| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Some 400,000 Garth Brooks fans may still be licking their wounds over his aborted concerts in Ireland, which were originally scheduled for this past weekend. But Irish musician Van Morrison gave about 400 of his most devoted followers something worth...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It's a story as old as Bob Dylan: a guitar-toting young troubadour heads to the city, gets a deal, hits it big and then goes electric. In 2014, his name is Ed Sheeran, he's 23 and from a coastal town two hours from London. His new record, "x," arrives...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Forks Township singer-songwriter Brittany Ann will be saying farewell to the Lehigh Valley when she takes the stage at Musikfest on Monday.
On Tuesday, she plans to move to Asheville, N.C., where she will work for the national service organization...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Allentown’s new PPL Center just announced that another big headline music act will play the downtown arena late this summer. And with this one, the waiting will be the hardest part. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the Hall of Fame......
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Record collectors are a special breed, willing to sift through rubbish on the hunt for a rare sonic gem. They are the keepers of arcane knowledge and obscure taxonomies about genres and labels and recording dates. But even among those driven characters,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:15 PM
From a musical perspective, Brazil's hosting the 2014 World Cup is a victory regardless of bite marks, bungles or early exits. Volumes could be written about the country's legacy of song, one that rivals the recorded output of any culture on Earth.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie — the five great lakes of North America are what inspired the name of a four-piece indie pop rock band from a state that has no Great Lakes.
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It would be difficult to determine in which domain Nat Hentoff, premiere jazz critic and highly controversial First Amendment rights champion, contributed more to the public consciousness. Documentarian David L. Lewis makes no attempt to do so in "The...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Alynda Lee Segarra is a twenty-something feminist singer-songwriter with a very old soul. The Americana artist is her own woman, all the while drawing on a mix of vintage and contemporary influences including Robert Johnson, the Carter Family, Townes...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As much as Woody Guthrie cultivated his persona as a freewheeling vagabond, through the titles of such songs as “Hard Travelin’,” “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You” and the one he picked for his autobiography,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A bevy of acetate recordings that Bob Dylan used while recording his “Nashville Skyline,” “Self Portrait” and “New Morning” albums in 1969 and 1970 was discovered and purchased recently in New York by a veteran Dylan...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:20 PM
"It's not easy being a Herman."
So read the opening line of a column I spotted years ago at a high school journalism contest. The author, a gifted humorist, lamented the trials of going through life with the name Herman, which included having people...