The Basement Vapes, Volume 17: A We Insist! Playlist!

The Basement Vapes, Volume 17: A We Insist! Playlist!

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers is adamant that socially conscious artists be your guide while celebrating classics by Max Roach, Charles Mingus,
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 16: A Neil Young Preponderance Playlist—Long May It Run

The Basement Vapes, Volume 16: A Neil Young Preponderance Playlist—Long May It Run

Everyone knows Neil Young is everywhere—except Spotify, that is. MAGNET’s Mitch Myers says tonight’s the night to start a new
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Another Basement Tale: It’s How You Play The Game

Another Basement Tale: It’s How You Play The Game

Johnny Thunders The New York Dolls The Heartbreakers MAGNET’s Mitch Myers loads the bases with the Yankees, Johnny Thunders, the
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The Basement Vapes, Volume 15: The Anniversary News Channel—What Goes Around Comes Around

The Basement Vapes, Volume 15: The Anniversary News Channel—What Goes Around Comes Around

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers relinquishes the remote control for a guided tour of the century where ragtime jazz, hippie rock and
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A Basement Tale: The Perfect Beat

A Basement Tale: The Perfect Beat

We don’t know what he was smoking, but MAGNET’s Mitch Myers wrote this most salacious story under the tell-tale influence
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A Vaper Tale: Talk To The Rock—My Night At The Playboy Mansion

A Vaper Tale: Talk To The Rock—My Night At The Playboy Mansion

In this exclusive tell-all, MAGNET’s Mitch Myers goes to the movies with Hugh Hefner, a girl next door, comedy icons,
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When Harry Met Allen: Who's On First (Blues)?

When Harry Met Allen: Who’s On First (Blues)?

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers explores the historical rapport of Allen Ginsberg and Harry Smith, the cosmic riddle of their First Blues,
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A Basement Caper: The Mix-Tape Murder Mystery

A Basement Caper: The Mix-Tape Murder Mystery

Two unlikely stereo types must work together to solve a crime. Murder was the case, and MAGNET’s Mitch Myers is
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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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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania

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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