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  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...
  • The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3

    The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3
    The Black Crowes burst onto MTV in 1990 with their cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" and then kept the momentum going with the ballad "She Talks to Angels," selling millions of copies of their debut studio album Shake Your Money Maker and proving...
  • J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues

    J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues
    About 10 years or so ago, J.J. Grey and his band, Mofro, were a relatively private pleasure for music fans in the Sunshine State. Now, we pretty much have to share the Jacksonville band's swamp-rooted funk with the world, with folks at the New York...
  • Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising

    Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising
    Sharon JonesĀ has been told what she is not so many times, she can’t help but laugh. And laugh she does: a deep, joyful noise that, like an outboard motor, sputters to life, catches briefly and then expires with a series of snorts and snickers....
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • From gondolier to musician

    From gondolier to musician
    If Danny Maika can charm a panel of judges the way he charms a gondola, Greg Mohr expects him to clean up at this year's OC Music Awards. Maika, the fan favorite this year for the Best Live Acoustic category, worked for a decade at Mohr's Newport Beach-...
  • Our picks: Romantic music for a special Valentine's Day

    Our picks: Romantic music for a special Valentine's Day
    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: Great songs,...
  • Warning: You're not allowed to joke about Japan

    Warning: You're not allowed to joke about Japan
    Most of us with a sense of tact know you don't joke about real, genuine human tragedy. You don't make light of a murder. You don't crack on someone who just got diagnosed with cancer. You generally don't say mean, nasty things about the dead or suffering....
  • A little dinner music for the President

    A little dinner music for the President
    President Barack Obama will dine at MK tonight, a campaign fundraiser designed to raise a tidy sum for the re-election effort. The folks at MK are stoked, of course. So much so that chef/owner Michael Kornick has compiled a "2012 Re-election Campaign"...
  • West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'

    West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'
    Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers. For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
  • Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys and Girls'

    Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys and Girls'
    (***) out of four Much like the rising desperation in the chorus of this Alabama bar band's single "Hold On," buzz for Alabama Shakes was steadily building in the months before SXSW this year, marking them as a band you just had to see in Austin, Texas--...