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July 20, 2021

Willie Nile When His World Stood Still

in Interviews

by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021   This interview you're about to watch…
July 19, 2021

Yngwie Malmsteen Prepares For War

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021 Photo by Mark WeissGuitar shredders – and…
July 15, 2021

Angie Bowie Talks About Re-Recording "Backstage Passes" and Other Projects

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021 If you followed Boomerocity for very long…
July 13, 2021

Paul Gilbert and His 'Werewolves of Portland'

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021 The interview you're about to watch is…
July 12, 2021

Nathan East Brightens the World With His Spirit

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021 If you’re only a casual listener to…
July 02, 2021

Ian Anderson Talks About The Pandemic, Jethro Tull & the Music Business

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by Randy Patterson

Posted July 2021   During the seventies, a teen listening…
June 28, 2021

Kelly Hansen Is Hot Blooded About Foreigner's 2021 Tour

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by Randy Patterson

Posted June 2021 As you already know, I’m a HUGE…

Concerts/Performances

Dirty Honey Drips All Over Johnson City, Tennessee

John Notto & Marc LaBelle - Photo by Randy PattersonDirty HoneyOpening Act: Joyous WolfJune 15th, 2021Capone’s – Johnson City, TN If you’ve been following Boomerocity for even just a couple of months, then you already know that I’m already a big Dirty Honey fan from my interview with them in…

Jake Shimabukuro Rocks Knoxville

Photo by Randy PattersonJake ShimabukuroThe Open ChordKnoxville, TNJune 19th, 2021 One of the two last concerts I saw before the pandemic shut everything down and the world changed was Jake Shimabukuro at the City Winery Nashville (read the review of it here). It is ironically fitting – if not poetic…

Allie Colleen - Knoxville, TN - January 23, 2021

Allie ColleenOpening Act: Ely FoxJanuary 23, 2021The Open ChordKnoxville, TN Boomerocity followers will remember that I had the privilege of interviewing Allie Colleen in a piece that ran in August of last year (here). I had first talked to her approximately a year ago ahead of a show that was…

CD/Album Reviews

Jonathan Cain - Oh Lord Lead Us

Oh Lord Lead Us Single ReleaseJonathan CainRelease Date: July 23, 2021 Boomerocity friend, Rock &…

California Music Presents Add Some Music

Click Above To Order Your CopyCalifornia Music Presents Add Some Music David Beard, Mike Love,…

Serpent Soul (Single)

Click Above To Order Your CopySerpent Soul (Single)Steve LukatherLabel: Mascot Label GroupDecember 3, 2020 STEVE…

Weekend In London

Order By Clicking AboveWeekend In LondonGeorge BensonLabel: Provogue RecordsRelease Date: November 13th, 2020 GRAMMY-winning jazz…

Film

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live At Knebworth ‘76

Click Above To Order Your CopyLynyrd Skynyrd: Live At Knebworth ‘76Lynyrd SkynyrdStudio: Eagle Rock EntertainmentReleased:…

Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Photo by Blain ClausenRollin’ and Tumblin’(Focus Track From ‘The Big Bad Blues’)Billy GibbonsReleased: February 11,…

The Work You Began: The Last Days of Rich Mullins

The Work You Began: The Last Days of Rich MullinsA documentary film by Andrew MontoneraAvailable…

Book Reviews

The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (And Other Artists)

Click Above To Order Your Copy!The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other…

Ready Steady Go!: The Weekend Starts Here

Order Your Copy By Clicking Above!Ready Steady Go!: The Weekend Starts Here Author:…

CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY ON SEVENTH AVENUE: The Rolling Stones…

CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY ON SEVENTH AVENUE: The Rolling Stones and New York…

Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour of What The Music Industry Can…

Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour of What The Music Industry Can Teach Us About…

Album Art

More Album Art Musings

Tobacco-Related Covers, Briefly Revisited Every once in a long while I am very pleasantly surprised by the music on an album I purchased solely for the jacket art. A prime example is the Tufano-Giammarese album pictured. If you read my previous article about tobacco-related album jacket art, then you know…

Going Down the Tobacco Road - For the Record

My dad and my grandfathers smoked a lot of cigars and pipe tobacco during my youth, so tobacco artwork was something I noticed as a kid, especially because I stored my many small treasures in their empty cigar boxes. Over the years I have seen a number of articles highlighting…

Album Art - An Added Touch

While technology has put music at our fingertips, retrievable right from our cellphones, I can’t help but think that we’ve lost something creative along the way. Consider a partial history of recorded music – from 78 rpm records in plain brown sleeves containing no art (with the obvious focus on…

Latest from Bob Gruen's Studio

You’ve seen Bob Gruen’s work in galleries, books, and on the official John Lennon stamp by the U.S. Post Office. You can now see some of his choice work each month here on Boomerocity.com!

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