by Lee DeVito
The keen Metro Times reader should have noticed something familiar about the cover of this year's Blowout issue. A nod to the iconic cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, MT photographer Doug Coombe replaces Dylan, muse Susan Rotolo and the Greenwich Village background with couple Christopher Jarvis and Lianna Vanicelli of Blowout band Phantasmagoria in Hamtramck. Coincidentally, Rotolo passed away on Friday, February 25th after a long battle with lung cancer; the MT issue hit the stands the following Wednesday. What was intended as aesthetic homage now becomes a rock n' roll tribute.