John Lee Hooker helps Big Head Todd make a Beautiful World

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 8, 1997 By Steve Newton Big Head Todd & the Monsters’ Beautiful World is one of my most-played CDs these days; I can’t get enough of the Denver trio’s stimulating brand of funky, soulful roots-rock. Strangely enough, some of the disc’s most memorable moments occur in songs that … Continue reading John Lee Hooker helps Big Head Todd make a Beautiful World

The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson lashes out at “Nazi-like” marijuana laws

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 19, 1996 By Steve Newton Lucky Black Crowes fans holding tickets to the band’s virtually sold-out show at the Orpheum on Wednesday (September 25) should consider themselves doubly fortunate, since it looked for a while as if Crowes concerts could become a thing of the past. Last year … Continue reading The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson lashes out at “Nazi-like” marijuana laws

Loyal following keeps Big Head Todd going

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 18, 2009 By Steve Newton The day before Todd Park Mohr called the Straight from a friend's place in Chicago, an armed teenager in Germany walked into his former high school and began a suicidal rampage that would claim 16 lives, including his own. Twenty-four hours before that horrific event, another 10 … Continue reading Loyal following keeps Big Head Todd going