| Dec 4, 2011
| 10:41 PM
If Florence Welch, she of the kimono sleeves and the stratospheric voice, had begun to levitate Sunday at the sold-out Chicago Theatre, her fans probably wouldn’t have been all that astonished.
Welch, who has released two best-selling albums under...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Band Name: Rabid Rabbit
Sound: This inventive local quartet's music incorporates elements of titanium-heavy doom metal, exploratory jazz and swirling psychedelic rock.
Claim to fame/need to know: The band, led by husband-wife team Mike Tsoulos (drums) and...
| Sep 27, 2011
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 were announced today.
The nominees are: • Beastie Boys • The Cure • Donovan • Eric B. & Rakim • Guns 'N Roses • Heart • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts • Freddie King • Laura Nyro...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Thursday September 29
SON OF BOOGIE
Marc Broussard is a Louisiana-bred soul singer from a musical family; his father, guitarist Ted Broussard of The Boogie Kings, is a respected member of the Louisiana Hall of Fame. The younger Broussard's new self-...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Classic crooner Tony Bennett stirred it up last week with some controversial comments concerning possible U.S. "blame" in the downing of the Twin Towers in New York. But I've "over-Snerd" from people close to the "I Left My Heart In San...
| Oct 2, 2011
Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:45 AM
Country Johnny Mathis was labeled such early in his career to distinguish himself from the rising pop-singer of the same name. While he didn’t enjoy nearly as much fame as the ‘Misty’ singer, he was still plenty influential until...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:38 AM
It seems like just yesterday ‘The X Factor’ began. That’s probably because it was only last week, but considering I am seven blogs in, it feels like it has gone by very quickly. Especially since Thursday night brought the final round...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Dmitry Samarov, like Travis Bickle, is God's lonely man, cruising the streets of Chicago, watching for your arm to shoot out and beckon him, taking note of the odd, offhanded things you say after you climb into his cab.
He is a taxi driver, and with...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:17 AM
Automatically from the get-go this blog has me excited me to write. Why? Because I got to subtitle it “Moves Like Jagger,” which also happens to be one of my favorite songs right now and my current ring tone.
There’s just something...
| Mar 9, 2011
Check out the Free Stuff we found for you this week. (Updated 3/9/11)
FREE ST. PATTY'S DAY PARTY: Enjoy free admission to the annual Shamrock the Block Party in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom Saturday, March 12. . Enjoy live music, children's activities and...