| Nov 4, 2011
| 2:08 PM
“Check, check, check! — I’m checking,” says Anaiah Lei, 14-year-old drummer for the Bots, looking up from his microphone as a soundman adjusts the volume. He’s in a small Silver Lake practice studio with his big brother, 18-...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Open Nov. 11, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford; Q&A with filmmakers opening weekend; and one night only at these cinemas: 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington; post-...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:47 PM
It doesn’t take a musical genius to read between the notes of Patrick Stump’s first solo album, “Soul Punk” (Island), to realize that the Fall Out Boy singer and songwriter left a few things unsaid in his old band.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Anna Liffeys, 17 Whitney Ave., 203-773-1776, annaliffeys.com. An Irish pub that serves great food, and has recently expanded its live music offerings.
Bank Street Café, 637 Bank St., New London, 860-444-1444. New London-area rock ‘n’ roll,...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Recently, I was in Pomona to cover the Vans Warped Tour for a music publication.
If you're unaware, Warped is a pop culture phenomenon created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman. It's a punk rock caravan that travels across the country all summer and features 70-...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:14 AM
This week finds us with the third and largest-yet Elm City Popfest, New Haven's contribution to the tradition of indiepop fans throwing homegrown popfests to celebrate their pop passions.
To the uninitiated, the idea of pop needing a festival might...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Nirvana: “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen)
Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 4)
Pearl Jam: “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia)
Rating: 3 stars (out of 4)
World domination – so difficult to predict, so impossible to maintain....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Patrick Stump doesn’t claim to be cool.
“I don't believe in guilty pleasures,” Stump says, when the subject of pop music comes up.
The Fall Out Boy singer’s solo album, “Soul Punk,” which dropped Oct. 18, is the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chicago rockers Brain Vacation answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
For us, probably the part where we get drunk and play really loud music. For you, the fans, probably...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 6:50 AM
I've mentioned this before but one of my favorite parts of this exercise is when I get to revisit bands and albums I love but haven't heard in awhile. Today that band is Florida's Assholeparade.
Assholeparade could best be described as a hardcore...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Almost Illustrated consists of five music education majors at Northern State University. The band members are Joel Schlottman and Jordan Seidel of Rapid City, Justin Jensen of Groton, Russell Hadden of Beulah, Wyo., and Jimmy Reed of Spearfish. Almost...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Trash American Style's 25th Anniversary
Nov. 25-27, Heirloom Arts Theatre, 155 Main St., Danbury, trashamericanstyle.us. Pop-up record store, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. With Elisa Flynn, Invaders from Sears, Leadfoot, Litmus,...