Fashion


  • The Cosmic Dawn: Revisiting Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”

    David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is often seen as a turning point not just in his career, but in the landscape of rock music itself. Released on June 16, 1972, this album introduced the world to Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous, bisexual alien rock star. But the…

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  • Reviewed: Kamasi Washington’s Fearless Movement

    As an ambitious creator of new musical worlds, visionary saxophonist Kamasi Washington wants to understand and proclaim the power of love. He wants to come to terms with his mortality. He wants to make people dance. And he certainly wants people to stop hating on jazz. Mixing jazz horns with afrofuturist concepts, spiritual transcendence, and…

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  • The King at the Garden: Elvis Presley’s 1972 Triumph

    June 10, 1972, was no ordinary day at Madison Square Garden. The hallowed halls, famous for hosting legendary sports battles and unforgettable music performances, were about to witness another momentous event. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was back in New York City for the first time since the ’50s. This wasn’t just…

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  • Whitney Houston’s Second Act: The Album That Changed Everything

    Whitney Houston’s second album, “Whitney,” released on June 2, 1987, was a seismic event in pop music history. This album didn’t just meet the high expectations set by her debut—it obliterated them, securing Houston’s place as a musical titan and smashing records left and right. From the outset, “Whitney” was a force of nature. It…

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  • Rare Photos of Bowie from the 70s

    Picture this: it’s January 24, 1973. David Bowie, the chameleonic rock star, steps onto the SS Canberra cruise ship, embarking on yet another leg of his legendary Ziggy Stardust world tour. At his side, capturing every glittering moment, is his childhood chum, Geoff MacCormack. “I remember thinking how enormous the ship was,” MacCormack recalls, “which…

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  • The 1963 Tour That Catapulted The Beatles into Stardom

    In the spring of 1963, The Beatles embarked on a tour that would irrevocably change not only their careers but also the cultural landscape of the 1960s. Starting on May 18 at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, England, this tour was more than just another series of concerts; it was the genesis of Beatlemania and…

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  • Disco and Debauchery: A Night at Studio 54

    Studio 54 flung open its glamorous doors on April 26, 1977, and with its opening, it instantly cemented itself as the crown jewel of Manhattan’s nightlife. This wasn’t just a club; it was a nocturnal kingdom where the elites of Hollywood, fashion, art, and music came to play. The stories of its decadence, celebrities, and…

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  • When Paris Met Tina

    In the whirlwind world of pop culture and high fashion, few images capture the essence of an era quite like Peter Lindbergh’s iconic photograph of Tina Turner in Paris, 1989. Dressed in the pinnacle of Haute Couture from that year, Tina Turner stands not just as a musical icon but as a timeless emblem of…

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  • Tuning Into the Future: The Day KMPX-FM Redefined Radio

    In the electric haze of the 1960s, when tie-dye was more than a fashion statement and the air was thick with the promise of revolution, a seismic shift was happening in the heart of San Francisco. This was not just any cultural tremor, but a musical metamorphosis that would change the airwaves forever. On April…

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  • Prince’s Purple Rain: A Melody that Defined a Decade and Beyond

    The 1980s: a canvas painted with a kaleidoscope of sonic hues. Amidst the dazzling array of musical moments, one anthem casts a resplendent purple shadow even today – Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Released on September 26th, this piece by the virtuoso, Prince Rogers Nelson, encapsulated the spirit of the ’80s with its melancholic yet enchanting tune.…

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  • Nirvana’s “Nevermind”: The Album that Redefined Rock

    In the luminous haze of the early ’90s, hair metal’s excesses dominated, and pop melodies entranced. But from Aberdeen, Washington, a distinct sound was about to change everything. Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, released on September 24, 1991, catapulted grunge into mainstream consciousness, redefining rock’s boundaries and societal conventions. The stories embedded within Nirvana’s “Nevermind” are as captivating…

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  • Riffs, Rebellion, and Revolution: Nirvana’s Game-Changing Anthem

    September 10, 1991. The music world was about to be irrevocably shaken. The airwaves, long dominated by polished pop beats and the electric glitz of the ’80s, were intercepted by a raw, gritty guitar riff heralding the arrival of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” As the lead single from the band’s seminal “Nevermind” album, this…

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  • The MTV Phenomenon: Changing the Tune of the Music Industry

    On August 1, 1981, an unprecedented event occurred in the media industry that would forever change the way we consume music: the launch of MTV (Music Television). The first-ever music video to grace this new platform was The Buggles’ fittingly prophetic “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a title that foresaw the pivotal shift about to…

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  • “No, I have the best system in the world!” #3: Inside a $50K Audiophile’s Paradise

    My setup has evolved over the last few years into one of the best I’ve ever heard anywhere, especially for one that hovers around the $50K mark, not an outlandish sum for a high-end setup.

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