| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Joe Cocker, la voz cruda que sugería picaronamente dejarse cubierta solo la cabeza, se convirtió en el mejor ejemplo de eso que dice Joaquín Sabina, que "hay rimas que se reinventan con los mismos sombreros", tras dotar de bríos redivivos a temas de...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:19 PM
According to legend, in the early days of Chicago classical music radio station WFMT-FM 98.7, co-founder Rita Jacobs noticed that folk music was surging in popularity and asked a young announcer, Mike Nichols, to start a weekly show.
Jacobs gave Nichols...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:28 PM
During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"
More than 70...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:19 AM
By now you’ve likely heard that pop hit maker Katy Perry will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
It’s a pretty good choice. Not a great one, but pretty good. Better...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Either imitation really isn’t the sincerest form of flattery, or flattery simply isn’t all it's cracked up to be. Either way, the new two-CD tribute to the music of Paul McCartney, “The Art of McCartney,” is a glaring example of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Ian McLagan, founding keyboardist for the '60s British rock band the Small Faces (known in the '70s as the Faces), died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 69.
McLagan - a 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - suffered a stroke at his home on...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Here are some of the most notable box sets this year in rock and pop:
Michael Bloomfield, "From His Head to his Heart to his Hands"(Columbia/Legacy, $46): A herculean guitarist from Chicago's suburbs, Bloomfield stood at the leading edge of the rock-...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Ian McLagan, who as keyboardist for the Small Faces and later the Faces was part of the first generation of British rockers to gain a wide American following, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 69.
His death, a day after he had a stroke, was...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:27 AM
For many South Florida music fans, Black Friday means vinyl, which often isn’t black anymore. And this year, the white whale for many a hunter of exclusive new vinyl on this quasi Record Store Day is indeed white, the color of a White Russian, to be...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Nikki Lane, "FaLaLaLaLove Ya," (New West Records). It's good to toss on hot Christmas songs early in the season, before repetition burns off their energy. Add to the proverbial fire the wonderful "FaLaLaLaLove Ya," a new potential standard by Nashville...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE MOST powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire," said Ferdinand Foch.
WELL, AS if "House of Cards" wasn't enough to lure you to Netflix, now comes word of an extraordinary documentary being prepared for that cable outlet. It's about the...