Ricky Phillips of Styx

Hagar. Page. Nugent. Cocker. Beck. Money. White. Jagger. Ricky Phillips has been referred to as “the Kevin Bacon” of rock and roll for his connection to so many legends. Phillips, who joined Styx in 2003 and has been with them on bass ever since, is his own legend too, however. Prior to Styx and a […]

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Incendance

It was the final Saturday of the 2015 College World Series and downtown parking was a nightmare. This is not a story about sports (or parking), however. In a parking lot on __ street, a canvas tent houses the beginnings of a band setting up, while outside chairs surround an area marked off by police […]

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Stu Cook of CCR

45 years ago, Creedence Clearwater Revival headlined the Saturday night slot at the legendary Woodstock Music Festival. Rolling Stone ranked them at 82nd of the 100 greatest artists of all time and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. If they say all good things must come to an […]

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Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless is someone that continues to evade easy classification. The singer/songwriter/musician/focus of Color Me Obsessed director Gorman Bechard’s new documentary “Who is Lydia Loveless?” has much to say about growing up and acting not-very-ladylike. The 24-year-old is coming to Reverb Lounge this Thursday and was kind enough to take time from her singing, drinking, and hellraising […]

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Drew Shirley of Switchfoot

For San Diego-based Switchfoot, getting caught up in the label of being an “alternative” band or “Christian” band is much less important than the message. They’re in the midst of a Tour de Compadres with NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and Colony House and will be hitting Sumtur Amphitheater next Thursday. The Reader got […]

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