| 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 10, 2011
| 2:24 PM
A York County company is adding to its workforce. Fashions Unlimited in Hallam, is hiring dozens of new employees. The company president is looking to add between 25 and 30 new employees by the end of the year.
The company needs more staff to help the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Bruce Springsteen gave the SXSW keynote at noon today, just as the drizzle was burning off, just as the music was kicking into full throttle all across town. He named some music that had turned him on in his formative years, years which may or may not...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:11 AM
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Upon first hearing that Alan Jackson would be speaking at Flintridge Preparatory School, the students were a bit skeptical. We have had our share of monotonous speakers that we feel waste two hours of our lives while the adults next to us are riveted by...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga is a wide swath in modern music, and "Women Who Rock" includes them and many in between Friday, Nov. 18, on PBS (check local listings).
"Rock and roll is a very wide river," says filmmaker Carol Stein. She and Susan Wittenberg...
| Oct 11, 2009
Robert Hilburn was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, from the psychedelic era to the emergence of the iPod. He witnessed many of rock 'n' roll's seminal moments and interviewed virtually every major pop figure of the period. All...
| Dec 12, 2008
| 3:42 PM
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...