| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:28 AM
“It will be a good joke on us all if, in fifty years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry. Not Mr. Thomas, the late Welsh bard, but Bob, the guitar-picking American balladeer. One step toward the latter's canonization...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Super Bowl, what?
You'd rather watch puppies approximate the same moves as Peyton Manning and call it a day. That's not to say that you won't be tuning into the big game. Just that the time has come to excuse yourself from anything that's not undeniably...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime.
In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Bob Dylan's mercurial words on religion and spirituality have been examined for decades. Scholars, cultural critics and theologians have speculated with their pens, parsing the songwriter's syllables as if they were grains of sand. Entire books have...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Pop & Hiss is premiering “Lead Me On,” a track from Joe Henry’s forthcoming album “Invisible Hour,” his first studio collection in almost three years.
It’s an emotionally raw, folk-rooted ballad of romantic and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Car commercials and televised football go together like Super Bowl and overrated. America’s most watched sporting event draws viewers to everything from the halftime show to the over/under on how many times Peyton Manning will call Omaha. (It is 27....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Even when The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band first started in 1967, it seemed to have an old soul and an educational heart. John McEuen at McCoole's Arts & Events Place So it should have been no surprise that band multi-instrumentalist......
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Windblown and happy-go-lucky as any two guys you're likely to meet, Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker are folk singers.
Now, pause for a moment and consider the phrase "folk singer."
What images comes to mind? For many they'll come from boozy nights...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:20 AM
If you also happened to be stuck behind the world’s most infuriating stretch-limo driver on the 395 exit to Biscayne before the Miley Cyrus show in Miami Saturday night, it was hard not to be enchanted by the nearby sight of the Adrienne Arsht...