Best of 2020

Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta Although 2020 has been a bust musically, it is worth looking back at some of the highlights, there were definitely more than you think! Live music may have been non-existent since mid-March (my last show was March 11) and there really haven’t been many new bands on the scene this year but … Continue reading Best of 2020

My Favorite Christmas Songs – Kansas Keyboardist Tom Brislin

 Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta As we’ve seen in each episode of My Favorite Christmas Songs, there are a lot of Christmas songs and records that mean something to people for different reasons.  One of the big themes is the songs we hear as kids tend to stay with us.  That’s the case with Kansas keyboardist Tom … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Songs – Kansas Keyboardist Tom Brislin

A Conversation with Trans-Siberian Orchestra Guitarist Al Pitrelli

Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta For over two decades the Christmas season meant one thing for music fans, the return of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Much like everything else in 2020, this beloved tradition was in danger of missing a year.  However, it will live on thanks to the saving grace of 2020 – the live … Continue reading A Conversation with Trans-Siberian Orchestra Guitarist Al Pitrelli

A Conversation With Devix, Joe Haze and George Lynch of The Banishment

 There is always excitement when a legend like George Lynch announces a new project, especially one like The Banishment.  Lynch teams up with Devix AKA and Joe Haze to form a new band that combines his trademark guitar with a more industrial sound and an underground art aesthetic.  The band is looking for your help … Continue reading A Conversation With Devix, Joe Haze and George Lynch of The Banishment

A Conversation with Psychosexual Frontman/Ex-FFDP Drummer Jeremy Spencer

Follow MisplcedStraws: Facebook | Twitter | Insta Sometimes change can be a good thing.  In 2018 Jeremy Spencer left Five Finger Death Punch, a band he founded in 2005.  He is now back with a new band, Psychosexual, and a new persona, Devil Daddy.  The band’s debut, Torch the Faith, was released this summer and they just put … Continue reading A Conversation with Psychosexual Frontman/Ex-FFDP Drummer Jeremy Spencer