| 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 ‘...
| Nov 14, 2010
A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...
| Nov 6, 2010
Florence Welch emerged onto a CBS soundstage one afternoon last month in a vintage champagne-colored dress, her distinctive red hair framing her pale face. Both hands were trembling, but she fought to remain still.
Once the cameraman cued and she began...
| 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....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. Now he finds himself as a labelmate of Radiohead, M.I.A. and Adele. His debut album...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The outsider-art aesthetic has existed in indie rock for decades — think Jad Fair, Daniel Johnston and Wesley Willis. That raw, untutored and unstable vibe has become a badge of authenticity for some. Willis Earl Beal fits right into the slightly...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Chicago rockers the Hudson Branch answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
We are a five piece band, and everyone in the band is a multi-instrumentalist. We also like to...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:19 PM
While some bands may say that their image or sound makes them different from others, Golden Afternoon has another idea about what sets them apart.
"We're weird," Elizabeth Messick (vocals) said about her band, four of whose five members are from...