| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Burbank punk rock trio the Peeks have it all: a strong set of original songs loaded with attitude and appeal, a drastically tight, propulsive sound and an energy level that, in performance, threatens to not just raise the roof but send the entire thing...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The 1st Annual Connecticut Music Awards
Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., $7, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, bushnell.org.
Back in July, Advocate/Weekly readers voted for their favorite Connecticut bands...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When sisters Aixa and Nicolette Vilar attended Glendale High School circa 1999, they were just another pair of bored local teens who dreamed of achieving fame as rock stars. The result was their extraordinary all-Latina pop-punk band Go Betty Go, an...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:25 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Alejandro Escovedo comes out brawling on his 11th studio album in two decades, “Big Station” (Fantasy/Concord). The Texas-based singer-songwriter just turned 61, but he’s never had a higher profile, thanks to recent...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:45 AM
w/ Living Laser and the Suicide Dolls. $10, 7 p.m., June 13. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespace.tk.
The first thing that comes to Anthony Anzaldo's mind when he thinks about the word "zoo" is the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:43 PM
When Addison native Kyle Kinane decided he wanted to do comedy as a student at Columbia College, one major problem stood in the way. “I didn't know where, how you started comedy,” he told RedEye. “You were either funny at a bar or you...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Surf City ska/reggae rockers HB Surround Sound say they have one goal - to be bigger than Aerosmith.
With a vivacious stage show and praise from big-name musicians, like Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the quintet is well on its way.
Hailing from Huntington...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The late Doc Watson wailed over the speakers at the tiny record shop on Beach Boulevard, and like many a bluesman on the road, he was in the midst of a journey.
Watson, one of America's most prolific roots musicians, died at the age of 89 a few days...
| Oct 22, 2012
*** (out of 4)
Titus Andronicus has never shied away from an ambitious concept. The group’s songs about early 20s life in suburban New Jersey have used everything from Dutch painters to the entire drama of the Civil War as reference points for...
| Jun 29, 2012
The idea was simple enough. Take four South Florida songwriters, chosen for their talent and their disparate styles, get them together, ask them to write a song centered on a certain theme, and then give them a limited time in which to accomplish the...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is continuing its programming at Peoples Natural Gas Park on Thursday, July 5 with a concert by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, with special guests Ben Dumm & the Deviants.
Tickets to the event are $15 in...