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  • Concert review: Wilco at the Fillmore Miami Beach, Monday, March 22, 2010

    Certain things are a given at a Wilco show: The band will dive deeply into a catalog that ranks among the best rock ’n’ roll efforts of the past 15 years, playing audience favorites as readily as songs even its most-ardent fans may have forgotten existed. Clueless concertgoers will shout requests for songs by Uncle Tupelo, the pioneering alt-country act frontman Jeff Tweedybelonged to before forming Wilco in the early ’90s. The kinetic, tall-as-a-sequoia Nels Cline (no relation) will inspire the guitarists in the crowd to scuttle home and practice. And Tweedy, the band’s main songwriter, resident humorist and passive-aggressive conscience, will scold the audience for some perceived breach of concert etiquette.
  • Allegra Rosenberg is all plugged in, ready to Trock

    Allegra Rosenberg is all plugged in, ready to Trock
    Kids these days. What with their ukuleles and their homespun ballads about the sci-fi series "Dr. Who," and their addictive EPs and ability to get famous authors to pay attention to their ukulele music about minor plot twists on "Dr. Who." I mean, am...

    Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan

    Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan
    Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...

    Album review: Tom Morello, 'Union Town'

    Album review: Tom Morello, 'Union Town'
    2.5 stars (out of 4)   Besides his not-insignificant role in Rage Against the Machine as one of the most innovative guitarists of the last 20 years, Tom Morello has had a long history as an activist. It’s part of his family’s DNA; his...

    From Baltimore, a celebration of Woody Guthrie

    From Baltimore, a celebration of Woody Guthrie
    Nearly a decade ago, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, a Frederick-born playwright, actor and musician who called Baltimore home for several years, began digging into the life of Woody Guthrie. The fruits of that exploration are now onstage in New York....