One thing we serious music fans love to do is be snobs and not like the bands everyone else likes. However, in some cases, we used to like those bands but have since changed our mind. Often, we even go so far as to even no longer claim to like the music that we once […]

This autobiographical saga was sent to Music City Mike in an audio file through Bit Torrent from a stranger who identified himself only as the “Mystery Taper.” He said: “I am concealing my name to protect the guilty.” He also said that he recorded this with the same gear he uses to record live concerts. […]

Photo by Patrick Sheehan High on top of my Nashville new release pile is “Such a Long Way,” the debut record from Country/Americana singer-songwriter Jess Jocoy. Watch and listen to “Aching to Be Alive” from the record. Her voice is soft and warming; a melodious set up for her introspective lyrics. While someone else described […]

They came out of Memphis in the 70s and although they didn’t sell many records, Big Star influenced more bands than you can shake a stick at. In the process, they created two masterful works of Power Pop and a “third” somewhat experimental record that many musicians worship. I will take you through these three […]

Here’s a look at the dozen studio albums released by the late great Warren Zevon. Without a doubt, Zevon is the artist no longer with us who I absolutely miss the most. In my opinion, he is also the worthiest act not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ranking these was tough since […]

I took a break from reading Liam Newton’s outstandingly thorough and fascinating 10cc biography, 10cc: The Worst Band in the World to reflect on when I saw this remarkably talented band live. Like many who lived in the New York area, I first became familiar with this band from Manchester UK courtesy of radio WNEW-FM […]

There’s a freshness to Nashville songwriter Oliva Bandy’s music that grabbed me like the first time I heard a Carole King record back in the 70s. It’s rather remarkable to think that she’s still in college and recorded the demos for her new EP in her Belmont dorm room. Someone else that felt the same […]