An Exclusive Interview With Austin Marolla

An Exclusive Interview With Austin Marolla

A singing eye doctor who write songs about Christmas? Well let’s see just where this goes as we sip some eggnog, pucker up for a “Christmas Kiss” and have a tête-à-tête with the multifaceted Dr. Austin Marolla. NFZ: Where were you born? What’s up No Fly Zone readers!  I was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island, NY.  While my parents were living on SI, they wanted to have the same doctor that delivered…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Grand Funk – “We’re An American Band”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Grand Funk – “We’re An American Band”

Grand Funk started in Michigan or one of those states around there. They were just 3 kids who saw enough freedom that they decided to be a band. Their first record was in 1969. By 1971 they were one of the biggest selling acts in the world. They pioneered stadium rock in a way even the Beatles did not do. They were a classic example of an American mom and pop endeavor going huge. Back…

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Barro | Somos

Barro | Somos

ARTIST: Barro TITLE: Somos LABEL: self-released The city of Recife and Pernambuco state in Brazil’s northeast are home to one of that vast nation’s most unique music scenes. Artists like Lenine, Nacao Zumbi, Mombojo and Otto make music that’s challenging, uncategorizable and most certainly distinct from what’s happening in the cultural capitals of Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro. The second solo album from Barro threatens to put him into that top tier of Pernambuco artists….

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

The Byrds are an interesting band in the history of American Rock and Roll. Their members various work have affected all of music. Whether it is the great, obscure solo records of Gene Clark, or the continued work by Roger McGuinn, where he has become the last true folkie. Go see him in concert today. He is still great. The Chris Hillman /Gram Parson’s legacy still reverberates through the alt country rock scene today as…

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