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  • OFF-TOPIC: Blues-rocker George Thorogood gives song-by-song thoughts on biggest hits

     
    When blues-rocker George Thorogood plays at Sands Bethlehem Event Center tonight, Aug. 2, don’t be surprised to hear the crowd uninhibitedly singing along with his best-known, good-time songs such as “Move It On Over,” “Who Do...
  • Did Buddy Guy show his age in Bethlehem at '76 years young'?

     
    Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy sang at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday night, "I'm 76 years young, there ain't nothing I haven't done." I believe it. Guy played with John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He......
  • Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois

    Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois
    Daniel Lanois loves shadows — in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery....
  • Long Beach Blues Festival goes on hiatus; Blues Bash planned instead

     
    Citing a tough economic climate, local jazz and blues standard-bearers KKJZ-FM (88.1) has announced that the long-running Long Beach Blues Festival will be going on hiatus this year, breaking a Labor Day tradition that lasted 30 years. On the bright......
  • Album review: Tom Jones' 'Praise & Blame'

     
    Tom Jones turned 70 in June and one listen to "Praise & Blame" leaves no doubt that he's finally decided it's time to stop kidding around. Musically, he's checked out of Vegas and set up shop in Memphis, or maybe......
  • Album review: Grinderman, 'Grinderman 2'

     
    Be it as a songwriter, screenwriter ("The Proposition") or novelist ("The Death of Bunny Munro," "And the Ass Saw the Angel"), Australian singer Nick Cave is a man of words, and he excels at constructing unforgettable scenes filled with emotions......
  • Personal Playlist: David Lynch

     
    The director, who has a pair of singles out, talks about his music picks. The experimental auteur David Lynch has long dabbled in music, efforts of which have been taking a more serious turn of late. The filmmaker released a......
  • Don Van Vliet's tip for guitarists: "Listen to the birds. That's where all music comes from."

     
    Among the bits of advice that Don Van Vliet, in the guise of his musical alter ego, Captain Beefheart, listed in a 1996 musical primer called “Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing,” is this, number 1: “Listen to the......
  • A Palisades balladeer

    IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...