| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:37 AM
I get stoked when my numerical system for choosing albums gets me close to an artist who has a new album out because I often cheat and just write about the new album. Sometimes though I simply revisit whatever previous release I land on because either a)...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:47 PM
When all was said and done, 2011 turned out to be a good year for new music and I found that the best of the best was strung out from the beginning of the year right into a late discovery for me in December. Also, I barely had to argue with myself. No...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Fifteen years after John Denver's death in a plane crash, ATO Records announced Wednesday that it was preparing a tribute album to the late singer-songwriter best known for gentle folk-pop hits such as "Rocky Mountain High" and "Take Me Home, Country...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:49 AM
Junior Combs — lead guitar, vocals
Jesse Lee Scutchfield — lead vocals, stand-up bass
Mike McCalmet — drums
How they started: Best friends Junior Combs and Jesse Lee Scutchfield had grown up in North Judson playing...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
With Fiona Apple. Fri., June 29, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Ives Concert Park, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury. (866) 558-4253, ivesconcertpark.com.
When Blake Mills’ debut album...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:59 AM
When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Every year when the venerable Oxford American releases its annual music issue -- and its accompanying CD -- I’m blown away by the scope of the project, the deep research, the top-notch writing, the curatorial genius, the style and sense of the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Williamsburg's own Bruce Hornsby will be on stage in at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to pay tribute to a rock 'n' roll original: Levon Helm.
The drummer and vocalist -- best known for his indelible contributions to The Band...
| May 12, 2011
| 9:33 PM
UCLA Live 2011-12 season highlights include Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins and concert on global warming...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Acts including Third Eye Blind, Lucinda Williams, Ladytron and the Zuccotti Park drum circle regulars all contributed tracks to "Occupy This Album," an album to benefit Occupy Wall Street....
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Grammy Award voters apparently like Bruno Mars just the way he is. The pop/R&B crooner, who played Allentown Fair in August, tied with torch singer Adele atop the nominations list announce Wednesday night for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Each......