| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Gathering of the Vibes
July 25-28. Phil Lesh & Friends (2 nights), The Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, Galactic, John Butler Trio, Dark Star Orchestra, John Scofield Uberjam,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Back from the sea are the jam bands and funkmakers of last week's Jam Cruise: Femi Kuti brings the Afrobeat of his Positive Force to Grand Central tonight at 8 ($33, GrandCentralMiami.com), and English reggae will blast through the Culture Room at the...
| Jan 5, 2013
During a midday hike along the cliffs of northern New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River, drummer Billy Martin walks on isolated paths spotted with melting snow.
"It's really beautiful," he says, panting. "There's nobody here."
His breath becomes...
| Mar 22, 2013
Attired in a canary-yellow shirt, sequined slacks and a pharaoh's headdress, Sunny Jain beat a brisk tattoo on his two-sided dhol drum. Beaded and bewigged residents of New Orleans' Tremé and French Quarter neighborhoods danced and shouted along to the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:12 AM
On a day when most of Connecticut can hardly imagine being at a sunny, outdoor music festival, the folks at Gathering of the Vibes offered us all a glimmer of sunshine: the 2013 lineup. And it's good.
Headliners include Phil Lesh and Friends (get this:...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:37 AM
On his website, singer-songwriter and New England native Ryan Montbleau, 34, describes himself as a "late-bloomer." But over the years, as his career has veered down two distinct, interconnected paths, he's managed to cobble together a pretty impressive...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The 5th Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival unfolds Nov. 10-13 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. Performers include Trey Anastasio Band, Medeski, Martin, Scofield and Wood, Lettuce, Zach Deputy, Galactic, Big Gigantic, Karl Denson's ...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:38 PM
One of the most talked-about movies at this year’s Berlin Film Festival has turned out to be “Iron Sky,” a quirky sci-fi parody with aspirations to political satire....