gym and How Jeffrey Lee Pierce Taught Him Guitar

    ​You've heard of garage rock. But Kid Congo Powers - co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and prolific, eccentric, solo rock & roll maestro -- doesn't play garage rock. He plays gymnasium rock. His forthcoming album, Gorilla Rose and his 2009 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Pay-to-Play? A Local Promoter Responds

    I'm still receiving comments and emails about my article outlining new year's resolutions for the music community -- in fact, local show promoter John Mancuso wrote me a lengthy response earlier this week. He gave me permission to post the email, which is below. The show he's referencing i ... More >>

  • Film

    October 19, 2005

    Incredibly Strange

    Celebrate the weird, wonderful career of Ray Dennis Steckler

  • Film

    September 18, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of September 18, 2002

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Maybe in Memphis

    Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?