• Pow Magazine

    Order/Disorder: Stephen Calhoun, Psych Artist

    July 13, 2020. This week, Heights Arts features the artwork of Cleveland Heights native son, Stephen Calhoun. Photographer, designer, painter, musician, and all-around cool dude, Steve was interviewed by POW in effort to breathe order into his ever-experimental, mind-bending digital photography. With exhibition dates from July 10 through August 23, Steve’s artwork must be experienced: Found objects, dizzying algorithms, Hubble…

  • Pow Magazine

    Sunwatchers’ McHugh Strikes the BLM Bell

    John J. Callahan, PhD July 6, 2020 – Back in 2006, Jim McHugh convinced a Cleveland concert promoter to allow members of his band to ascend the shuttered belfry of St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church. In the hours earlier, McHugh’s 12-piece freakout band from Athens, Georgia, had played Parish Hall, the repurposed church-property turned avant rock venue. Ever the rule…

  • Pow Magazine

    Neu! Wave Interpreters: Holy Wave’s “Interloper”

    June 29, 2020 – This week, Austin psychedelic dream-pop band, Holy Wave release their fifth LP ‘Interloper.’ The record’s blueprint reveals a heady brew of synth-heavy, psyched-out harmonies perfect for your next kite flying adventure. Holy Wave’s unorthodox compositions defy the verse-chorus-verse conventions of everyday pop, unless you subscribe to the Brian Wilson school of dude-groovery. Shrewd listeners may hear…

  • Pow Magazine

    Inside the Dream Syndicate Universe

    On March 13, 2020, Steve Wynn conducted an exclusive interview with Cleveland-based, POW Magazine contributor, John J. Callahan. Steve Wynn, founding member of Dream Syndicate, called to discuss their new release, The Universe Inside. Steve was a guest of 89.3, WCSB, during Friday Night Rock Rotation. Steve announced his commitment to perform a solo show at the Blue Arrow Records…

  • Pow Magazine

    Grab The Chain. Take the Ride.

    Since its origins in the mid 1960’s, psychedelic rock sought to transcend the boundaries of everyday experience through songcraft, effects, and instrumentation. The song-album became a vehicle for the trip, a musical journey, a sonic story, bending the familiar qualities of narrative to reveal universal human truths. From the Pretty Things to Pink Floyd to Radiohead, successive waves of artists…