| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
This Sunday, Steve Martin headlines the final night of the Bluegrass Situation, a four-night festival curated by fellow actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Ed Helms. If it’s anything like the concert Martin did at the same festival last year, you........
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Despite reports of flagging sales of Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Theremin Hero (ostensibly), the video game industry continues its quest to re-create every conceivable experience for PC and smart phone users. Hence, the recent report that a video game......
| Jan 15, 2011
The weather has been occasionally inhospitable in the past month, at least by our wimpy Sunshine State standards, but soon it will be spring and there's no better time to be outdoors in Florida.
That also means it's the perfect time of year for outdoor...
| Jul 16, 2011
In a Burbank shop in the 1970s, Travis Bean reinvented the electric guitar.
To enhance string vibration, he suggested making the instrument's neck and headstock out of solid aluminum instead of wood. The resulting guitars, manufactured for only five...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Travis Bean, a life-long Burbank resident who revolutionized guitar manufacturing with his aluminum-necked instruments, died on July 10 after a nearly two-decade battle with cancer. He was 63.
Bean broke into the electric guitar manufacturing business...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 6:55 AM
Paul Stone, owner of the Hampton shop Somewhere in Time, died Sept. 23 as a result of an abdominal aneurysm, friends said.
He was 68.
Stone's shop, at 92 W. Mercury Blvd., has long been a landmark for the Peninsula's hippie and counter culture...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Shot during the Dead’s Winterland shows in October 1974 — just before they stepped out for a two-year smoke break — The Grateful Dead Movie plays in 540 movie theaters across the country — one time only. Some highlights: Phil...
| Sep 8, 2011
No to caskets, sanitary napkins and rolling papers.
Yes to snowboards, skateboards and wine.
After closely guarding their music and logos for decades, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are significantly increasing their merchandising and...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:47 AM
Newport News guitarist and filmmaker Matt Lockhart will introduce an expanded version of his band Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Schooners.
His six-piece group now features a pair of backing singers along with keyboards, bass and drums. The jazzy guitarist,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:58 AM
As reported this morning by Daily Press staffer and Bruce Springsteen enthusiast Mike Holtzclaw, Norfolk in January will host a pair of events paying tribute to the late sax player Clarence Clemons.
Clemons, a key member of Springsteen's E Street Band...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter timelines and Google streams lit up this morning with birthday wishes for three musical icons.
Jerry Garcia would have been 69 today. It's fair to say that the celebration is going to be a little crazier next year when...