| Dec 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
Chula Vista native Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, it was announced Wednesday.
Waits, a Grammy-Award-winning gravelly voiced singer/songwriter, is a graduate of Chula Vista's Hilltop High School. He started his...
| May 14, 2012
| 10:20 AM
There are certain musical accomplishments that last a lifetime. Ronnie Spector sang "Be My Baby" with the Ronnettes in 1963, and for that, we give her a lifetime pass to do whatever the hell she wants for the rest of her life and we'll still be...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Brian Wilson broke character Monday at the Chicago Theatre in the first of two 50th anniversary concerts by his longtime band.
The most fragile of the Beach Boys plunged into the turmoil of “Sail On, Sailor,” a song rarely performed by the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:22 AM
LOS ANGELES -- He far outpaced opponents in fundraising, enjoyed the backing of the political elite and was a battle-tested campaigner considered the favorite in a crowded field of relatively unknown prosecutors vying to become Los Angeles County district...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Considering beer is Ben Savage's favorite drink, working at Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery could be considered a dream come true.
Not only is Savage surrounded by suds and innovation every day, but also with "laughter, high fives, pranks, and hugs."...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement.
After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:29 PM
You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Reverb-drenched recordings are a hallmark of the modern indie rock sound. The Dum Dum Girls are no exception, but unlike so many of their peers, they truly own their production style, in a focused, non-arbitrary way — like they spent more time...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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,...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:40 AM
When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...