| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.
"I realize his popularity...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2011:
1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:35 AM
If you could rig up some sort of scale to measure the emotional toll one of those famous memory-lane trips takes on an individual, “A Comic Journey,” the hour-long, self-produced documentary by comedian and Bridgeport native Johnny Rizzo,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:06 AM
When I was asked to come up with movies I was looking forward to in 2012, I was first at a loss. As a critic, I find it a lot of fun to do lists of the best/worst of the previous years; but we try not to watch too many trailers. They give away key plot...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:49 AM
1.) AC/DC- Flick of the Switch
2.) Black Sabbath-War Pigs
3.) Led Zeppelin- Communication Breakdown
5.) Fastway- Say What You Will
Milwaukee Joe1.) Pink Floyd- Fearless
2.) Jimi Hendrix- Cross...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:58 AM
The long-discussed, much-rumored Jimi Hendrix biopic All is By My Side starring hip hop star and Outkastmember Andre 3000 is back on track and currently in pre-production in Ireland. Filming on the production is scheduled to run this month and next,...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The long-discussed, much-rumored Jimi Hendrix biopic All is By My Side starring hip hop star and Outkast member Andre 3000 is back on track and currently in pre-production in Ireland. Filming on the production is scheduled to run this month and next,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Glendale Pops subscribers probably don’t know the name or music of 30-year-old Miles Mosley, a bassist and composer who headlines Saturday with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre. The pairing is a departure for a series more likely to...
| May 29, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Two weeks ago, I flew back to Seattle from Atlanta. Immediately after stepping off the plane, I could feel it: home.
The fresh air hits you like a freight train. Technology is everywhere. Hipsters ironically drink coffee. Recycling bins span as far as...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:10 PM
No matter your party affiliation, a presidential election is a great reason to party.
So, on Tuesday night, gather all your friends — donkeys and elephants alike — and throw a bash that celebrates, well, if not an ideal outcome for everybody...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...