JIM WELTE. Writer. Editor.

Thomas Dolby to Unveil ‘Invisible Lighthouse’ Transmedia Show at MVFF36

The phrase “one-of-a-kind performance” gets bandied about in excess, but an Oct. 10 event at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre as part of the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival might boast enough rarities to qualify. Thomas Dolby, the British musician and technology pioneer whose song “She Blinded Me With Science” became a hit in 1982, is debuting a live show in […]

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October 1, 2013 Features, Film, Music, Patch, Q & A

Bob Weir’s TRI Studios Hosts Slightly Stoopid Webcast

The sheer breadth of legendary Mill Valley musician Bob Weir’s career was palpable Monday afternoon as he described the then and now bookends of his nearly 50 years in music. At the SF MusicTech Summit in San Francisco, Weir spoke of performing with Jerry Garcia and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan as Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions […]

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September 13, 2011 Features, Patch, Q & A

New Orleans Gets Wired: David Simon Turns His Sights on the Big Easy

BY JIM WELTE | Published at 12:30 PM on November 17, 2009 On a late spring day in the early 1990s, a Baltimore Sun reporter named David Simon wandered into the now-defunct Funky Butt jazz club on North Rampart Street in New Orleans, where Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias were burning through a scorching set of percussive […]

Henry Rollins, untethered

The one-time Black Flag frontman, now a multi-media presence, talks to MP3.com about his latest USO stop in Iraq and the second season of his IFC talk show.

He’s a musician, actor, author, radio DJ, USO entertainer, and one of the most widely known pop culture figure who’s anything but pop. But it’s Henry Rollin’s interest in everyone and everything around him that has made him such a compelling figure over the years.

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May 3, 2007 MP3.com, Q & A