“An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.”
A 2,000-year-old legend – Political Intrigue and Conspiracy – Mystery, Betrayal, Murder…
…The immortal Lazarus – man, myth or the original Frankenstein Monster?
John Derhak’s new imaginative, darkly funny, supernatural thriller. An engaging, purely pulp, genuine page-turner.
For more info about John Derhak and to purchase a copy of The Bones of Lazarus or any of his other works, please visit www.moerepublic.org
Interview conducted by Tim Coffey exclusively for Brotherly Love Productions
My initial meeting with author John Derhak, writer of three novels and brother of moe. bassist Rob Derhak, was a display of synchronicity. Days after reading his first novel and Pulitzer prize nominee, Tales From the moe.Republic, I happened upon the clever author at a local pub in Jupiter, FL. Much to my enjoyment, we spent a few hours talking books, sports and the mysteries of the platypus. It became apparent to me that, not only had this man written one hell of a book, but he had much more to say.
This May 2012, John excitedly releases his third novel, The Bones of Lazarus. Taking place on the Caribbean island of St. George, readers are swept away by a tale of (more…)
I’ve been privileged enough to have two recent conversations with Matthew McDonald, one by phone and another by email, amidst the whirlwind surrounding the announcement of his return to Perpetual Groove, a band he helped start a decade ago but left for personal reasons in June of 2008. Our last interaction being a loose night in an old synagogue, better known in BLP lore as the Art Temple, when Matt supported and joined Brother Bean for a long night of musical mayhem in October of that same year; we spent a few minutes catching up before digging in to what transpired to spark their current evolution, his return to the public realm and what us Perps can expect out of PGoove 2.012.
We here at Brotherly Love Produductions are huge moe.rons and annually attend moe.down and any other moe. event within our reach. My first moe. show was at the Electric Factory in Philly 6/12/1998 when they shared the stage with both String Cheese Incident and Strangefolk and has a strong footing in my Top-10 all time shows. It is our pleasure to help promote their Florida shows and really appreciate their participation in this exclusive Q&A. They were introduced to many in South Florida at the very first Langerado and although they’ve also played another Langerado or two since, have been neglecting this market for far too long. Coming off a yearlong 20th Anniversary tour that included Bear Creek, the band has never been more on fire. Focusing much more on their improv and song segues; their shows are definitely something you’d dig music fan. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into drummer Vinnie Amico‘s mind and that we see you at any or all of their Florida shows next week (Tues 4/5 @ Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Thurs 4/7 @ The Ritz in Tampa & Fri 4/8 at House of Blues in Orlando)!
D$: Most of our readers are familiar with PGroove and some with your solo sets but what can we expect with the Brock & Adam Duo?
Brock Butler: I have done these with Albert on drums and with Perry many times. Having Adam play a show like this opens up some more options for the set list. There are a few more PGroove songs that represent better with his bass to hold it down. Put the thickness to it that is hard to achieve when I am by myself.