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  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    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...
  • Album of the Day 1/3/12: Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig

    Album of the Day 1/3/12: Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
    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...
  • 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...
  • Grand Band Slam 2012: BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER

    Grand Band Slam 2012: BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER
    Best Singer-Songwriter: Becky Kessler Becky Kessler's sound is moody and low, electric, resonant, and influenced by a combination of folks like Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Morphine, Chris Whitley, Tom Waits and Nina Simone. She's been in the process...
  • Is Cookie Monster really Tom Waits with blue fur?

     
    In 2005, "Sesame Street" announced that Cookie Monster would change his diet and introduced the song "A Cookie Is a Sometimes Food."...
  • 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'...
  • Harmonica maestro Charlie Musselwhite wants to teach others the true blues

     
    When blues harmonica maestro Charlie Musselwhite decided as a teenager in Memphis, Tenn., that he wanted to learn the blues, there was only one way to do it: He sought out those who played it. And Musselwhite was fortunate enough......
  • The bourbon-spiked rock of Hanni El Khatib

     
    Hanni El Khatib isn't a star yet, but it might just be inevitable. His album release show Monday night at the Echo was a gathering of L.A. power brokers, with a crowd that included Westside CAA agents, music supervisors and......
  • Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers among Rock Hall nominees

     
    Rock Hall of Fame's 2012 induction nominees include Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rock Hall's Inductee announcement is expected in December....
  • 'Sesame Street's' latest victim: Elvis Costello

     
    It's never too early to get the young'uns comfortable with the idea that at some point between the ages of 15 and 20 a significant other will most likely instill in them a lesson in absolutely brutal heartbreak. So when......