Santo & Johnny put the instrumental bug in Friends of Dean Martinez

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 5, 1995 By Steve Newton You could foresee that by calling your band the Friends of Frank Sinatra, you’d be leaving yourself open for a spot of legal trouble—or worse—should Ol’ Blue Eyes catch wind of the misleading moniker. But could you forgive an instrumental quintet from Arizona … Continue reading Santo & Johnny put the instrumental bug in Friends of Dean Martinez

Modelos keep their cowboy-surf succinct

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 2, 2006 BACK IN THE late '80s, when Modelos guitarists Joe Rotundo and Mike Kenney attended high school together in Fort Erie, Ontario, they couldn't have guessed they'd be playing in a Vancouver cowboy-surf instrumental band one day. At Ridgeway Crystal Beach high school they were more into the Ramones and … Continue reading Modelos keep their cowboy-surf succinct