| Jun 2, 2013
There’s no question about it, parody singer “Weird Al” Yankovic says. A world where virtually everyone has access to YouTube or other Internet video sites, and far more immediately than he does with physical CDs – and a world...
| Jun 5, 2013
It’s apparently no coincidence that parody musician “Weird Al” Yankovic had his biggest hit ever was hit 2006 song “White & Nerdy.” That song title perfectly describes Yankovic’s show Tuesday at Sands Bethlehem Event...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The Experience Music Project is opening its new Nirvana exhibit Saturday.
The exhibit, “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” tells the public and personal story of Nirvana within the context of the independent, underground music scene that...
| Nov 7, 2010
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave.
1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:47 PM
“Gish” Deluxe Edition (EMI); 3.5 stars (out of 4)
“Siamese Dream” Deluxe Edition (EMI): 4 stars (out of 4)
Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:22 PM
There’s definitely no Grinch in the small town of Aberdeen.
Public donations to a grass-roots “Grinch Fund” -- established when a local diner closed without warning, leaving its 12 employees without their $16,000 in back pay –...
| Mar 2, 2012
Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Lollapalooza weekend will once again be bustling with club activity before and after the big outdoor shows Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park, this year with four nights of bonus concerts beginning Aug. 3.
Though there are no arena-sized headliners playing small...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:11 PM
With Amy Winehouse's funeral held Tuesday in London, she joins a growing list of musicians whose lives ended too soon. She's joined the ranks of fellow rockstars like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who all died at the age of 27. Together, they make up...
| Jul 28, 2011
Actress Taryn Manning stopped by to talk about her upcoming film The Perfect Age Of Rock n' Roll, which premieres on August 5th. The film is a rock 'n' roll drama about two childhood friends and former rock 'n' roll bandmates who become estranged and...