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South by Southwest

South by Southwest

For decades, Austin TX has been known for its uncanny ability to be the hippest spot for most types of music. It’s almost like there’s a vortex that sucks musical talent into the city limits. This month, however, that vortex must be on the fritz, because it’s sucked in our resident super sleuth, who’s searching high and low for guitar amps.

The King Of Queens

Aerial pan past Manhattan’s gleaming skyscrapers and skim past the East River to the shores of Queens NY: the essential and glorious melting pot of New York Cit...

I Want Your Sax

A few decades ago, a rock ‘n’ roll band called Ocean Blue appeared on the scene. (Or, more appropriately, it appeared on the airwaves of WLIR, Long Island NY’s ...

Golden Gate Guitar Shopping

San Francisco CA has a rich musical tradition, particularly when it comes to jazz and the blues. It was once known as the “Harlem of the West,” and the city onc...

MI Spy Rewind: Summer At The Shore

This summer, the venerable Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ played host to a robust series of rock ‘n’ roll concerts. The Pixies, Willie Nelson, Blues Traveler and ...

MI Spy Is On The Case

I’d been enjoying an extended stay in N’awlins after my last assignment when The Chief called in with my next mission. His harsh bark and frenzied demeanor were...

MI Spy Revs Up

When I attended college, everyone remarked about how odd it was that a native Floridian would choose to attend school in the New York ’burbs. To this day, I sti...