Scott M. Deitche is an environmental scientist by profession. He also writes on the Mafia, including the books Cigar City Mafia, A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld (2004), The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr. (2007), and The Everything Mafia Book: revised edition (2009). His latest book is Rogue Mobster: The Untold Story of Mark Silverman and the New England Mafia (Strategic Media, 2012).
My 25 favorite songs of 2011.
A new music project from songwriter Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse.
Corporate X has crafted a unique concoction of indie, alternative, rock, downtempo, and synth pop.
Era Extrana showcases a buzz band coming into its own.
Ben Folds releases a retrospective of his career, from Ben Folds Five to his solo stuff.
Legends of progressive metal produce an astounding album.
Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal is indeed one book that lives up to its title.
Sinatra, Gotti, and Me is an entertaining snapshot of a far-flung era, a lost piece of American pop culture.
Above Symmetry play European-flavored melodic prog metal with some interesting and unique elements.
Buzz-heavy Florida band The Loving Thorns are playing an all ages show in its home state before heading into the studio to record their third album.