Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
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Despite a few flaws, 'Pinewood Smile' is a perhaps the best the Darkness have offered up in their second act.
The Darkness Announce North American Dates for Their 2018 ‘Tour de Prance’
The Darkness will embark on a five-week tour of North America in support of their new album, 'Pinewood Smile.'
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We spoke with Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks on the occasion of their 24th album, 'Hippopotamus.'
Liam Gallagher, ‘As You Were': Album Review
'As You Were' is the best of the three albums Liam Gallagher has released since the breakup of Oasis.
40 Years Ago: Iggy Pop Explodes With ‘Lust for Life’
Iggy Pop's 'Lust for Life' arrived just as punk was hitting its stride, and the energy of the movement was reflected in the record.
Sparks, ‘Hippopotamus': Album Review
Sparks' 25th album continues their tradition of experimental and witty pop.
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We spoke with the Dead Boys' guitarist on the 40th anniversary of 'Young, Loud and Snotty.'
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Members of the Posies and Mercury Rev have formed a new group called Tears of Silver and covered an Al Kooper classic.