| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:39 AM
with Danny Brown and Despot. Thursday, Sept. 29, Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com
Toto, I don't think we're at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell anymore. No, Das Racist has come quite far from...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:00 PM
It has been almost three decades since Cyndi Lauper sashayed her way to status as a 1980s icon with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," but the singer still knows how to have a good time.
Her latest fun diversion is "To Memphis, With Love," a concert DVD...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:23 PM
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 —...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:17 AM
(***) 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--...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 7:28 AM
I'm not going to lie to you. This is not my favorite Grace Potter album but all of the things that I love about Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are present and accounted for which makes it a great album and a must own anyway.
For the uninitiated Grace...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:23 AM
When the third Sunday of the month rolls around, Columbia resident Alan Lee knows just where he'll be going. It's to the Arbutus Fire Hall, an unassuming brick building just off the southwestern Baltimore County town's main drag of East Drive.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Fans of dance will be able to see it from several different perspectives in a show coming to the Laguna Art Museum next week.
The show, choreographed by three UC Irvine graduate students, includes three dance pieces that will provide as a preview for the...
| Apr 20, 2012
Nicole Boudreau stares intently into the camera, lip-synching along with a booming recording of herself as the name of her band glitters in bright lights behind her. This music video for the Royalty’s addictive song “Bartender” isn&...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:36 PM
If given the choice, would you want butter or margarine? Sugar or artificial sweetener? Vinyl or digital music?
The answer to all, of course, is, yes. Give me the real thing. And for obvious reasons.
Butter doesn't have the trans fatty acids that...
| Jul 22, 2007
Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
| Mar 13, 2009
Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63.
Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...