| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Christopher Paul Stelling
w/ Brian Dolzani. Free. 9 p.m., Sept. 12. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, barnightclub.com, manicproductions.org
As Christopher Paul Stelling recalls how he acquired his first guitar — a hand-me-down received at 8 or...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Seether, Sick Puppies and Charm City Devils performed at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday night. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there.
The Autumn Equinox, a 98 Rock-sponsored concert featuring Charm City Devils, Sick Puppies and Seether, may not...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The Melvins Lite
Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com. $18, $15/advance. with Tweak Bird.
There's nothing "lite" about the Melvins Lite lineup playing at Toad's Place this Wednesday night. It's...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:15 AM
[The following is a chapter from my book, The Meaning of Life (and AIDS Jokes), which was released in September of 2011. I'm posting it today because of the terrible shooting in Colorado.]
As you know, there has been a rash of workplace shootings...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:58 AM
When the biggest rap tour of the season stops by 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, opening act Machine Gun Kelly will provide a stark contrast to the flashy, dipped-in-gold Maybach Music Group trio of Wale, Meek Mill and headliner Rick Ross.
While the MMG...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Earth: Formerly notable for their slow, earth-moving drone, this Pacific Northwest outfit has morphed into something a good deal more nuanced in its second incarnation under the guidance of founding member Dylan Carlson. The pioneering band, which counted...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:36 PM
The second week of battle rounds on NBC’s “The Voice” brought a slew of questionable fashion decisions and equally questionable song choices. But “questionable” doesn’t always mean less delightful.
| Jul 26, 2011
Amy Winehouse and the "27 Club" -- is there anything to it? Amy Winehouse's death sparked talk of other music stars who died at that age, including Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix....
| Aug 5, 2011
So what's to see at the 40th Anniversary Hard Rock Memorabilia Tour, visiting Sunday-Tuesday at hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando? (Besides Michael Jackson's Beat It jacket, shown here) Here's the complete exhibit list: • Freddie Mercury of...
| Sep 15, 2011
VH1 to air rare Nirvana concert ahead of 'Nevermind' anniversary release...