Anwar Shahbaz-Lopez of The Bassment checks in from Federal Prison, shares story on living with Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland – Fake Shore Drive®

Anwar Shahbaz-Lopez is a longtime fixture in Chicago’s Hip-Hop scene. Over 20 years ago, he started the storied music, lifestyle and streetwear shop, The Bassment, which had various locations all over the city. Its final stop was in Ashland in Wicker Park, and hosted some of the biggest events of the blog era (including Lupe … Read more

Blues Rocker Dana Fuchs is Living on ‘Borrowed Time’ – American Blues Scene

Dana Fuchs is proud to announce the release of eighth album, Borrowed Time on April 29th. It’s her fourth release for German indie Ruf Records. With her feet planted on both sides of the blues-rock divide, Fuchs is one of the fiercest voices in modern-day roots music. She’s equal parts soul singer and blues belter, … Read more

FMP: The Living Music – Interview with Markus Müller ~ The Free Jazz Collective

An Interview with Markus Müller about the book FMP: The Living Musicreviewed here. By Martin Schray and Paul Acquaro Mr. Müller, the FMP exhibitions in Munich in 2017 and in Berlin in 2018 were a wonderfully created and fantastic look back at the wok of FMP. How and when did the decision to also do … Read more

The Living Music (Wolke, 2022) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro In 2017, my wife and I visited Munich’s Haus der Kunst, an imposing concrete building set on the edge of the English Garden, and next to the Eisbachwelle, the mission to see the FMP exhibition. We did not have much time on the vacation, so we skipped documenta 14 in Kessel, even … Read more