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  • 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--...
  • Album review: The Alabama Shakes' 'Boys & Girls'

    Album review: The Alabama Shakes' 'Boys & Girls'
    The Alabama Shakes’ first album, "Boys & Girls," is an electric jolt that anyone who loves blues-based rock music should track down immediately. Consisting of three men and one young explosion named Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, the group,...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Album of the Day 12/30/11: Lys Guillorn - Wayward Children

    Album of the Day 12/30/11: Lys Guillorn - Wayward Children
    I love the music scene in Connecticut. It's an extremely diverse and talented pool of musicians creating some really eclectic music.  One of those artists is Lys Guillorn.  Wayward Children is one of three releases by Lys Guillorn to date and is...
  • Funk legend and Middletown resident Betty Harris is ready to record again

    Funk legend and Middletown resident Betty Harris is ready to record again
    Betty Harris Sat., Jan. 7, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, trinityonmain.org   She's often called the Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, and she's living in Middletown. It turns out she never actually lived in New Orleans for more than a month,...
  • CD of the Week: Robin Thicke, 'Love After War'

    CD of the Week: Robin Thicke, 'Love After War'
    Robin Thicke Love After War (Star Trak) It’s been a year of renewed Otis Redding worship. First there was Kanye/Jay-Z’s “Otis” (and Das Racist also made a reference in the title track of their most recent record). And now vocal...
  • Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17

    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17
    There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...
  • Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48
    Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48. Kristen Foster, a...
  • No Compromise: Four decades into his career, musician Taj Mahal refuses to be pigeonholed

    No Compromise: Four decades into his career, musician Taj Mahal refuses to be pigeonholed
    If you ask Springfield, Mass. native Taj Mahal about what inspired him to become a restless musical explorer, he won’t mince words. “First of all, no one seems to think about it,” Mahal said by phone from his home in California. “...
  • Mix-Tape Friday Friday February 24 2012

    Your Mixtapes: Wendy 1. Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior 2. Bodeans - Naked 3. Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening 4. Foo Fighters - Times Like These 5. John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me Cary 1. I don't want to spoil the...
  • Like/dislike: Katie Kehoe, artist

    Like/dislike: Katie Kehoe, artist
    Generally, we admire someone who will carry around a fishing rod everywhere with them for a year and 24 days. Which is why we were excited to chat with artist Katie Kehoe, who carried the rod around the city as a performance project. That's our kind of...