| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Before I had this blog I used to just post little blurbs on Facebook about the music I was listening to or bands/songs/etc. that were stuck in my head. One of the artists I had implored anyone who cared to pay attention to was Tyler Ramsey. Just warning...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:23 AM
**1/2 (out of four)
Every dude, I think, likes to imagine himself as the sort of rugged, all-American badass who drives vintage muscle cars and looks cool in his emotion-concealing Ray-Bans. This guy does not actually exist anymore, if he ever did, but,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Bigger bands and a new business partner were not enough to help the second annual SoundTown music festival get off the ground in Somerset, Wis.
Two weeks out from its July 27-28 run, organizers pulled the plug on the vastly upgraded fest featuring big-...
| Apr 30, 2012
Start growing those beards now.
Why? My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses will appear Aug. 22 at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. Tickets ($59.50-$64.50; $20 lawn tickets for listening only) go on sale noon Saturday for one of the better...
| May 4, 2012
| 6:54 AM
The West Coast doesn't have a monopoly on freaky, folky sounds. Floating Action, a band from Black Mountain, N.C., could give any Seattle-area "beard rock" outfit a run for its money.
The band's 2011 album "Desert Etiquette" blended acoustic drones,...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Scotty Miller, who runs the Jewish Mother restaurants in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, said last week he’s spreading his sandwich, beer and music empire to the Peninsula.
He said he’ll open a Jewish Mother Deli and Grill in Hampton on...
| Jun 15, 2012
841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258
Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up
Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
With Fiona Apple. Fri., June 29, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Ives Concert Park, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury. (866) 558-4253, ivesconcertpark.com.
When Blake Mills’ debut album...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Walkmen have gotten a sprinter’s start as they prepare a follow-up to their 2010 album, “Lisbon” -- recording 18 songs ahead of schedule for the forthcoming record. So far, the new tracks have proved to be an exercise in sonic...
| May 16, 2011
| 10:20 AM
There's a choir-boy purity, a restless earnestness and an unabashed embrace of beauty and even poetry in the music of Fleet Foxes, all of which is a definite corrective to all kinds of slack cynicism and ugly...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Did you ever have a band you love and then they put out an album that upon first listen you just aren't comfortable with? It's not bad but it feels different. Then upon further listens you find a familiarity with it and the desire to listen to it...