| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Thursday September 8
James Mauri is setting up shop for a free show tonight at Two Boots, as part of the Indie Thursdays series. Mauri's influences include Tom Petty, The Doors, Leonard Cohen and Nine Inch Nails, and we're not really sure...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:57 AM
I love when a band puts out a debut album that I dig. I love it even more when their sophomore release is even better. It's a harbinger of good things to come for the band and their fans. Today that band I'm stoked about is Connecticut's own Elison...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Lineage Dance opened this year’s Brand Dance Series on May 15 with works that displayed the Pasadena-based company’s tremendous athletic prowess and lyrical grace, making the free, Sunday afternoon performance a lovely way to celebrate...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Sully’s Pub in Hartford has long been a hotspot for central Connecticut’s musically-inclined. In particular, the mid- and late-‘00s gave rise to a wave of insanely talented musicians. André Balazs may be the hardest one to pin down....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:43 AM
If you've never heard a note played by either Simon Dawes or Dawes, it's understandably very easy to get the two bands mixed up. After all, their names are very similar and lineup-wise, both are almost the same thing. But to Taylor Goldsmith, Simon...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:31 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania native Denison Witmer is a veteran singer-songwriter who has achieved more critical acclaim than record sales.
That's not to say his music is edgy or difficult. The song "Brooklyn With Your Highest Wall" from Witmer's new, ninth album,...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Good things can come out of hard times. According to to the website Pop Matters, that's the case with the band Races from Southern California.
"Wade Ryff was disillusioned with music, holed up in his parent’s house, writing tunes in the bathroom,"...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The best thing that you can say about today's Oscar best picture nominations is that, thanks to "Avatar," millions of casual American moviegoers--the kind of folks who load up on popcorn and candy, bring a carload of kids and wouldn't......
| Mar 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This much is, ahem, Crystal clear: The judges made a mistake by choosing too many girls with similar voices and styles. Sure, Lilly's hair is silver and Didi's is red, Lacey's is short and Katelyn's is curly, but Tuesday night's snoozy and subdued episode...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 9:34 PM
9:15: It's all over folks. Not the best opening ceremony of all time. Today's death cast a bit of a pall over it. However, looking back it captured the spirit of Vancouver perfectly. A big, friendly city gets a big,......