July 3 in Pop Culture History

July 3 in Pop Culture History

1035 – William the Conqueror became the Duke of Normandy,

1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, an early savings bank in the United States, opened. Many think it was the oldest, but the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS), was founded in December 4, 1816 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

1852 – Congress established the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco.

1884 – Dow Jones …

July 2 in Pop Culture History

July 2 in Pop Culture History

1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1839 – 53 African slaves took over the slave ship Amistad.

1890 – The US Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

1897 – Guglielmo Marconi obtained his patent …

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is so Much More Than a Dedication to The Legendary Rock Singer

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Review

Baz Luhrmann has given us plenty of stories derived from glitz and glamour but cemented in tragedy and loss from Romeo + Juliet to Moulin Rouge. Now he’s compartmentalizing the story of the king of rock and roll with his signature style in Elvis.

Starring breakout newcomer Austin Butler as the gyrating superstar himself, and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’s shady manager the film incorporates a typical …

July 1 in Pop Culture History

July 1 in Pop Culture History

1770 – Lexell’s Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history.

1819 – Johann Georg Tralles discovered the Great Comet of 1819, (C/1819 N1). It was the first comet analyzed using polarimetry, by François Arago.

1874 – The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, went on sale.

1881 – The world’s first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, …

Starset Brings Stadium Tour Production To The Ritz Ybor

Starset ©2022 Johnnie Crow Photos


Starset performed a live demonstration concert at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Florida on June 17, 2022.  They now have 7 members, with vocalist Dustin Bates, drummer Adam Gilbert, guitarist Brock Richards, and bassist Ron DeChant joined by Zuzana Engererova on cello, Siobhán Richards on violin and keyboards, and Cory Juba on guitar and synthesizers.


Starset ©2022 Johnnie Crow Photos


Starset put on a full headlining show, …

June 30 in Pop Culture History

June 30 in Pop Culture History

1831 – A patent for a platform scale was issued to brothers Erastus and Thaddeus S. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

1859 – Jean-Francois Gravelet, known as Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate (Huxley-Wilberforce debate or the Wilberforce-Huxley debate) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place.

1886 – The United States …

Vancouver Radio Station Plays Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” On Repeat

It began after three DJs were laid off at KiSS FM, the city’s pop and soft rock station

Rage Against The Machine

After three long-time DJs were laid off, a Vancouver radio station began blasting Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” on repeat. Popular on-air personalities Kevin Lim, Sonia Sidhu, and Tara Jean Stevens were let go from the station after working there for more than five years. According to The Vancouver Sun

June 29 in Pop Culture History

June 29 in Pop Culture History

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, …

June 28 in Pop Culture History

June 28 in Pop Culture History

1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious …

Tool Will Release A Black Vinyl Edition Of ‘Fear Innoculum’

Tool live

The LP features brand new artwork by guitarist Adam Jones

Tool live
Tool [Matt Bishop Photo]

Tool are releasing their GRAMMY®-Award winning fifth album Fear Inoculum as a new black vinyl set on August 5 via RCA Records.

Following the release of the limited edition single-pressing ultra-deluxe 5-disc vinyl box set, the critically acclaimed album is available now as a 3-disc 180 gram set on black vinyl. The forthcoming edition features new artwork by guitarist Adam Jones. …

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is the Series’ Best Yet

Stranger Things Season Four (Part 1) Review

Since its premiere in 2016 Stranger Things shocked and impressed audiences with its captivating world, engaging storytelling, and of course- 80s nostalgia. 

Now back for its fourth season, this (initially) small-budget indie Netflix show turned cultural phenomenon proves to be so much more than the show with scary flesh-eating monsters, and popular 80s songs. With the mixed perception of season 3, season 4 had a lot to deliver

Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour Is A Massive Rock Experience

Machine Gun Kelly live Camden New Jersey 2022

Music’s newest renegade is selling out venues across the country

Machine Gun Kelly live Camden New Jersey 2022
Machine Gun Kelly [Matt Christine]

Rock music’s newest renegade Machine Gun Kelly is currently running around North American on his Mainstream Sellout Tour. The former rapper has been labeled a sellout by many for performing his new brand of pop-punk. Even MGK himself has embraced it, titling his second consecutive No. 1 Billboard album Mainstream Sellout. Love him or hate him, he is selling …