| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Earl J.J. Pionke, whose storied Earl of Old Town club on the North Side helped launch the careers of folk singer-songwriters for decades, died Friday, April 26. He was 80.
The club closed more than 30 years ago after a decades-long run as one of the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:06 AM
On Friday at the Kimball Theatre, 23-year-old William and Mary graduate Eric Horgan clinched first place in the Williamsburg's Got Talent competition by singing an impassioned version of John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery."
He took home a $500 prize....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term.
"As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
with Ava Luna and Magic Man, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $10. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building G, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, theouterspace.net, manicproductions.org.
They always say, "Two heads are better than one." For Brooklyn-based indie...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| May 19, 2012
| 11:10 PM
Bonnie Raitt claimed she was “intimidated” by the Chicago Theatre, but that hardly seemed the case Saturday in the first of two sold-out concerts at the Loop landmark.
Raitt’s wisecracks, several at her own expense, and genial banter...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Earl of Old Town's 80th Birthday Celebration: Earl Pionke, the founder and namesake of the revered ‘60s and ‘70s Old Town folk institution, the Earl of Old Town, celebrates his 80th birthday with the music and some of the artists he helped...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
You can’t listen to this freewheeling Texas singer and songwriter long without becoming thoroughly convinced that he’s a full-blooded relative of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Merle Haggard. Waylon Jennings’ famous observation about...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center 102.7 KIIS Wango Tango, May 14 (Sat.); Sade, Aug. 21 (Mon.) Honda Center Sade, Aug. 31 (Mon.) The Wiltern Sleep, June 26 (Thurs.); Ballet Folklorico,......
| May 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Those with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
| Jul 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
She was like Andy Warhol: iconic blond hair set in a most determined pageboy that never moved. That, and red oversized glasses. You couldn’t miss her at shows -- be it the Dead Boys, Pearl Jam or Neil Young. Paul......