| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Dec 6, 2011
Nick Prevas is truly an “artist of all trades.” The 30-year-old Charles Village resident writes and directs films, works on graphic design projects, plays guitar and sings in the band White Lodge. He even handles communications and media for...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Chicago rockers Audiences answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
All the smiling. First it takes over the stage, and then it takes over the crowd.
Describe your sound...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:07 AM
I love "old-time" music. I love the blues, folk and country music of the first half of the 20th Century and the bands of today that celebrate and respect their musical roots. With that said, there is possibly no other band in the U.S. right now who...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 7:45 AM
An appearance by Americana/soul/jazz duo Scrapomatic isn't as infrequent as cicadas hatching, but it seems that way. Lead vocalist Mike Mattison stays busy with the Derek Trucks Band (and more recently with the Tedeschi Trucks Band), leaving little time...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At Hampton's Taphouse, owner-operator Peter Pittman has built relationships with many of the best Americana live music acts playing the Eastern Seaboard club circuit. That means many of the bands that play his cozy upstairs room in downtown Hampton come...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:35 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — As those dusty, 33-rpm vinyl albums have rotated back into fashion, a shop tucked in corner of a Denbigh shopping center has emerged as an unlikely hotbed of musical cool.
American Oldies, a record store with roots in the 1970s,...
| 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....