| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:30 AM
There are loads of famous musicians who have painted on the side. Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan. The list keeps going. David Bowie, Iggy Pop, John Mellencamp, David Byrne. The connection between visual art and musical talent is...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
1) Sons of Cream feat. Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Godfrey Townsend, $35-$45. Thurs., 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk.
2) Alvin Carter Project (jazz), Fri. 8 p.m. Tools Bar and Grill, New Britain.
3) Dave Matthews Band, $53-$89.90. Fri. 8...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages.
Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers.
But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay.
| Jun 21, 2012
Rob Fralick and Marc DeTour, who first met in pre-school 38 years ago, grew up listening to the classic rock music of their parents' generation. Fans of 1960s' greats such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, the business partners decided to add music...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Gov’t Mule and moe.
June 24, 7 p.m., $38.50, Toyota Presents Oakdale, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, (203) 269-8721, oakdale.com
If jam bands were NFL teams, guitarist and singer Warren Haynes would be a first-round draft pick, maybe even...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Best Cover Band: Shakedown
When it comes to cover bands and tribute bands, there's probably no group more frequently covered than the Grateful Dead. Which is why it's all the more impressive that Shakedown, a Dead tribute act, stands out from the pack....
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Every spring, I listen to the Grateful Dead with fresh ears, not to the exclusion of everything else, but close to it. (I'm not alone in this. How many people in the Northeast associate the Dead's music with thaw, both literal and spiritual?)
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The New Riders of the Purple Sage got their start when songwriter John Dawson and fledgling pedal steel player Jerry Garcia teamed up to play some country music in coffee shops. Later that year lead guitarist John Nelson joined them, and before too long...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 1:08 AM
Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Two weekends ago, the new Johnstown Tomahawks brought the Stanley Cup back to Johnstown.
They also brought Chris Kunitz and Matt Cook of the Pittsburgh Penguins to town. If that wasn’t enough, the night before, they brought the Hanson brothers...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:10 PM
Those who work with Lois Beckner know to avoid her if they hear Mozart's “Requiem” coming from her office.
Beckner turns on that piece of music when she's working under a deadline for the Parks & Rec Guide, the thrice-yearly brochure put...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:15 AM
There are countless Grateful Dead tribute acts — great ones, the Dark Star Orchestra, for example — who get it right: Jerry Garcia's treble-heavy tone and mixolydian meanderings, Phil Lesh's restless, rootless bass, dual drummers driving the...