• 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 in Cleveland to celebrate its April 10 release The COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. Here is a portion of their conversation:  JC:                  Steve Wynn, can you here me? Steve Wynn:   I do! Success! All it took was for you to hang up on me! JC:                   Ha! This…

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    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 have explored, transformed, and innovated this now classic – sacred – genre of rock. Today, the LA-based Warlocks, tend the fire of this most holy of rock temples – the psych rock imprint: the concept album. Behold: The Chain, the ninth studio release from Bobby Hecksher and his mighty Warlocks.…

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    King Khan Re-Khan

    POW/WCSB King Khan is no newcomer to the garage psych revival, but his new release, Turkey Ride (Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning) is sleek peek into his auspicious origins.  Turkey Ride is the work of then kid, King Khan, recorded some 18 years ago in Europe. But the kid King is not playing on Turkey Ride. This is a perfectly produced, 13-song gem, packed with wah-wah pedal rockers, punk ravers, and soul-soaked psych-outs. Think Black Lips versus Elephant Stone in a James Brown bareknuckle rockdown.  In short, I dig it. King Khan is known for his stage-packed, clowning send-up revue, but Turkey Ride is a serious rocker, even if replete in madcap madness.…