The Basement Vapes, Volume 14: Twin Peeks At Hipsters In (And Out Of) Recovery

The Basement Vapes, Volume 14: Twin Peeks At Hipsters In (And Out Of) Recovery

Was Strange Weather Marianne Faithfull’s best album and Hal Willner’s finest production? MAGNET’s Mitch Myers defers To André “Records” Richard
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 13: Take It From Me, Someday We’ll All Be Free

The Basement Vapes, Volume 13: Take It From Me, Someday We’ll All Be Free

Donny Hathaway sang his greatest song in 1973. MAGNET’s Mitch Myers explains how a personal message of hope and encouragement
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 12: Friendless Summer Playlist—Recommended If You Like ... Wilson!

The Basement Vapes, Volume 12: Friendless Summer Playlist—Recommended If You Like … Wilson!

In a cast-away world without desert-island discs and no Beach Boys to lean on, MAGNET’s Mitch Myers unearths sunken treasures
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 11: Public Service Announcement—Blues Run The Game

The Basement Vapes, Volume 11: Public Service Announcement—Blues Run The Game

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers rouses himself for the greater good and remembers Jackson C. Frank’s secret handshake, Nick Drake, the early
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The Basement Crepes (Breakfast Special): The Wakenbake Café Needs Your Help!

The Basement Crepes (Breakfast Special): The Wakenbake Café Needs Your Help!

1234567891011 MAGNET’s Mitch Myers keeps the funny side up with a Jerry Garcia photo contest in Marin County Sad news
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 10: Definitely Maybe—Jeff Beck Is Rock’s Greatest Interpreter

The Basement Vapes, Volume 10: Definitely Maybe—Jeff Beck Is Rock’s Greatest Interpreter

OK, Boomers! MAGNET’s Mitch Myers dives deep under the covers with guitarist Jeff Beck while Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Charlie
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Nine: Spoiler Alert! Shadow Beats The Heat

The Basement Vapes, Volume Nine: Spoiler Alert! Shadow Beats The Heat

Together again for the very first time, De Niro and Pacino get mixed up with DJ Shadow in the perfect
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Eight: I Found A Love … And It’s Magnatone

The Basement Vapes, Volume Eight: I Found A Love … And It’s Magnatone

When MAGNET's Mitch Myers falls, he falls hard. Infatuation began with a Wilson Pickett song—then true vibrato took hold. Have
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Seven: By Popular Demand — Lou Reed’s Exquisite Jane

The Basement Vapes, Volume Seven: By Popular Demand — Lou Reed’s Exquisite Jane

MAGNET's Mitch Myers explains the confusing history behind "Sweet Jane," Lou Reed's often-covered, always-changing ode to rock 'n' roll Le
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Six: The Three Main Food Groups (Neil, Bob And Lou)

The Basement Vapes, Volume Six: The Three Main Food Groups (Neil, Bob And Lou)

Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. Mitch Myers, MAGNET's Rock 'N' Roll Doctor, gets
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Five: From Beatle To Bowie, Bad Boy To Bad Girl—Won’t You Try Some, Buy Some?

The Basement Vapes, Volume Five: From Beatle To Bowie, Bad Boy To Bad Girl—Won’t You Try Some, Buy Some?

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers delves into the fascinating history of an overlooked gem by the other Fab Four: Ron, Phil, George
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Four: The Unbearable Whiteness Of Being Southern

The Basement Vapes, Volume Four: The Unbearable Whiteness Of Being Southern

MAGNET's Mitch Myers has music, race and regional culture on his mind, and here he tries to reconcile this Southern
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Three: "Freebird" + Sex Mob = Free Jazz?

The Basement Vapes, Volume Three: “Freebird” + Sex Mob = Free Jazz?

Downtown NYC jazz ensemble Sex Mob proves this Skynyrd "Bird" can change. Lord knows MAGNET's Mitch Myers is to blame.
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The Basement Vapes, Volume Two: "Witchi Tai To" (A Song For All Seasons)

The Basement Vapes, Volume Two: “Witchi Tai To” (A Song For All Seasons)

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers packs his peyote and takes a trip through the history of "Witchi Tai To," a minor-hit jazz-fusion
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The Basement Vapes, Volume One: A Loose Salute To The Early Musical Impact Of The Band

The Basement Vapes, Volume One: A Loose Salute To The Early Musical Impact Of The Band

As music lovers around the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Band's landmark Music From Big Pink debut, MAGNET's Mitch Myers
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