The three week festival Praha Září culture festival began on September 8th, at 8:30 pm. The opening at Holešovice Exhibitions Grounds was attended by Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib and city councilor Hana Třeštíková. Here are some insights from the first day of the celebrations. The event’s program can be found here. The photos are courtesy of Peter Fulop via No related posts.Read more.

Who doesn’t remember the first time they heard Nirvana, specifically “Smells Like Teen Spirit”? For a certain group of us, we had just survived a childhood overrun with L.A. bands that had huge hair, lots of spandex, and inundated us with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. It was fun and slightly naughty music that made you want to party on the Sunset Strip, or maybe try your hand at exotic dancing. It wasn’t until the early 90’s that popular music made a drastic change, like a pendulum swinging all the way back the other way. The music coming out of Seattle made the flashy style of 80’s hair bands downright vulgar. This new music, grunge as it was called,Read more.

If there’s one thing to be said about musician Guy Bennett is that the man has an enviable work ethic. His back catalogue of songs alone would make most singer/songwriters cry with envy. The bonus bit of jealousy comes from not only a prolific catalogue, but a collection of quality songs any one of which could make an album cut. Bennett’s latest album, The Tallest Man, is the result of hand-selecting the best of best, combining sounds of rock, blues, and soul music. Bennett’s musical education began as a child in Norwich with his father’s collection of blues magazines. “My dad loved old soul music, Stax records, and straight blues. I think of B.B. King as my initiation into bluesRead more.