| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:08 PM
I wonder if there's been a more common American dream in the last half-century than rock stardom. When I was 8, high on my first exposure to the Beatles, I created my own one-man band in the living room, playing a guitar and drum simultaneously and...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Until this spring, Chicago's Theatre Y focused exclusively on Romanian playwright Andras Visky, with productions of "Juliet: A Dialogue About Love" and "I Killed My Mother," both of which have toured internationally. But the company...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Don't fret if you missed Fiona Apple's show Sunday at the Fillmore. There are plenty of musicians around this week who can tell you how the inside of a tour bus smells.
Pretty Lights at Fillmore Miami Beach
9 p.m. Tuesday, $44.50, LiveNation.com...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Friends of Freddy B Concert
6 p.m., June 3. $10 donation. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.
It's not uncommon these days to hear of someone you know and love falling on hard times. Most of us hope we'd be able...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Danbury's Ives Concert Park opens its season on Tuesday, June 12 when the revived '90s hitmakers Counting Crows take to the scenic stage that rests on a pagoda, in a lake, hiding in the woods behind WestConn's Westside campus. It's one of the most...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"
Randal Myler and Mark Harelik's jukebox biodrama about the king of country music, back when it was still called "hillbilly music," displays most of the weaknesses that beset the form.
There's the awkward mixture of first-...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:47 PM
*** ½ (out of four)
You know what? I can relate to Fiona Apple.
I’m not saying we’re kindred spirits or anything. My voice sounds roughly like a hoarded basement of cats, I’ve never been accused of having an eating disorder and MTV...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:05 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Fiona Apple specializes in overwrought album titles and emotionally transparent art-pop songs. “The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” (Epic)...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:30 AM