Michael Hamad

Writer

Michael Hamad is the staff music writer for The Hartford Courant.

Recent Articles

  • Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut

    Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut

    Entertainers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga may belong to different generations, but "Cheek to Cheek," a joint album of standards released in September, showed they share more common ground than most singers. Now Bennett, 88, and Gaga, 28, have announced they'll tour together in 2015, including a stop...

  • WRTC's Greasy Tracks Hosts 4-Hour Duane Allman Retrospective This Saturday

    WRTC's Greasy Tracks Hosts 4-Hour Duane Allman Retrospective This Saturday

    On October 29, 1971, the world lost charismatic guitarist Duane Allman, who was only 24 years old when his motorcycle hit a flatbed truck in Macon, Ga. Allman’s death came just months after the release of “At Fillmore East,” a double-live album by the Allman Brothers Band still considered to be...

  • Diana Krall's Oakdale Concert Rescheduled For March 6

    Diana Krall's Oakdale Concert Rescheduled For March 6

    Singer/pianist Diana Krall has rescheduled all the dates she was forced to cancel while recovering from a bad case of pneumonia, according to a Live Nation press release. She'll appear at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on March 6. Krall also had to postpone the release of "Wallflower,"...

  • Listen to "Anesidora" by Cult of Ulysses

    Listen to "Anesidora" by Cult of Ulysses

    If you've been to a rock show in Connecticut in the past few years, you've probably been in the same room as Chris Mariotti, who runs the popular blog Lonesome Noise with friend and fellow music-head (and former Tribune employee) Chip McCabe.Mariotti covers local bands as a writer, but he's also...

  • NPR Show 'From The Top' Will Tape An Upcoming Episode At UConn

    NPR Show 'From The Top' Will Tape An Upcoming Episode At UConn

    Host Christopher O'Riley and a talented crew of youngsters, including 13-year-old pianist and Darien resident Chelsea Guo, head to UConn's Jorgensen Center on Saturday, Nov. 1 for a live taping of popular NPR show "From The Top."The show, which features young classically trained players from all...

  • Hartford Public Library Announces Its 2015 Baby Grand Jazz Series Lineup

    Hartford Public Library Announces Its 2015 Baby Grand Jazz Series Lineup

    The 12th season of the Hartford Public Library's popular Baby Grand Jazz Series will feature combos led by pianists Eli Yamin, Eri Yamamoto, Mihoko, Laszlo Gardony, Matt DeChamplain, Jonny King, Brian Marsella and Hey Rim Jeon; trumpeter Nick Di Maria; singer Jolie Rocke Brown; bassist Steve Clarke;...

  • The Who's 50th Anniversary Tour Heading To Mohegan Sun

    The Who's 50th Anniversary Tour Heading To Mohegan Sun

    Half a century of the Who is nearly unthinkable, but that's where we're at. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the two remaining members of the band, bring all those hits to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($109-$145) go on sale Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. through...

  • DJ Steve Aoki And Wiz Khalifa Heading To Foxwoods

    DJ Steve Aoki And Wiz Khalifa Heading To Foxwoods

    Steve Aoki and Wiz Khalifa are booked to play the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Nov. 15. It's the duo's only scheduled show in New England. Aoki, who founded Dim Mak Records, is a born collaborator who's worked with Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Linkin Park, Waka Flocka Flame, Iggy Azalea...

63°