| May 14, 2011
| 4:23 PM
There’s no denying it: It was unsettling at first to see pop-punk band Relient K, known for its boundless energy and upbeat songs, playing an acoustic show Friday at the Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. It......
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Author Rob Young talks about icons and antecedents of the British Folk Movement....
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's no secret I love movies. The ones I relish most are the indies: anything I can find playing here in good old Lakeview, at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) or Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). Low budgets and subtitles automatically...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:16 AM
Bert Jansch, a virtuoso guitarist and singer who influenced generations of post-British Invasion luminaries including Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Donovan, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr, died after a long battle with cancer, the Guardian reported earlier this...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:35 AM
The New Jersey-born singer-songwriter and current San Francisco native David Berkeley (pictured), who was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post about his new album, Some Kind of Cure (the fourth he's released on his own label), and also about his...
| Jun 7, 2011
Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania native Denison Witmer is a veteran singer-songwriter who has achieved more critical acclaim than record sales.
That's not to say his music is edgy or difficult. The song "Brooklyn With Your Highest Wall" from Witmer's new, ninth album,...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Sully’s Pub in Hartford has long been a hotspot for central Connecticut’s musically-inclined. In particular, the mid- and late-‘00s gave rise to a wave of insanely talented musicians. André Balazs may be the hardest one to pin down....
| Sep 28, 2006
Go ahead: Try to label them
It's hard enough for a band to get gigs around Los Angeles, but when you don't live here — and you bring a little something different to the table — it's darned near impossible. So Adam Pasion and his banjo-,...
| Nov 18, 2008
It was ambitious to schedule a jazz show as the Greek Theatre's season finale.
But it may have been less the fear of a chilly November night than a sky full of smoke and a weekend of tragedy that kept more music fans from showing up Sunday for the...
| Jul 8, 2008
Beck "Modern Guilt" (DGC Records)
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There are many probable reasons Beck made "Modern Guilt," his concise yet deliberately cosmic collaboration with fellow shaggy pop auteur Danger Mouse. He's finishing up a long contract with his record label; he...
| Oct 12, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Michael Jackson's first posthumous release has only been circulating for a few hours and already it's controversial. We shouldn't be surprised: Despite the unified field of emotion that formed during his mourning, the late King of Pop always has been........