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  • Elvis Presley's 'Blue Moon' at 57: His best ballad?

     
    Elvis Presley's version of 'Blue Moon' was recorded on Aug. 19, 1954, 57 years ago Friday, in Sun Studios in Memphis. Is it his greatest ballad performance?...
  • Old Globe finds replacement for James Barbour in 'Rocky Horror'

     
    Matt McGrath takes over from James Barbour in 'Rocky Horror'...
  • Lake Worthy

    Lake Worthy
    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 “...
  • Ear Might: A Special Roundup of Local CDs!

    Ear Might: A Special Roundup of Local CDs!
    El Vee| WMNT 5 Connect Beats/Screaming Sound emceeelvee.bandcamp.com (Middletown) El Vee's latest disc is in the mixtape format, full of scratching, samples, and interjections from guest stars. It's a punchy, high-energy disc that showcases some of the...
  • Local boy makes good

    Local boy makes good
    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...
  • Q&A: Mia Wasikowska on corsets, Chicago love and why her 'Jane Eyre' doesn't have vampires

    Q&A: Mia Wasikowska on corsets, Chicago love and why her 'Jane Eyre' doesn't have vampires
    “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 ‘...
  • Raffa and Rainer and you

    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...
  • Local Songs: Rain o'er me

    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...
  • Taking a stand against kids' music

    Taking a stand against kids' music
    From SKK: Guest blogger Oren Miller joins Homefront today, with an inaugural post about the kids' music in his life -- or the lack thereof: I remember those first few months: A happy couple watching TV in bed, while our infant baby was sitting on the bed...
  • Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs

    Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs
    Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com   The first thing you should know about Kinky...
  • Pesky J. Nixon at Anna Liffey's on Dec. 2

    Pesky J. Nixon at Anna Liffey's on Dec. 2
    Pesky J. Nixon 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave. $12. (203) 773-1776, ctfolk.com.   Why does any given band play the kind of music they play? While it's not feasible for every musician to competently respond to this question (that...