| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:13 PM
This was one of those "bridge" episodes.
Nothing really happened, but it set up a bunch of stuff.
Listen people: it's not my favorite thing either, but it's a thing.
So I don't need to give a spoiler alert here, because there isn't really anything...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term.
"As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 8:25 AM
People often assume Raffa Jo Harris and Rainer Davies are romantically involved. Maybe it’s the harmony of their first names, Raffa and Rainer. Maybe it’s how comfortable they seem with one another onstage. Or maybe it’s the way they...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:20 PM
Jimi Hendrix sang about lying back and grooving in “Rainy Day Dream Away,” and in “Rains On Me,” Tom Waits growls about how it rains on him everywhere he goes. Rain, an apparently irresistible metaphor for love, sadness, hard times...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:48 AM
It's been called swamp rock, folk punk, streetgrass, steampunk rock and a dozen other names as writers and sundry other music enthusiasts have sought to describe the sound emanating from Lake Worth. In an article a couple of weeks ago, I called it “...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:40 AM
“Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska is very excited about being in Chicago for the first time and has something somewhat surprising she’d want to do if she had time.
“I would totally do a drive-by [of] Kevin’s house from ‘...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:58 PM
In the past year, Lyric Hall's defined itself as one of the premiere emerging arts venues for New Haven. The vaudeville-era theater has hosted everything from the New Haven Review's “Silent Movie, Live Music” series to A Broken Umbrella...
| Jan 16, 2011
January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....