Hammer Damage: An Interview with Mike Hammer

How does one discuss the Akron music scene without pissing off hordes of people? For long stretches of time, there really wasn’t much of a scene at all (unless you were willing to drive 20 miles [...]


Bobby Patterson, Jason D. Williams

Here are a couple new releases with decidedly old-school sounds. Bobby Patterson hails from Dallas, where he cut his first soul records back in the Sixties for the Jetstar label. He’s another one [...]


Chef: The Soundtrack (and Movie)

Someone raided my music collection to put together the soundtrack for the movie Chef. OK, I’m exaggerating… But if you were lucky enough to catch this small miracle of a film since its theatrical [...]