Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Carlton Jumel Smith –“1634 Lexington Avenue”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Carlton Jumel Smith –“1634 Lexington Avenue”

Now stick with me dear readers, this is one hard record for this humble reviewer to quantify. In the spirit of full disclosure I have to tell you, that I love Sir Carlton Jumel Smith. I have known him heading on 25 years and he is one of my fave people walking the earth. We have an old bond forged in the gritty NYC Lower East Side music scene in the 1990s. Countless shows and…

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An Exclusive Interview With Alpha Cat

An Exclusive Interview With Alpha Cat

Like any other good cat, Alpha Cat has been blessed with 9 lives. She takes some time out from her busy schedule to field a few questions for our readers here at The No Fly Zone Magazine and discuss the past, present, and future, as well as what lies ahead in life for her and her music.  NFZ: In the entertainment business you’re professionally known as Alpha Cat. What’s the story behind the name? AC:…

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Darrell Kelley’s I’m So High Video

Darrell Kelley’s I’m So High Video

Darrell Kelley is getting higher and higher on many levels these days. From the output of his musical creations to the amount of radio play and publicity his music generates, the numbers keep climbing higher and higher. It is fitting that Kelley has made inroads into high quality video production. It is also fitting that the video is to compliment his song I’m So High. Featuring Kelley getting his swag on amongst the sun and…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: The Godz – “The Godz”

Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: The Godz – “The Godz”

One of the greatest traits about America has always been the regional musical differences born of living in these United States. This album is a perfect encapsulation of that phenomenon that reached fruition musically at this point (1978) and a little further past the mid 1980s. This is not the dissonant 1960’s NYC band the Godz. The Midwest Godz are different and are not for everyone. They are down and dirty rock and rollers. I…

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