| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:04 PM
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Veteran blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been recording steadily since the mid’-80s, but “Hellfire” is his first album for Chicago-based Alligator Records. It is also his most rock-oriented release, with...
| Feb 28, 2012
Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott is using her clout in national blues circles to bring attention to some of Hampton Roads' top musicians. Yesterday (Feb. 27) and today (Feb. 28), Scott has been in the studio producing a recording that links top local...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Stay in the loop with a look at everything going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Martha Marcy May Marlene
The Skin I Live In
The Son of No One
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Ghost Hunters Live!...
| Aug 5, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS — The blues bug has chomped down on Robert Martin Walters and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, a pair of talented local teenagers.
Watch them jam together on a rollicking blues classic like "Messin' With the Kid," and you might assume...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:31 PM
“Dhoom 3: Back in Action” -- the latest sequel in the popular Bollywood buddy cop series -- will shoot on and around lower Michigan Avenue Thursday and Friday.
There will be street closures from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days on lower Michigan...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:32 PM
One of our favorite events of the year, Share Our Strength's "Taste of the Nation: Laguna Beach" returns June 3 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
Attend this incredible gourmet food and wine event featuring eight celebrity chefs, and you will be directly...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Patrick Stump ... the list of gifted guitarists from Chicago is a long one, and the list of their accomplishments is even longer. But one thing none of them ever had was a Dr. Pepper commercial. Apparently none of their...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
About a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT surprised and thrilled music lovers with "The Headphone Masterpiece," an ambitious, low-fi album that reminded listeners of the psychedelic soul classics of the 1970s.
Some considered it an over-hyped oddity. Others were...