| Jun 6, 2010
Typically, we go to the desert at least once a year. We love the expansive space, several of the inns and restaurants and, of course, the otherworldly foliage of Joshua Tree National Park. We also enjoy the musical legacy of Gram Parsons, the former...
| Apr 7, 2011
"You say you want a revolution," John Lennon sang in 1968. "Well, you know, we all want to change the world."
If not all of us, at least plenty of pop stars have, as Dorian Lynskey illustrates in his mammoth "33 Revolutions Per Minute." Starting with...
| Apr 24, 2011
Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia.
| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Just when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this...
| Mar 25, 2012
It's a dry heat – a boulder-studded, wind-raked Mojave heat, in which rock stars lie low, artists think big, marines train, weird plants jut toward the sun like beseeching biblical figures, and climbers cling to granite walls like insects stuck to...
| Apr 8, 2012
In the run-up to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which starts Friday, we've been anticipating not just the music and art but also the independent sense of style that will be on display. Here are some of the standouts who will hit the...
| Sep 15, 2011
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
There are certain bands that I'm a fan of that have long and winding careers marked by, sometimes several, changes in musical direction. Often times because of the length of their careers combined with the shifts in musical aesthetics some real good...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:00 AM
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder will likely be singing the song again in Hartford on Saturday, June 18. But it'll sound a little different, with the emphasis on “...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:36 PM
With Glen Hansard. $78, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. (860) 987-5900, bushnell.org. Sold out.
“Can't Keep” was the opening number of a 2008 Pearl Jam show at the Dodge Music Center. Eddie Vedder...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...