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Song: Riding to New York by Passenger

Passenger - Riding to New York

Motorcycles and music go hand in hand. Often we think of rockin’ jams from Seger or Steppenwolf, but in this song from Passenger, we’ve found a soft and somber telling of a tale where a motorcycle has a key role in experiencing life. Watch the simple, pond-side performance of “Riding to New York” and see Michael Rosenberg‘s lyrics below…then go hug someone you love.

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Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2013: Event Video

Relive the 2013 Mods vs. Rockers Chicago event taking place in Uptown Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom. The guys at Steel Toe Press throw a mean party, or in this case, the “largest urban vintage motorcycle rally in the United States.” We were there for the entire Saturday and captured this video-sampling of bikes, hot rods and rock n’ roll. There were top acts indoor and out, with a nice mix of rockabilly, psychobilly, roots rock and a little punk sprinkled in. If you missed this killer gathering of mods, rockers and rockabilly rebels, mark your calendar for next year: June 13th & 14th, 2014!

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Arlo Guthrie and The Motorcycle Song

Arlo Guthrie - Motorcycle Song

Sifting through the record collection here at Good Spark Garage, I came across Arlo Guthrie’s album, Running Down the Road. The image of him on his 1960’s Triumph scrambler prompted me to hum his iconic “Motorcycle Song.” So I pulled out the well-worn Alice’s Restaurant album where the motorsickle song resides.

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