To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. One constant theme of this column is a fixation on bands and artists that somehow fell through the cracks that occur within pop music's lengthy trajectory. That's one hazard of rock's rich repertoire -- so many artists, but so li ... More >>
It may seem like there's been a blog avalanche on Crossfade about the Pretty Faces, but it's because they deserve it. The Boca-based quartet is one of Palm Beach County's best-kept rock secrets -- a welcome, refreshing blast for fans of the Kinks, the Raspberries, Badfinger, and any number of other ... More >>
Look, the band members have last names like Garcia, and there's nothing even particularly Scandinavian-sounding about this homegrown trio. Formerly known by the definitely worse name of Father Bloopy, luckily, the band refreshingly mines musical territory often forgotten in these parts -- classic gu ... More >>
Friday, August 8: *Florida's only working Joy Division tribute act, 3 One G, plays at the Vagabond. You sort of have to be a superfan to care, but JD superfans are legion, so you should click here to read more about these guys from Winter Haven. *Further north, more tribute action: Classic Albums ... More >>
Meet the Turtles Flo and Eddie at the Pompano Beach Hippiefest.
Todd Rundgren's space-age power-pop culture crash.
I guess I'm in the mood for feathered hair and strange accents from the United Kingdom, so I will move from Birmingham, England's E.L.O. on to Swansea, Wales' Badfinger. Truly one of the great power pop acts of the Seventies, stateside they've been somewhat forgotten. Or, when they are remembered, ... More >>
After a dry decade, the grass is looking somewhat greener for Paisley Park, the label headed by Whatshisname