| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:59 AM
New York City, not the sanitized, post-Giuliani one-percenter playground but its grittier, darker 1970s precursor, is on the minds of a lot of people these days, from Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott, whose memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Dan Hicks has been combining swing, folk, jazz and a dry sense of humor since the 1960s to create a genre and style all his own. On Wednesday night, Hicks and his Hot Licks will be performing their Christmas show, "Holidaze in Hicksville", to Fairfielders...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Thursday September 29
SON OF BOOGIE
Marc Broussard is a Louisiana-bred soul singer from a musical family; his father, guitarist Ted Broussard of The Boogie Kings, is a respected member of the Louisiana Hall of Fame. The younger Broussard's new self-...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Thursday October 13
Remember Gallagher? The guy whose comedy specials were once on regular rotation on VH1 so often that they were impossible to miss? The guy with witty observational humor? The guy who smashes watermelons? Yeah, now you...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Sometimes we like to go out on the town and do stuff. Like, go see live music and such. And if we were, hypothetically-speaking, planning on attending some events, these might be some of the places you'd find us:
Thursday, Dec. 15: Lettuce at...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:55 AM
84 Park, 84 West Park Place, Stamford, 84park.com. (203) 973-0300. DJ Toro.
Beach House Café, 220 Sound Beach Ave., Greenwich, (203) 637-0637, beachousecafe.com. Dark. It's a band. 10 p.m.
The Black Duck, 605 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203) 227-7978,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Deep Banana Blackout members have been the local kings (and queen) of funk since 1995. Though they don't play out as often as they used to, they still bring it when they do. They're booked for two nights at the Fairfield Theatre's StageOne, on the eve...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (along with other bands like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies) was instrumental in summoning the late '90s swing renaissance, some of which was inspired by their appearance in the movie Swingers. "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Thursday, June 2
Oscar Hammerstein I left Prussia for New York in 1864, where he worked sweeping the floor of a tobacco factory. He learned a thing or two about making cigars in the process, and went on to make a ton of money in cigar...
| Jul 28, 2011
Thursday July 28
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Bill Eppridge witnessed a good deal of history firsthand, particularly in the '60s, and he usually had a camera with him as it unfolded. Chances are you've seen shots he took of the Beatles arriving in the U.S.,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
John Mayall has a knack for finding talented bandmates. Possibly the best knack of all time. For his Bluesbreakers, he once recruited Eric Clapton to play guitar. And Mick Fleetwood. And Mick Taylor. His newest find is a guy named Rocky Athas. Tickets are...