Liam Sweeny

Some music is misunderstood. In the fifties and sixties, older generations didn’t understand rock ‘n’ roll. And in the thirties, preachers had a problem with blues. But metal has seldom been understood throughout the generations. And the cool thing is that metal actually enjoys it. Defiance to the norm is on the underside of every […]

Music soothes us, and when we’re having a lousy day, it can be our sole source of healing. But it can also be a steam vent. It is always an outlet for the performer, and sometimes it’s the only way we have of understanding the pain of someone we can’t see eye-to-eye with. And we […]

Some people are amazing at one thing. And other people are not bad at a few things. And still others have a talent and a passion for everything they do, and in the spirit of life-long exploration, they do a whole lot of things. Richard Gladys (a.k.a. City Rich) had graced the cover of every […]

Some people in music have a curriculum vitae. A body of accomplishments that, in my case, makes it difficult for me to focus on just one thing. Also, for them as well, I imagine. And it’s difficult, when a performer has had multiple successful projects, to just hone in on one. And add to that […]

When you think of a DJ, you might think of turntables and scratching, record skipping and beat tracks and all kinds of bending of time and space. But DJing, in its simple reality, is providing a soundtrack for an experience. We might think that DJs play music tracks, and the good ones are talented, but […]

Allure. A word within it is the root lure. Some people have allure, and others walk around all day waiting to get hooked. When a woman has allure, she might find herself in a magazine (not us; we’re a paper) and be enshrined to catch and release all who turn the pages. But she isn’t […]

We are surrounded by architecture. We live, we work, we eat, we play in buildings, and those buildings aren’t necessarily concrete blocks, though they would perfectly function as such. But they’re not. The buildings around us have style and character, even the ones we call our own. David Hinchen is an architectural artist. He captures […]

We’re very opinionated when it comes to music. That stands to reason, since music is so much a guiding force in our lives. So, we listen to songs, and when we find one we love, we want to hear every song like it. That’s how we ended up with genres. And it is not easy […]

We once had gods, and they were fierce, and they were mighty, and they were like us, and then we organized, and the old gods gave way, but never the need in our lives for something that could represent the potential of our imaginations. And so, one day an artist drew lines and a writer […]

Going to a bar is a social experience nearly every American adult has had. Cuba Libre or club soda, we’ve all been in a bar. The alcoholic delights seem endless, even though we have our favorites. We all have a way we sip a Mai Tai or down a shot, and most bartenders know just […]

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