Wednesday, April 17, 2024

music critic

Finally unearthing my 1990 late night KISStory dinner chat with Paul Stanley as “End Of The Road” KISS goodbye comes to Baltimore

Nestor Aparicio wanted the best and he got the best! As a kid who worshiped all things KISS in the 1970s musical coming of age, he interviewed Paul Stanley twice as a music critic – once at The News American as a 16-year old in 1985 and again in a late-night, by-invite personal sit down with the legendary leader of the hottest band in the world at a makeup free 1990 chat on the "Hot In The Shade" tour. It was a great chat when the groupies weren't beating on Stanley's hotel room at the Dulles Hyatt.

Nestor Aparicio interviews Paul Stanley of KISS on Hot In The Shade tour in 1990

Nestor Aparicio wanted the best and he got the best! As a kid who worshiped all things KISS in the 1970s musical coming of age, he interviewed Paul Stanley twice as a music critic – once at The News American as a 16-year old in 1985 and again in a late-night, by-invite personal sit down with the legendary leader of the hottest band in the world at a makeup free 1990 chat on the "Hot In The Shade" tour. It was a great chat when the groupies weren't beating on Stanley's hotel room at the Dulles Hyatt.

Former Baltimore Sun editor Bob Nusgart tells Nestor why he gave him a sports journalism life in 1984 at The News American that became...

Former Baltimore Sun editor Bob Nusgart tells Nestor why he gave him a sports journalism life in 1984 at The News American that became WNST

There is no WNST without a guy named Bob Nusgart

It took Nestor Aparicio more than 31 years to finally corral his first boss and the man who sponsored his "big break" at The Baltimore Sun in 1986 to come on the radio show and tell all. Let former Baltimore Sun editor Bob Nusgart tell you (and Nestor) why he gave him a sports journalism life in 1984 at The News American that eventually became WNST at the 25th Anniversary at Costas Inn.

Sam Sessa of WTMD joins Nestor to discuss WYPR acquisition and spinach farming on Eastern Shore

Sam Sessa of WTMD joins Nestor to discuss WYPR acquisition and spinach farming on Eastern Shore

Sharing the local radio love from WYPR to WTMD

Our favorite musical man-about-town Sam Sessa of WTMD joins Nestor to discuss the WYPR acquisition and his previously untold tales of spinach farming on the Eastern Shore.

The day that David Bowie and I talked about spirituality, God and Ziggy Stardust

There's a whole back story to Nestor panning David Bowie's "Sound And Vision" tour and then answering the phone when he called.

Billy Squier returns to rock Hammerjacks and talk life and music in June 1991

Now almost eight years into his life as an #AlmostFamous music critic at The Evening Sun in Baltimore, rockers like Billy Squier would return to pick up where they left off...

Tommy Shaw takes us higher and Nestor gets ultimate fan boy Styx treatment and asks tough questions about Damn Yankees in August 1990

Thirty years later, this harkens back to when Tommy Shaw was with Ted Nugent and Jack Blades in a supergroup and Styx still had Dennis DeYoung. "Yesterday's just a memory, can we we close the door?"
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The Key to getting business back on peninsula after bridge tragedy

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Reading the book on the past and future with Kyf Brewer of The Ravyns

Musician Kyf Brewer of The Ravyns comes home to Baltimore to discuss his role in Nestor's new documentary, his amazing voice work, band history and the fun duo "Cavern Club" show with Rob Fahey set for Big Falls Inn in White Marsh on Friday night. We're still "Ravyn Maniacs" here!

We proudly present the “new” Faidley’s Seafood at Lexington Market

It took a little longer than we thought but the "new" Faidley's Seafood at Lexington Market is now open. We were thrilled to hear the story of the move and how Damye and Alicia packed the new location with everything you remember about the original space on Paca Street. Luke Jones and Nestor Aparicio broadcast live each Friday (2-5pm) that the Orioles are home this spring and summer.
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