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  • J Geils Band is prepped for a Detroit Breakdown with the Seger crew

    The J Geils Band was on some strange bills in its early days, partnering with British prog bands Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1971) and Yes (1972) and then Manfred Mann (1975). The Boston rockers also shared a stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, at the...
  • Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014

    Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014
    Here are some of the most notable box sets this year in rock and pop: Michael Bloomfield, "From His Head to his Heart to his Hands"(Columbia/Legacy, $46): A herculean guitarist from Chicago's suburbs, Bloomfield stood at the leading edge of the rock-...
  • Southern Hospitality a rising roots/blues supergroup

    A fleeting, magical moment at a Florida music festival led to a collaboration that has had fans of roots and blues music raving ever since. It happened three years ago at a post-festival party jam session hosted by a club that sponsored the festival....
  • Famed blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70

    Famed blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70
    Johnny Winter, an American blues rock guitarist, vocalist and band leader best known for his virtuoso slide-guitar solos and raspy  vocals, was found dead in a hotel room outside Zurich, Swiss police said on Thursday. He was 70. Along with his brother, ...
  • Johnny Winter dies at 70; dazzling blues guitarist

    Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70. His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: A different night at the movies

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: A different night at the movies
    Why would you leave the house to watch a movie anymore? Here are a few reasons: The Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille making its weekend debut at Delray Marketplace (14775 Lyons Road) is a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex that takes “...
  • Penn's Peak marks a decade of music on top of the mountain

     
    In was summer 2002, and the sprawling Rambler’s Ranch mountaintop music venue near Jim Thorpe was in foreclosure, closed for two years. That’s about as long as its builder, local country musician Tommy Schafer, had tried to operate it before.....
  • Orlando Science Center: Roger McGuinn event to kick off guitar exhibit

    Orlando Science Center: Roger McGuinn event to kick off guitar exhibit
    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn will be featured at an Orlando Science Center event on the eve on the world premiere of the touring exhibition called "Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World." McGuinn will not be in...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) The Devil Inside Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy NOTABLE TV MONDAY The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC) Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8...
  • Jan. 3-8 in nightlife: Gridiron Sing-off, Pianos Become the Teeth, Legwarmers and more

    Jan. 3-8 in nightlife: Gridiron Sing-off, Pianos Become the Teeth, Legwarmers and more
    If you're like us, you'll agree that one of the few new year's resolutions worth sticking to is to see more concerts. So why not start tonight? Here are the highlights from this shortened week: On Tuesday, Rams Head Live hosts the Gridiron Sing-off,...
  • Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year

    Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year
    Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why: The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...