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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach

    Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach
    Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing. Carr's Beach — its proper name —...
  • Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising

    Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising
    Sharon Jones┬áhas 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....
  • 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...
  • Dawes plays it old school

    Dawes plays it old school
    It's a hot, bone-dry, blue-skied day in the hills above Los Angeles — the kind of crystalline morning one might expect to see Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Byrds' Gene Clark relaxing on a redwood deck strumming acoustic guitars. But the guys...
  • Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul

    Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul
    The 1960s are half a century old now, and as far as Matt Phairas is concerned, they haven't aged a day. Phairas' band, Stone Soul, will play its latest monthly summer concert Friday at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The eight-piece...
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown

    Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown
    The combination seems unbeatable: Jay-Z and Kanye West teaming up over a blazing Otis Redding sample. But “Otis,” a new digital single (streaming HERE) from the forthcoming West/Jay-Z album, “Watch the Throne,” is a bit of a...