Remixed Magazine Posts

January 7, 2018

Flautist, singer and songwriter, Ray Thomas, as a founding member of the Moody Blues, one of the most successful bands of all time, isn’t the type of musician we generally cover in Remixed. But as I sit here mourning his recent passing, it occurs to me that his final…

December 21, 2017

Daveed Diggs was rapping – brilliantly – long before Lin-Manuel Miranda cast him as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. Diggs’ experimental hip-hop group, Clipping, specializes in dark poetry and, of late, harrowing videos. Case in point, the video for “Shooter,” below, is as striking as the track itself,…

November 29, 2017

Make no mistake: he’s the 567th greatest rapper on the planet. He wears a crappy 70s tie, plaid pants, a light on his head and on a good day, if he’s lucky, has a groupie. We’re talkin’ about MC Frontalot, a man who’s made being a nerd into a…

November 16, 2017

Big Smith is hitting the road hard these days promoting their newest studio effort “Shoots, Roots & Wings,” and after nearly 15 years of recording and touring, the members of Big Smith are beginning to show the subtle signs of age. It’s happening gracefully, but their faces are showing…

November 16, 2017

It’s about 1PM on a Sunday afternoon, and the lead duo from Holes and Hearts is ready for their closeup. As your editor spends several minutes fiddling with videoconferencing equipment, the Macek brothers calmly face the Webcam and beam rockstar charisma at the lens. Long after your editor has…

November 14, 2017

Any guy who performs certified far-left folk-rock parodies in a Texas bar – and survives, yet (see sidebar) – has more stones than most. And you have to have a thick skin if you’re taking on right-wing flash points like gay marriage and creation science. But Roy Zimmerman is far, far more than a provocateur. Let’s…

November 14, 2017

17 years after “Sleeping Satellite,” Tasmin is working at her own pace, and writing some of the best material of her career Not everyone can say they had a major record deal – and even fewer walk away from an offer to renew it. But that’s just what singer-songwriter Tasmin…