| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Here is a list of songs that made my ears go boom-boom-boom and my speakers do just the same:
Bruce Springsteen - "Death to my Hometown." The stomp-like beat—plus that undeniable Irish flare—is what drew me to the song, and it's...
| Sep 24, 2012
Mumford & Sons may seem like a blend of some of the world's most annoying archetypes, from the guy who starts playing the guitar at parties to the guy who dresses like a mixologist. The Brits’ songs all tend to follow a similar formula: bluegrass...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:26 PM
2 stars (out of 4)
U.K. quartet Mumford & Sons emerged from London a few years ago with banjos blazing. Their 2009 debut, “Sigh No More,” ended up selling more than 2 million copies and ushered in a hootenanny-style folk-rock wave, which...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:36 AM
NASHVILLE -- New York indie-rock trio Fun. and L.A.'s breakout R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece predominantly in the most prestigious Grammy categories.
Absent a single lightning rod artist such...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow performed at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa Wednesday evening, treating a near-sold out crowd to 80 minutes in folk-rock heaven.
Opening act Honey Honey — a cross between KT Tunstall, the Civil Wars,...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:04 AM
I'm hearing reports of another difficult summer in the local live music industry, but here's a balancing blast of good news. The Mumford & Sons show Aug. 9 at Portsmouth's nTelos amphitheater is sold out, promoters announced Thursday afternoon.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:45 PM
I can't get away from the new Mumford and Sons album, and that is a wonderful thing.
I'm sitting in a local coffee shop as I write this review, and the album is playing in its entirety over the loudspeakers. A friend from college just texted me a half...
| May 29, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Why should eclectic music be forced to confirm to society's standards of "big cities" and "predictable venues"?
That seems to be the thinking behind Mumford and Sons' "Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" events, during which the English folk act will...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Newport News will emerge as a musical hotspot this July 4. Of course, most communities have live music and fireworks. Newport News is importing Carbon Leaf, a Richmond-based band that's rocked many a St. Patrick's Day event here.
"We are excited about...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Before February of 2012, it's fair to say that not many people in Connecticut knew that Sonic was a drive-thru burger joint.
Thanks to Giorgio Fareira, the guitar-strumming singer who charmed the Wallingford restaurant's employees with his musical order...