| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:04 AM
- The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Practice. That's the core of Kenny G's mantra as a musician.
No matter the myriad possibilities a day in his life might bring, at least three hours are dedicated to practicing the saxophone.
"I keep at it every day," he said. "I work hard, practice...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
When New Haven native Michael Bolton started out in music in the mid-1970s, he was a hard rock singer. His band Blackjack even toured with Ozzy Osbourne. But then he co-wrote "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" with Laura Brannigan in 1983 and a...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:43 AM
It's Valentine's Day! As Sir Michael Bolton once said, love is a wonderful thing. What better way to show that love than through the gift of music? Here's a bunch of amazing love-themed mixtapes that you should be playing today and any other day that love...
| Dec 12, 2010
"Unmentionables" are getting mentioned a lot lately. As we await next month's hearing for the alleged "underwear bomber" in Detroit, airport security screenings have inspired an online entrepreneur to offer tungsten-lined underwear for the sake of...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:43 AM
A couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid:
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:32 PM
This time, "Idol" pays a visit to Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. Is this where we will find the ultimate winner then?
THIS! Is "American Idol"!
Side note: I love how the Scotty McCreery clip that the producers added to the opening credits this...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Steven Tyler turned in a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens -- that's "beautiful," the word that lost all meaning last year when Tyler used it to describe...
| Jan 1, 2012
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
| Jul 4, 2011
I am sitting on the balcony of the Grand Hotel Timeo eating almond-flavored granita (a kind of Italian sherbet) for breakfast and thinking about Lady Chatterley.
More accurately, I am thinking about the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley —...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:15 PM
With the back seat and trunk of his car crammed full of hundreds of CDs by Connecticut bands, Bob D'Aprile is a rolling encyclopedia of local music. Known almost universally as Bob D, the Stamford resident has had a singular hand in shaping the contours...