| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Chevelle Chevelle, the British Invasion Tour and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, all at Sands Bethlehem Event Center; Black Veil Brides at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg and......
| Mar 6, 2014
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Lady Antebellum at Allentown Fair, Sheryl Crow at Musikfest, Ben Folds at Muhlenberg College, Jason Bonham and Diana Ross at Sands Bethlehem Event Center and Jason Aldean at......
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:52 AM
If you saw the Tedeschi Trucks Band in Boca Raton on Saturday (Sunshine Blues Festival review here), you don’t need much more reason to seek out tickets to the 2013 Wanee Music Festival than to know that they are part of this year’s impressive...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Listening to the Avett Brothers is like hearing the past and future of music at the same time.
Like most great acts of the past forty years, their foundation is the depth of their songwriting; brothers Seth and Scott, work together and separately,...