| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:35 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Imagine parking yourself at the bar in one of Nashville's beaucoup music venues, expecting to listen to a house band — and suddenly Kid Rock shows up onstage. Or Alison Krauss. Or Hank Williams Jr.
It's not that rare an...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:22 AM
While reporting for a preview of the summer concert season in Hampton Roads, I asked some questions to staff at the amphitheater in Virginia Beach, the region's largest concert venue.
Staff there referred my questions to the corporate office and...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years.
But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Over the past five years, Rihanna has dominated the music charts and become one of the most reliable pop hitmakers. She's also courted controversy (see below) with her style choices and personal life.
As the 23-year-old superstar from Barbados brings her...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 2:58 PM
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Lollapalooza, according to “Rushmore” star and former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman, is a little like the 1986 animated film “Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.
He can explain. Sort of.
“The bands stay in one hotel...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:04 AM
It's a crowded week. There are two music festivals (Silopanna and the Baltimore Independent Music), and several concerts with two headliners on the bill: Maroon 5 and Train; Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock; Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Elsewhere: Chuck Brown...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:54 PM
President Obama finally gave his "big" jobs speech on national TV Thursday night. Only it wasn't nearly large enough to compete with news of a "credible" but "unconfirmed" terrorist threat and the start of National League Football's regular season.
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:53 AM
"I’m coming down off the cloud. It'll take me a few days, but I expect I’ll get there," said 71-year-old drummer Dickie Harrell, who, as part of Gene Vincent's original band, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Saturday.
A number of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star.
The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed...