BANDS THAT KULCZYK HAS ALWAYS THOUGHT WERE 10 POUNDS OF CRAP IN A 5 POUND BAG – The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Metallica, Uriah Heep, System of A Down, No Doubt, The Bee Gees, The Fall, Primus, The Go Go’s, Pearl Jam, Mountain, L7, The Beastie Boys, Pantera, Bad Company, Sound Garden, Genesis, The Doors, Black Eyed Peas, Jane’s Addiction, Boston, The Bangles, The Eurythmics, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Foghat, Sonic Youth and The Dave Matthews Band.
Bang Sugar Bang has been plowing through the Maximum Ink area and leaving a mass of happy fans and bleeding eardrums. The L.A. based punk trio is reminiscent of the seminal L.A. punk band, X. Part old school punk/part modern rockers – Bang Sugar Bang tour constantly, but your only chance to see them around here in April is at Cheap Thrills in St. Cloud, MN on April 12. www.bangsugarbang.com
The pride of La Crosse, Shot to Hell, with their new supergroup lineup is all set to go with shows on April 21 at Jeff's 324 in La Crosse and on April 22 at Madison’s King Club with The New Recruits and The Midwest Beat. www.shot2hell.com
RIP – Buck Owens, the living legend of American Music died on March 25.
Bobby Atchison - Died 2-8-2006 - Cancer (Jazz) He was 80 years old - Born in Akron, Ohio - Drummer - Worked with Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Noel and Waymon "Punchy'' Atkinson.
Laurie Z. - Died 2-9-2006 in Seattle of Lung cancer (Jazz) - She was 48 years old - Keyboardist - She did, "Life Between The Lines" and "Miss You Blues".
Courtney M. Smith - Died 2-16-2006 - Car accident (Rap) He was 21 years old - Was a member of Wolf Pack.
Clifton James - Died 2-16-2006 in Chicago, IL (Blues) Born 10-7-1936 in Chicago, IL, - Drummer and singer - Worked with Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Chicago Blues All Stars, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Howlin' Wolf.
Ray Barretto - Died 2-17-2006 in Hackensack, NJ (jazz) Born 4-29-1929 in Brooklyn, NY - Percussionist and bandleader - Led The New World Spirit - Worked with Wes Montgomery, Tito Puente, Art Blake, Cannonball Adderley, Red Garland, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard.
Windy Johnson (Clarence Johnson) - Died 2-18-2006 of Hypothermia (Blues) He was 86 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Miles Davis - Son of guitarist Lonnie Johnson.
T-Bone Stinson (Tom Stinson) - Died 3-1-2006 - Jumped to his death from his apartment building (Jazz) He was 53 years old - Pianist - Led The Tom Stinson Trio - Worked with Grover Washington Jr., Swingadelica, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and George Benson.
Johnny Jackson - Died 3-1-2006 in Gary, Indiana (Pop) Stabbed - He was 54 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Jackson 5 and White Dove.
Jack Wild - Died 3-2-2006 in Tebworth, Bedfordshire (Pop) Born 9-30-1952 in Royton, Lancashire, England - Singer and actor – He played The Artful Dodger in the musical, Oliver! But most importantly was Jimmy on TV's, "HR Pufnstuf". So ends the persistent rumor that Jimmy was played by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen.
Willie Kent - Died 3-2-2006 in Englewood, CA from Complications of colon cancer (Blues) Born 2-24-1936 in Inverness, Mississippi. - Bass guitarist and singer - Worked with Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Mighty Joe Young and Howlin' Wolf.
Ali Farka Toure - King of the African Blues - Died 3-6-2006 in Bamako, Mali - After a long illness (Blues) Born 1939 in Kanau, Mali - Played the gurkel and guitar - Worked with Ry Cooder and Toumani Diabate.
Jesse "Guitar" Taylor - Died 3-7-2006 in Austin, Texas - Complications of hepatitis C and cirrhosis (Country - Rock) Born 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. - Guitarist - Was a member of The T. Nickel House Band and The Joe Ely Band - Worked with, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Billy Joe Shaver, Butch Hancock, Kinky Friedman and Townes Van Zandt.
Henrik Johansson - Died 3-9-2006 - Stabbed by his girlfriend (Metal) Born 5-31-1977 - Guitarist - Was a member of Apostasy.
Jake Davis - Died 3-16-2006 in southern Travis County, TX in a car accident. (Rock) He was 23 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Breach.
Steve Swaim - Died 3-18-2006 of liver failure (Rock) He was 51 years old - Drummer and songwriter - Was a member of The Clocks.