| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:41 AM
Plains isMichael McGinnis (from right), Max Johnston, Jorge Gonzalez Graupera and Jorge Rubiera. Photo by Eric Bojanowski.
The dark eyes of the bearded, 6-foot-3-inch Michael McGinnis peer out from tortoise-shell glasses as he sips on Jameson at...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
SKETCHY PARTY #2
Friday, Aug. 12
As City Link’s Colleen Dougher reported in June, Robby Campbell and Jordan Melnick, the brains behind the must-read Beachedmiami.com, are engaged in a mighty ambitious art project: to create portraits of every person...
| Feb 15, 2011
Lots of upsets, life-size Jim Henson Co. puppets and a giant egg carrying Lady Gaga were enough to drive the Grammy Awards to its largest audience in more than a decade. Sunday night's biggest winner, however, might be an act that didn't even take home...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Foodies will love the return of Orange County Restaurant Week starting Sunday through March 5. They capped off the restaurants this year to 100 — to keep it even more special. It's a great week to try new restaurants — the list is perfect...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...
| Oct 31, 2012
*** (out of 4)
Kids these days. They spend so much time on that Internet, digesting overwhelming amounts of information, destroying their attention spans. It’s a wonder they can ever synthesize it into anything useful, am I right?
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static.
It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 7:25 AM
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- It was Bruce Springsteen day Thursday at the South by Southwest Music Conference, but the singer instead turned the spotlight on his fellow artists.
His keynote address was essentially a long, heart-felt thank you to his musical...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...