In the 1990s, Chicago became the center of a so called “post-rock” scene. Did my record collection, passed on to James Warden, play a role in this?
Brian Omelia hails from the Quad Cities, where my father’s parents also have roots, specifically in Davenport’s Germantown.
Madison, Wisconsin, known for its hippie lifestyle and radical politics, also had great dance clubs, including the Back East and the New Bar.
Chris Pearson describes his life in 1988 Chicago and how he entered his career as a decorative painter.
Albert Ayler lived a brief high intensity musical life in search of spiritual unity. John Coltrane and a few other supporters saw him as visionary, but he was largely underappreciated in his time.