| Aug 7, 2014
Here are the Top 4 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. ONE DIRECTION The start of U.K. boy-band One Direction’s rise to the top, its first hit “What Mmakes You Beautiful,” seemed standard for the genre: a big, hooky pop......
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
This week, two images of California in drought have gotten lodged in my brain.
The first is the photograph above, from Friday’s heartbreaking Great Read about a pistachio farmer’s dying dreams, and a tree he named Survivor. Writer Diana...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Oklahoma singer and songwriter John Fullbright still comes to just one conclusion about his unlikely Grammy Award nomination for his self-released 2012 debut album, "From the Ground Up."
"I still sort of consider it a mistake," he said of the nomination...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
All aboard the Stankonia Express.
That’s because Outkast tops the just-announced schedule for Lollapalooza 2014 (Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park), which should inspire a city-wide whoop of approval. The reunited duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000—insert...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Since releasing her debut album in 1971, guitarist Bonnie Raitt has played on the back roads of popular music at an historic, but lightly traveled intersection of Deep South blues and rock ‘n’ roll that allowed her plenty of space to be...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:04 PM
"The Day of the Doctor" (BBC America, Saturday), "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day" (online, at your will), "An Adventure in Space and Time" (BBC America, Friday). "Doctor Who," the television show/British national monument about an alien...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A hot Americana band will headline Bethlehem’s Musikfest festival in August, it has just been announced. The Avett Brothers will play Musikfest’s main Steel Stage on Aug. 7. The announcement is the second-earliest ever for a headliner for...
| Dec 16, 2013
Asked to choose if great songwriting or great performance ability is more important for a musician, "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hesitates, wavers, then decides.
"I'd say definitely songwriting. Because if you perform a [bleepy] song, then just...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. BLINK-182 When the initial slate of high-profile acts was booked to open Sands Bethlehem Event Center in May 2012, it included seminal pop-punkers blink-182, which was gearing up after......
| Oct 18, 2013
Jeremiah Fraites has taken his licks as the co-founder of the Lumineers, having been labeled, as he puts it, "bandwagon-jumpers" by fans of fellow folk-rockers Mumford and Sons and slammed online by Alice Cooper and New Pornographers' frontman A.C....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Hailing from upstate New York, the Felice Brothers are no strangers to Connecticut clubs. Or clubs anywhere else in the country, really. They get around. Before they started the band in 2006, they didn't even know how to play musical instruments, but they...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and the Killers will be among the headliners for Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Aug. 2-4.
Also confirmed by multiple industry sources are the National and the Postal Service (a reunion of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy...