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Another State of Mind: Eve’s Plum

By Xander Deccio (Editors Note: This is a new bi-monthly feature debuting here at SMI called Another State of Mind.) In 1991, in the boroughs of New York City, the Kotch twins were putting together a band that they thought would rock the masses to its core. Only one problem – they were missing a vocalist. […]

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Rewind Record Review: Aztec Two-Step

by Henry Jake An unrelenting horizontal mist tickles the nostrils, as artisan bakers meticulously shuffle smorgasbords of chocolate lava hotcakes and strawberry bran muffins, free at last from gluten’s tyrannical yoke. Down Brooklyn Ave, a short stroll from the University of Washington campus, Seattle’s Mossy Bottom Records flashes Ray Davies’ Village Green mantra: “Preserving the […]

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Rewind Record Review: ‘Swordfishtrombones’ by Tom Waits

Editor’s note: Truly great music has the power to affect listeners decades later, as demonstrated by SMI’s newest contributor, Harrison Mains. Although Harrison is young, he’s a powerhouse of talent – an accomplished musician, comic, and writer. Please join us in welcoming him as he puts all of those talents to use, showing the download […]

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Rewind Record Review: ‘A Night At The Opera’ by Queen

Editor’s note: Truly great music has the power to affect listeners decades later, as demonstrated by SMI’s newest contributor, Harrison Mains. Although Harrison is young, he’s a powerhouse of talent – an accomplished musician, comic, and writer. Please join us in welcoming him as he puts all of those talents to use, showing the download generation that […]

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Rewind Record Review: ‘Harvest’ By Neil Young

Editor’s note: Truly great music has the power to affect listeners decades later, as demonstrated by SMI’s newest contributor, Harrison Mains. Although Harrison is young, he’s a powerhouse of talent – an accomplished musician, comic, and writer. Please join us in welcoming him as he puts all of those talents to use, showing the download generation that […]

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Happy Holidays from SMI and Classic Vinyl Of The Week

By Greg Roth I hope that each and every one of you are enjoying a happy holiday season, whether it be Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or whatever it is you choose to celebrate. What you chose to celebrate is not as important as who you chose to celebrate with. Whether it be friends or family, it […]

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