| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Portland's the Decemberists dropped some of its more baroque trappings, and followed-up the rock opera of 2009's "The Hazards of Love" with its most direct effort to date....
| Aug 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Joni Mitchell will be celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night. “Joni’s Jazz,” as it’s called, will look at the troubadour’s transition into jazz improvisation and jazz instruments –- as well as her employing...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Joni Mitchell's songs are performed at the Hollywood Bowl by all-star vocalists including Glen Hansard, Aimee Mann and Cassandra Wilson. Herbie Hancock leads the night. Chris Barton reviews in the Los Angeles Times....
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:21 AM
1. America: Simon and Garfunkel
2. Hillbilly Highway: Steve Earle
3. One Piece at a Time: Johnny Cash
4. Especially in Michigan: Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Roll Me Away: Bob Seger
1. A Kind of Magic: Queen
2. Now I'm...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:46 PM
This week, Todd Barry is performing at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, a newish Connecticut rock club whose focus is, like many rock clubs, expanded to include comedy.
In 2005, the standup documentary “The Comedians of Comedy” included...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Okay: what do you want out of your Christmas/holiday music (other than wanting it to stop)? Memories? Dinner or fireplace-worthy jazz chillouts? It takes all kinds. If you're too lazy to make up your own mind, try some of these. One of 'em has got to do...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann shows up to do a CPTV taping at Norfolk's Infinity Hall, a mere three days before her arch-nemesis Suzanne Vega rolls into town. (Okay, the rivalry's not real, but it got laughs last season on "Portlandia," where Mann played...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Joe Henry: The singer-songwriter is perhaps best known these days as a producer for his excellent work on albums by Allen Touissant, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann and Solomon Burke, among others. But his own albums are reliably excellent, even as they...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:35 AM
• Thursday: Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris present Improvisations IV, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Real Art Ways, Hartford; Zach Birdcall Yost, The Benedicks, Mandrake Mechanism and Details, Sully's, Hartford.
• Friday: An Indie Good Time ft. Departures,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Aimee Mann writes songs that tell dry, witty tales of emotional self-destruction. Her catchy melodies and evocative lyrics often draw comparisons to the Beatles in style. Her early years with the band 'Til Tuesday earned her a Best New Artist award at the...
| Jun 17, 2010
The final performance of a two-day street festival is the one typically reserved for the headliner. Yet timing wasn't working in the Like's favor on this late May Sunday evening.
"There were a lot more people here last night," said bassist Laena Geronimo...
| Mar 15, 2009
Imagine yourself back in middle school imagining a future in which you will get to hang out with your Best Friend Forever, extending into chronological adulthood that golden moment between childhood dumbness and pseudo-sophisticated teendom -- that time...