| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley.
To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over.
It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:15 PM
When your goal is worldwide domination, you gotta do what you gotta do. For Pitbull, hardcore Miami Heat fan, that means getting in bed (figuratively speaking) with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
“Yeah, we don’t talk about that,”...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:10 AM
As has been the standard operating procedure recently, Hampton Coliseum made the announcement on its Facebook page: The great Bootsy Collins will headline the 2013 Hampton Funk Fest.
The event, set to take place Friday, Feb. 1, at Hampton Coliseum, will...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:26 PM
You usually don't hear jazz singers taking on James Brown's "Sex Machine" or Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze."
But one brave Chicago vocalist will be plunging headlong into this music Friday night, when the apparently fearless Dee Alexander takes the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Trombonist Jeb Bishop has been a key player on Chicago's avant-garde jazz scene for the past two decades, working prolifically with such similarly indispensable figures as reedists Ken Vandermark and Dave Rempis, guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist Kent...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The Lee Boys were scheduled to perform at Orlando's Plaza Live this weekend, but the plans were changed in honor of a musical friend.
Now, the Sacred Steel-Southern rock ensemble known for putting gospel style into a blender with Jimi Hendrix-worthy...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The Beatles audition tape rejected by a record label executive in arguably the biggest blunder in pop history has resurfaced and will go on sale at a London auction next week.
Ted Owen of The Fame Bureau, an auction house specializing in pop...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:15 AM
There's a Jake Shimabukuro of any instrument. You could say Jimi Hendrix was the Jake Shimabukuro of the electric guitar, or that Bonzo was Led Zep's resident Shimabukuro behind the skins. You wouldn't be way off the mark to suggest Winston Churchill...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Jazz took root in Poland long ago – even before World War II – and the country has prized it ever since.
If the music lived underground in the 1950s, when the Soviet Union considered it "decadent," Polish listeners – and their...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Plants and Animals
Wed., Oct. 10, BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 495-1111, barnightclub.com; Fri., Oct. 12, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA, (413) 586-8686, iheg.com.
It used to be that rock and roll was rebellious. If you...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, singer Dee Alexander and drummer Dana Hall will headline the annual “Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz” series this summer at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, near Randolph Drive and Michigan Avenue....