Jon Landau

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Zedd at House of Blues, 10/30/2013

    Zedd House of Blues October 30, 2013 I may not know what Zedd looks like, but I think he represents the future. Let's break down that sentence a bit before you grab your pitchforks and light your torches. On a platform at the back of the House of Blues stage, surrounded by giant video walls, ligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Bruce: New Springsteen Book Is the Boss of Them All

    Bruce By Peter Ames Carlin Touchstone Books, 512 pp., $28. Let me start by saying that Carlin -- who has also penned books on Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney -- has written the definitive Springsteen straight-bio here with Bruce, an engaging, thorough, and compelling look at the man and his music. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: 9 Locals To Watch This Weekend

    Rocks Off polled our writers to see which local or regional artist they most wanted to see at Free Press Summer Fest this weekend. Alexa Crenshaw: Robert Ellis recently rebooted his mid-week honky-tonk events, fittingly dubbed Whiskey Wednesday with Robert Ellis. The problem now, though, is that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Get Lit: Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery

    Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery 584 pp., $29.99, Fantagraphics Books ​It was a scene like out of the hardboiled detective novels that Paul Nelson loved so much when police broke into his New York apartment in 2006. What they found was a dark ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Write or Wrong?

    Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions

  • Culture

    November 13, 1997

    Happy Feet

    Robert Henry Johnson likes to play, both with his dances and with his audiences