2006: SPOTLIGHT ON...
ain’t the 21st Century Manson Family nightmare you imagined.
These aren’t run-of-the-mill weird beards, freak folkies,
or whatever you prefer to label the fashionable post-hippie subculture
that’s emerged in the last few years. This is the pure unadulterated
electric blues based rock’n’roll of Vietnam. They’ll
remind you less of The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and The Velvet
Underground than they will Music From Big Pink, Blood
on the Tracks, Tonight’s The Night, Loaded,
and other rare moments when distinct musical voices have delivered
very straightforward yet compelling rock’n’roll...
2006: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
WHITE HASSLE, SXSW, AND MARDI GRAS
The Night Train's been busy rolling around. Here
you will find three sections about New Yorkers out in the world:
the European tour diary of White Hassle's Marcellus Hall and my
account of South by Southwest and Mardi Gras. The memoirs include
extras such as Marcellus Hall's illustrations, Deb Pastor's photographs,
MP3s, and more.
THE NEW ORLEANS NINTH WARD UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE
Katrina, its aftermath, and
what it means for one of America's most distinctive and under-rated
underground music communities. First-person
accounts from New Orleans' Ninth Ward musicians, biographical materials,
MP3s, photos, a guide to underground music events during Mardi Gras,
a list of charities to help out, MC Trachiotomy's World Famous Eggs
Poggi recipe, and web links to initiate your journey into the Ninth
Ward's musical underground.
2005/January 2006: KID CONGO POWERS Pt 1 and 2
first two issues of NYNT. Dedicated to the life and music of guitar
legend Kid Congo Powers. In-depth oral history covers his musical
journey around the world with The Cramps,
The Gun Club, Tex Perkins, The
Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Nick Cave and the Bad
Seeds, Congo Norvell, Knoxville Girls, Khan, Kid
Congo and the Pink Monke Birds, and many more. A comprehensive
guide to his discography, personal scrapbooks, photos, MP3s and
many other resources can be found here.
New York Night Train , 2006