| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Preserving the awesome majesty of the ocean is the admirable goal of the inaugural Tortuga Music Festival, April 13-14 on Fort Lauderdale beach. But no one will think less of you if your primary focus is the music.
Country star Kenny Chesney, up-...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., $25-$75, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, thebushnell.org
As a teenager, Matisyahu — the shape-shifting Chassidic-reggae-hip-hop...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:14 AM
Grace Potter is well aware of the evanescence of fame and the kind of physical beauty that gets you noticed. So as the decade-in-the-making overnight success story of her band, the Nocturnals, has finally reached pop-culture critical mass, Potter is...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:02 PM
When Daryl Hall and John Oates begin a two-night stand at Hard Rock Live this Friday, they’ll experience something Oates believes eluded the R&B-loving pop duo at the height of their now-43-year-old career: respect.
“Back in the day, in the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:53 AM
What was it, like 17 degrees when you went out this morning? Perfect time for a little news from SunFest. The annual five-day boogie-down on the lakefront in West Palm Beach is May 1-5 this year, and the lineup announced Thursday morning will warm you...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Blackhawks left winger Daniel Carcillo has been enjoying checking both opposing players and his own teammates on the boards this season.
On the ice, he's the team enforcer; protecting his line with such ferocity that the NHL has kept a close eye on...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The “southeast” of Jason Isbell’s new album, Southeastern, could be in Australia, where a guy sits across from a friend at a table in the song “New South Wales,” “1,000 miles from [their] mothers,” as they think...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Expanding Sound Check's focus away from Hampton Roads, I see excitement building over the Interlocken Music Festival which will bring Neil Young, Zac Brown and Widespread Panic to an historic farm south of Charlottesville.
The festival will take place...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...