I remember being at our usual bar in the city before this show. The buzz was the shows in Cleveland and Philadelphia were mediocre at best. It wasn’t encouraging news. Brent had passed a few months prior, and Vince Welnick was now playing keyboards. I remember being at the Foxboro show in July 90 and […]
Author: Steven Santarpia
Steven Santarpia is my name. I'm a big fan of both Radiohead and The Grateful Dead. The two best bands i've ever seen live. For the Grateful Dead, I mostly saw New York area shows. My first Grateful Dead show was in 1988. I've done a lot more traveling to Radiohead shows. My first Radiohead show was in 1997.
Favorite musical artists include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Band, Radiohead, REM, Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Bjork, and The Grateful Dead.
Press release from February 26, 2021.
Live at the Roseland Ballroom This show is up on YouTube with a C quality audience recording. It’s not the easiest thing to listen to. Fair warning. This is the bands second time playing Roseland which closed down in 2014. It was always a great place to see a show in NYC. The band seem […]
April 4, 1996, Metro, Chicago, IL, Pretty average show for this time. Not many highlights. Thom seems to be in a ‘mood.’ The concert video is taken from a JBTV broadcast, so its filmed professionally. The drums are a bit high in the mix and the guitars could be louder. At times, it’s a frustrating […]
Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands, May 27, 1996 This is a show many Radiohead fans are familiar with: Pinkpop Festival from May of 1996. I know I’ve watched it many times. Though it’s a cold and wet day, they seem to rise to the occasion despite these weather conditions. The band starts off in fine form with […]
How I Got Into Radiohead
Steven Santarpia Radiohead 1997 This is story is of how I, Steven Santarpia became a fan of Radiohead. I heard Radiohead’s Creep on the radio around January of 1997. I knew the song and was always neutral about it. For some reason this time, it caught my hear cause I immediately wanted to learn it […]
How I Got Into The Grateful Dead
Steven Santarpia Grateful Dead A young Steven Santarpia had no clue who The Grateful Dead were. I was very naive about music. The Grateful Dead were not on my radar until 1987 when I went to college in New London, Connecticut. Before that, my group of friends either listened to WNEW (New York City) classic […]