| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:22 AM
In just six years as a band, pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae has seen both sides of the record business. The sons of music industry insiders, the band was signed by Jive Records in 2007 and released its debut disc,......
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Matt Diehl reviews the Atlanta metal band Mastodon's gig at the Wiltern on Tuesday, Nov. 2....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
It's common knowledge that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, was an inspiration to writers and filmmakers. Less obvious are the musicians who drew on Bradbury's work to fuel songs and concept albums. Times pop music critic...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Arlo Guthrie, on the road with the Woody Guthrie centennial celebration, talks about his family's connection to the small Texas town of Pampa....
| Nov 28, 2011
I'm an outdoorsy type, and you won't get me on a stationary bike unless there are a few inches of snow on the ground. But I've pedaled my way through enough indoor-cycling classes to know that instructors need to be engaging and entertaining to keep you...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Devil Inside
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Just months prior to the state primary, and with no established political platform or built-in fundraising base, West Newport activist Bob Rush jumped into the 74th District Assembly race.
"Despite it being late, I think I could do really well," Rush...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Whether boy band pop or radio-friendly hard rock is your thing, Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach has a show for you going on sale in coming days.
Big Time Rush, known from their Nickelodeon TV show, and Australian teen Cody Simpson will perform at...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The fall TV season chugs on in October with tons of new and returning shows premiering. I'll do a photo gallery of top choices soon, but here's a complete as I can make it list. I miss something? Leave a comment and I will add it.
Saturday, Oct. 1...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:11 AM
Prog is among the more divisive subgenres of rock music. You either love it or hate it.
That said, it's kind of fun to look at that post-punk period, around 1979-83, where prog bands either radically transformed their sounds and went MTV mainstream (Yes,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:56 AM
How is Rush not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I can't figure it out. Let's get a petition going already. (Oh, there is one.)
Anyway, Rush fans have reason to celebrate: the Canadians are releasing Sectors, a three-box set of all their Mercury...