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  • In the Pipeline: 'A lovely venue in a lovely town'

    In the Pipeline: 'A lovely venue in a lovely town'
    The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
  • Sam Spiegel announces zany Maximum Hedrum project

    Sam Spiegel announces zany Maximum Hedrum project
    Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum, the new...
  • Newport News shop American Oldies finds new life as vinyl records jump in popularity

    Newport News shop American Oldies finds new life as vinyl records jump in popularity
    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,...
  • Local Q&A: Willis Earl Beal

    Local Q&A: Willis Earl Beal
    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....
  • Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness

    Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness
    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...
  • Chi-Tunes: Hudson Branch

    Chi-Tunes: Hudson Branch
    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...
  • Literary opponents face off at Write Club

    Literary opponents face off at Write Club
    Literary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport? "The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
  • Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon

    Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon
    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...
  • Chi-Tunes: Audiences

    Chi-Tunes: Audiences
    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...
  • Grammy Awards: Mumford & Sons takes best album, Gotye best record; Fun. wins big

    Grammy Awards: Mumford & Sons takes best album, Gotye best record; Fun. wins big
    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,...
  • The Majestic Silver Strings: A fresh spin on old country featuring Buddy Miller, Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz

     
    Two of the more idiosyncratic facets of the guitarist summit meeting of Buddy Miller, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz on “Buddy Miller’s The Majestic Silver Strings” album center on Ribot, the instrumentalist extraordinaire who...