AJOBO (8/4/14)

I know, I know. It’s not really 8/4/14/. Misleading headline alert!

Yes, my weekly post is a day late because Sunday was my birthday and yesterday was a major recovery day. From the moment I woke up to when my head hit the pillow, the entire day was jam-packed with friends,  fun and Coney Island adventures. Since I’m not as young as I once was, it took a little time to bounce back. Never fear; I’m back in the saddle and ready for another exciting week of REBEAT!

As I mentioned at the start of this whole thing, we’re in the infantile days of the magazine and things might be changing around a bit as we find our footing. One of those things might be the way this column is used. For one, I’ll try not to be so long-winded about Internet cats and get straight to why you clicked through: your weekly menu of readable goodies! Of course, if there’s any news to report or updates to give, those will be here as well.

It seems like every week this magazine grows and grows, and gets better and better. Thank you all so much for your feedback so far! I love hearing what you like and what you want to see more of. I can promise you that over the next few weeks and months, we have some unbelievable stories and interviews coming up that you absolutely will NOT want to miss!

Like these, for example!

This Week on REBEAT!

– Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks, a song that our contributor Jen Cunningham calls “a game-changer.” Indeed. If not for that hit, the Kinks probably would have ghosted the music industry as no-hit wonders. Find out more about why, out of the many memorable hits that came out of 1964, “You Really Got Me” might be the most significant.

– Do you like your reviews royal? Well, how about sizzling hot off the stage? Yes? Good. Sally O’ Rourke writes up “King of the Surf Guitar” Dick Dale and Emma Sedam reports on the “Queen of Soul” herself, Aretha Franklin. You may bow or curtsy, if you like.

– He was the unmistakable voice behind hits like “Needles and Pins” and “Love Potion No. 9” for the British Invasion band the Searchers. Later this week, read an EXCLUSIVE interview with Mike Pender, in which he discusses his first ever appearance at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, the 50th anniversary British Invasion tour this fall, and his introduction to — pizza?

All that plus a special Woodstock-themed JUKEBOX, RAVER and more, coming up just for you!


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Allison Johnelle Boron is a Los Angeles-based music writer and editor whose work has appeared in Paste, Goldmine, Popdose, and more. She is the founder and editor of REBEAT. Her karaoke song is "Runaway" by Del Shannon. Find her on Twitter.