Author: Steven Gdula

REVIEW: An Idol at Any Age

REVIEW: An Idol at Any Age

Older, wiser, happier, and still every bit the punk, Billy Idol proved that good things can get even better with age in a sold-out show at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Review by Steven Gdula, above photo by Mike Rosati.

To Ink, or Not to Ink?

To Ink, or Not to Ink?

Seems everybody had a tattoo except for Ed Desautels and his monkey. So, the question is raised: To ink, or not to ink? Thirty years later, he looks back at his decision. Photograph and tattoo art by Bill Stevenson of Have Fun Be Lucky Tattoo in Baltimore, Maryland.

Erase Errata Works With the Changes

Erase Errata Works With the Changes

Steven Gdula talks to Bianca Sparta of legendary San Francisco No Wave band Erase Errata about how changes in the Bay Area shaped their band over the course of fifteen years, and even the sound of “Lost Weekend,” their new album. Photo by Luiza Sá Davis.

Spandau Ballet: New Journeys to Glory

Spandau Ballet: New Journeys to Glory

Steven Gdula attends the opening night of Spandau Ballet’s current world tour and declares that they might just have people calling them the Next Big Thing … thirty-five years after they got that tag the first time. Photographs by Mike Rosati.