Skip to main content



Don’t Believe In Ghosts – It Started With A KISS

When Don’t Believe In Ghosts frontman Steven Nathan was nine years old he put on a KISS concert in his backyard that would’ve made Gene Simmons proud. Joined by his brother, and two neighborhood kids, they painted their faces, and were ready to “Rock and Roll All Nite,” or at least until bedtime, for their small audience. “We were little kids,” he says, “so the only people that would come were the parents.” Nathan, however, still wanted to find a way to make the show grandiose. “I’m thinking I want a big KISS concert with explosions, right? So everybody’s sitting there, and we have the music playing, and we’re doing the songs, and then I’m like we need the fireworks, so I grabbed the water hose and hosed down the entire audience. You’ve never seen adults scramble so fast in your life. They were flyin’.” While family members fled, Nathan remembers the underlying thought behind it all, and how it’s still relevant to his performances today. “For me it was about the show. We needed somethi

Latest Posts

NYC Scene Report – Purr, mmeadows, & We Are Scientists

Pop Shots – A Look At The Charts … From 25 Years Ago

One Hit Wondering – Divinyls

NYC Scene Report – Homeboy Sandman, Razor Braids, & The Lemon Twigs

Pop Shots – Front and Center

8 Things You Should Know About Craig Greenberg

NYC Scene Report – Stalking Gia, Say She She, & Miriam Clancy

Pop Shots – Connections

Classic Compilation – Pure Rock (1981)

NYC Scene Report – SunDub, Sammy Rae & The Friends, & aldrch & aldn

Pop Shots – Why The New Oldies Don’t Feel Old

Indie Roundtable – The State of Touring In 2023