One would assume that quality live recordings that come from an artist’s early career are scarce to find. In the case of KISS, there are tons of exceptional recordings from this early era to dig into. Enough of the chit chat, let’s dig right in! Or as Paul Stanley would say, “It looks like we’re gonna have ourselves a Rock ‘N Roll party tonight!”
Melisa Aldana is a Chilean born tenor saxophonist, who performs both as a solo artist and with her band, the Melissa Aldana Crash Trio. In addition to being an accomplished solo artist, she has worked with Danilo Perez and was tutored by George Coleman.
Hooters co-founder Eric Bazilian has managed to weather the ever-changing landscape of the music industry for more than four decades. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Eric discussing his Philadelphia roots, musical influences, the gradual rise of The Hooters, his approach to songwriting, and so much more.
If you’re into vintage, Garage and Power Pop vibes then The Whiffs are definitely for you. Seriously, they manage to keep it fresh, while also sounding as vintage and old school as anything actually released in the late 70s and early 80s, and that is the key to their mastery.