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New Nitelife Blogger to Appear on review-mag.com

There is a great tradition of special people with dual identities. Among those, many do their best work at night – super heroes, socialites and the like. Lisa Goulette fills such a role in the Tri-Cities area. During the day many know her as the always friendly cashier at the Essexville Kroger. Friends, acquaintances and regular customers are all familiar with her catch phrase “Let me CHECK you out.”

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From the months of late April through late September over 3 million visitors migrate from all portions of the globe to visit Michigan’s storied Mackinac Island, replete with all the bucolic natural beauty, faithfully restored and polished architectural history, and romantic ambiance that was perhaps best portrayed 35-years ago in the 1980 film Somewhere in Time.​

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Don Tilley is one of the more familiar faces among public servants in Bay County. Most will know him as a veteran member of the Bay County Board of Commissioners, representing primarily the East Side of Bay City. Others simply know him as Mr. Tilley, sociology and economics teacher at Bay City Central High School.

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Jim “Harpo” Valley

Jim Valley is a survivor, having tasted fame as a member of the two hottest bands in the history of Northwest Rock & Roll: Paul Revere & the Raiders and Don & the Goodtimes. The Pacific Northwest bred such luminary groups as the Sonics, Wailers, Ian Whitcomb and the Kingsmen.

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Greg Nagy from Grand Blanc, Michigan is a blues, soul singer-songwriter who offers his third album named “Stranded” on Big O Records with perhaps his tongue in his cheek on its Valentine’s Day release. The disc is ten songs of love, loss, acceptance and rebirth. As his bio states; “Sidelined with major life changes, the ending of a 24 year marriage, Greg eventually got back to the studio to track his best work ever. Stranded. A record about survival.”

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Originally from Saginaw, now longtime Detroit native and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter Stewart Francke has released his third successful crowd-funded album called “Midwestern – The Very Best of Stewart Francke 1995-2015” that has eighteen songs, including two previously unreleased tracks; “Shimmer” and “Simone”.

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The Mongrels’ putative leader Tim Avram gave me the deep end storyline about their current release. He covers a lot of ground lyrically, both thoughtful and profane, while keeping a breakneck beat that is locked into the tightest rhythm section since Green Day kicked up the speed to overdrive.

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Triumph & Tragedy for the ‘Best Metal Band’ of 2015

One of the big surprises at this year’s 29th Annual Review Music Awards was the huge win by Dies To Rise, who managed to ascend above eleven other nominated bands to secure the honor of Best Metal Band – a distinction they quickly rose to share with veteran rockers Burnaround one of the area’s more established bands that have earned this honor numerous times at past ceremonies.

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