| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Chicago cornetist-bandleader Rob Mazurek launched his Exploding Star Orchestra in Millennium Park in 2005, few would have predicted that it would become the centerpiece of his musical life.
True, this was a strong debut, Mazurek leading fellow...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Gathering of the Vibes
July 25-28. Phil Lesh & Friends (2 nights), The Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, Galactic, John Butler Trio, Dark Star Orchestra, John Scofield Uberjam,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Los Angeles funk producer and songwriter Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick has become one of R&B's most idiosyncratic groove delivery systems, a master of unironic synth joy supremely devoted to '70s and '80s tones. For "Higher," the king of the keyboard has...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If inspired silliness and Internet ubiquity are the controlling factors in this year's Emmy race, then Jimmy Kimmel just might be able to break "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" stranglehold on the gold statue for variety series.
The Matt Damon take-over...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:59 AM
Early-bird tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wedneday for the second annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, again headlined by the Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, on Jan. 18 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.
Along with the TTB, which just...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| May 31, 2013
This month's inauguration of the SBE/Insomniac venture Create considerably raised the stakes in the local EDM club world. The venue was slow to announce its schedule at first, but the bookings have come as fast and furious as a Vin Diesel summer action...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:24 PM
NEARfest was the greatest unknown music happening in the Lehigh Valley -- the final one, NEARfest Apocalypse, took place in June. The weekend progressive music event, which took place for years at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The Peach Festival , whose inaugural year brought The Allman Brothers, Zac Brown Band and a dozen other bands Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, will return for a second year, organizers just announced. But you may like it......
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:37 AM
On his website, singer-songwriter and New England native Ryan Montbleau, 34, describes himself as a "late-bloomer." But over the years, as his career has veered down two distinct, interconnected paths, he's managed to cobble together a pretty impressive...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:22 AM
In New Orleans, funk is important. They pump it into the water supply like fluoride. It’s as vital as air or étouffée.
And when New Orleans funk is discussed, a few names spring to mind: the late boogie-woogie piano master Professor Longhair, the...