Comedy

What does $50,000 buy? The ultimate Gene Simmons fan experience

Or, if you don’t have that kind of cash, the KISS rocker will hand deliver his box set for just $2,000. Nick Krewen Music Thu., Sept. 21, 2017 Gene Simmons is at it again. The co-founder and bassist of legendary rock band KISS, who has gained almost equivalent public stature as an audacious and shrewd marketing tycoon, has set aside most of 2018 to deliver his latest project: The Vault…

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Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits

Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits Scott Bradlee and his rotating cast of singers and musicians redo current songs — from Radiohead to Katy Perry — for a bygone era. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Nov 16 2015 Shaken, not stirred. No, we’re not talking about James Bond martinis, but the entertaining and imaginatively radical rearrangements of prevailing pop, rock and rap classics by New Jersey-raised…


Elle King delivers music and comedy chops: concert review

In a magnetic performance, the soulful singer proved she is indeed the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Jun 04 2015 Elle King At the Drake Underground, June 3. The great aspect of seeing an act in concert is that albums sometimes only reveal so much. If you picked up Elle King’s Love Stuff, for instance — even if it’s only because you were impressed by…


Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones Talk Foreverly

NEWS Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones Talk Foreverly GRAMMY-winning artists discuss their Everly Brothers tribute album collaboration and recall past GRAMMY glory NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS   MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com With 14 GRAMMYs between them, no one saw this coming: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have teamed for Foreverly, a duet album that doubles as a tribute to the Everly Brothers. And it’s not…


The Monks’ Bad Habits hard to break

An anomalous punk hit in Canada gets a loving tribute at the Horseshoe. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Wed Jul 25 2012 “Nice legs, shame about her face.” If you’re old enough to remember those lyrics, you’ll recall that circa 1979-1980 there was a band named The Monks that owned Canadian Top 40 radio for a spell with the novel ditty “Drugs In My Pocket.” The…