Interview - Primo Rock by Prima Donna

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Dawn Laureen   The name Prima Donna suggests a lofty position, an air of regality and poise. When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, L.A. band Prima Donna are the cream of the crop. With a pedigree that includes playing with Green Day side project Foxboro Hot Tubs, Kevin Preston has a way with throwback licks and crunchy beats. Nine Lives and Forty-Fives delivers a sledgehammer to the head and a lift to the feet.... READ MORE

10 To See at Glastonbury

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Festivals Glastonbury 2011. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt   America’s outburst of summer festivals owes so much to the granddaddy of them all, England’s Glastonbury. The OG, five-day extravaganza pops up (nearly) every June on an unassuming farmland, welcoming fans of all walks of life to get muddy, get giddy and get saved by the power of rock ‘n’ roll (and blues, and jazz, and world music, and EDM, and… you get the picture). There is literally something for everyone... READ MORE

Playlist - Ode to NYC

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music This writer's hitting up the Big Apple Oct. 13-17, hoping to squeeze in some CMJ Music Marathon time while I'm there. New York City is one of the most musically rich areas in the world, blessing us with everyone from Bob Dylan (via Minnesota) to Blondie (oh, those heady CBGB days!) to the burgeoning hipster revolution in Williamsburg. We've compiled a Spotify playlist in honor of Gotham's artists and iconic NYC-centric songs. Dig it here: http://open.spotify.com/user/bandcrab/playlist/7hyRSKZlfN1tega7ietBSn -... READ MORE