| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:26 PM
There’s no question about it, parody singer “Weird Al” Yankovic says. A world where virtually everyone has access to YouTube or other Internet video sites, and far more immediately than he does with physical CDs – and a world...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:27 PM
It’s apparently no coincidence that parody musician “Weird Al” Yankovic had his biggest hit ever was hit 2006 song “White & Nerdy.” That song title perfectly describes Yankovic’s show Tuesday at Sands Bethlehem Event...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:39 PM
In terms of a conceptual triumph, a concert featuring Weezer’s self-titled 1994 debut album doesn’t compare with witnessing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – or even Nirvana’s “Nevermind.”...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The second and final day of the world’s largest music and memorabilia expo continues today in Montgomery County, but one of its biggest draws has canceled. The Not Just Rock Expo, a 26-year Thanksgiving weekend tradition that brings together fans......
| Jun 7, 2013
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The Melvins Lite
Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com. $18, $15/advance. with Tweak Bird.
There's nothing "lite" about the Melvins Lite lineup playing at Toad's Place this Wednesday night. It's...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:05 AM
The Hold Steady
July 19, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) ) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com
Rock and Roll is revolutionary. It's about sex and rebellious youth. It's about a new generation forging its own world in contrast to the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised.
The venue had operated in various guises since...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:35 PM
w/ Excision and Vaski. $25. 8 p.m., Mar. 13. Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford, oakdale.com
A single origami formation holds tremendous significance for Alex Botwin, a Boulder, Colo.-based beatsmith professionally...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.