| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Today’s spur-sharp crop of young female country singers owes a lot to Lucinda Williams. Without Williams, who in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s set the template for bourbon-slugging, disenchanted women in what came to be alt-country,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
There aren’t a lot of university radio stations that that can claim a Beatle among their fans, but Cal State Northridge-based public station KCSN-FM (88.5) just became one.
“Paul McCartney called today to express his appreciation of KCSN and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city’s 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival, with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3.
Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ruthie Foster for the past six years has won the Blues Music Awards Best Female Vocalist for either contemporary or traditional blues and last year was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. Ruthie Foster at McCoole's Arts......
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Stephen Stills' new blues band The Rides will headline the latest benefit concert for Cal State Northridge-based radio station KCSN FM (88.5) on Nov. 3 at the university's Valley Performing Arts Center.
In addition to Stills' band, which includes...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The folks at Waffle House and IHOP might not swoon over the message at the heart of Prince’s new video, “Breakfast Can Wait,” but the Purple One has found plenty of sensual fun in the kitchen to keep pop music fans engaged in this work...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The 2013 edition of “A Very Special Christmas” albums benefiting the Special Olympics puts the focus on superstar names, with a roundup of holiday songs from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Tom Petty and the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Black Flag's Greg Ginn might want to crack open a six-pack tonight: A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against him in his trademark infringement lawsuit against many of his former bandmates in the canonical South Bay hard-core group.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:47 PM
The list of Hollywood actors who have flirted with playing in bands is a long and dubious one, from Don Johnson and Bruce Willis to Juliette Lewis and Russell Crowe. It’s difficult to see any of these “musical” endeavors as anything...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:31 AM
At this point last week, the Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach was still just a dream. Its success, based on location and a sterling lineup, seemed like such a natural, but who could be sure how it would fly? By the end of the remarkable...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Diana Krall’s arrival at Miami’s Arsht Center Tuesday night offers a departure. The singer-pianist’s performance is part of a tour in support of the album “Glad Rag Doll,” an October release on the Verve Records jazz label...