| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:36 PM
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?...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Matt McGrath takes over from James Barbour in 'Rocky Horror'...
| 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 “...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Connect Beats/Screaming Sound
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...
| 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...
| 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 ‘...
| 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 8, 2012
| 6:54 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:10 PM
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...