This microblog is dedicated to the forgotten rebels, the unsung heroes, the pioneers, innovators, and revivalists of early rock and pop.
This means ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s pop and rock ‘n roll (and later groups in that style) — also, any influences on early rock and roll, including, but not limited to: gospel, blues, vocal jazz, hillbilly, country, folk, boogie, and swing.
To be even more specific: Rockabilly, blues, garage rock, soul, doo wop, hillbilly, folk, psych, surf, glam/glitter rock, power pop, traditional ska, rocksteady/early reggae, punk/proto-punk, caveteen, freakbeat, early gospel, psychobilly, beat, mod revival, pub rock… you get the picture.
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Sam Sinister is the former singer for New Castle, PA Oi! band Dead City Dealers, and currently a lo-fi home recording artist. Past projects include Artless Nonculture, a webzine dedicated to the punk/rock and roll scenes of Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio, and The Shit Parade, a weekly 2-hour radio show on the now defunct WherewolfRadio.com.
He has been in several other bands, including Bob Sagget and the FullHouse, The Disliked, The Яeversatiles, and The Runs.