| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:42 PM
"I was born the night she found me." -- Eric Northman
Whether or not you believe in the powers of a full moon, it's hard to deny that if a place would be affected by lunar fatness, it would be Bon Temps.
Let's see: In this episode, Jason finally got...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 12:46 PM
My Morning Jacket performed Friday at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. b editor Anne Tallent reviews the show below.
"Told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn't listen
Never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison"
The lyrics of My...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:50 AM
A case of the winter flu apparently has derailed a show scheduled for Friday night by Americana music rising star Lydia Loveless.
She was scheduled to play the Hampton Taphouse in what would have been her Hampton Roads debut.
"Praying I can hang...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 12:19 PM
When Andrew Bird, the celebrated indie-folk musician, asked Xan Aranda to direct a documentary about the final dates of his 2009 concert tour, she wasted no time in answering him.
“I said no,” Aranda recalls from her home in Chicago.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
with Ava Luna and Magic Man, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $10. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building G, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, theouterspace.net, manicproductions.org.
They always say, "Two heads are better than one." For Brooklyn-based indie...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:15 PM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3:20 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 45 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
Tickets: Ticketweb.com ($...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Levon Helm was the rarest of musical multi-taskers: an unflappable drummer and a singer who wrung soul out of every note. He also was a terrific team player and bandmate; he made the people around him sound good.
Helm was "the only drummer who could make...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
Lydia Loveless does a lot of venting on her second album and debut for Chicago-based Bloodshot Records, “Indestructible Machine.” Growing up in rural Ohio outside Coshocton, population 11,000, Loveless says feeling like an outcast was...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
| Dec 2, 2011
You could describe Anne Ream as brave, and you would be right, but not even close to finished. We brave the elements and we brave the gym and we brave, this time of year, the holiday crowds.
Ream braves a culture that assigns rape survivors to a life...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Like asking Yankees chief Joe Girardi if he would be willing to leave New York to manage the Chicago Cubs, peppering a famous musician with inquiries as to where his band may or may not sign is a line of......