| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:10 AM
The Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform as part of ArtsQuest's RiverJazz festival, completing the lineup for the fifth annual event
Glenn Miller Orchestra will play 7:30 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $32-$39.
The Dirty Dozen...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:08 PM
The all-star lineup for the Mavis Staples tribute concert added two heavy-hitters Thursday with Bonnie Raitt and Otis Clay.
In celebrating Staples’ 75th anniversary Nov. 19 at the Auditorium Theatre, Raitt and Clay will join previously announced...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:59 AM
For a while, it looked like a bunch of artists from parts far removed from the South Side churches where Mavis Staples built her legacy was going to keep things bland for the singer’s 75th birthday party.
But then Staples herself took the stage and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:08 AM
They’re a little late with the hometown 75th birthday party for Mavis Staples. But they’re making up for the tardiness with a stellar lineup Nov. 19 at the Auditorium Theatre that will include Gregg Allman, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Taj...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:52 AM
On Friday afternoon, while a steady rain fell on Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Patrick Whelan watched warily as a handful of teenagers and 20-somethings ran for shelter beneath the nearby trees. There, waiting for the storm to pass, they drank beer and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Turning 21 is a milestone. Of course, it means you can (legally) enjoy a beer or two, and you'll probably find your ideas are more easily welcomed into cynical adult discourse (lucky you).
Watching two members of the McLovins — guitarist Justin...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer in Connecticut means lobster rolls, backyard barbecues, decent weather (for a change) and some of the best live music on the planet, as some of the biggest names in pop roll into the state for a night (or two).
Here are must-see shows to add to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Expanding Sound Check's focus away from Hampton Roads, I see excitement building over the Interlocken Music Festival which will bring Neil Young, Zac Brown and Widespread Panic to an historic farm south of Charlottesville.
The festival will take place...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Concerts come, concerts go. Some concerts shift around and the players change. We learned this week that Phoenix, originally set to play the nTelos Pavilion in Portsmouth, will instead rock The NorVa in Norfolk on Aug. 30.
No reason was given, but since...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Crowd-pleasing swamp-soul poet JJ Grey has been added to the lineup for the second annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival on Jan. 18 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The addition bolsters an already strong lineup headlined by the Grammy-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Don’t be surprised if Susan Tedeschi slips into a little Mahalia Jackson on Saturday. The spirit may move her, she says.
The Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band will host its second annual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival on Saturday at Mizner...