| 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 6, 2012
| 11:22 AM
In New Orleans, funk is important. They pump it into the water supply like fluoride. It’s as vital as air or étouffée.
And when New Orleans funk is discussed, a few names spring to mind: the late boogie-woogie piano master Professor Longhair, the...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Acid Mothers Temple
w/ Phantom Family Halo and Sun Dagger. $12-$14, doors 7 p.m., Apr. 29. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, thespacect.com
If experimental rock musicians were Star Wars characters, no one would make a better Yoda than Kawabata...
| 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:...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:52 AM
If you saw the Tedeschi Trucks Band in Boca Raton on Saturday (Sunshine Blues Festival review here), you don’t need much more reason to seek out tickets to the 2013 Wanee Music Festival than to know that they are part of this year’s impressive...
| 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 2, 2013
| 9:45 PM
It's been nearly 20 years since Jerry Seinfeld began visiting Del Boca Vista, the fictional South Florida retirement community where parents Morty and Helen battled crotchety neighbors, ate dinner at 4:30 p.m., didn't run their AC much and reaffirmed...
| 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...
| 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 ...