| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Fifteen years after John Denver's death in a plane crash, ATO Records announced Wednesday that it was preparing a tribute album to the late singer-songwriter best known for gentle folk-pop hits such as "Rocky Mountain High" and "Take Me Home, Country...
| May 21, 2012
One descriptor tends to get overused when people talk about an Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros concert: “tent revival.”
That refers, of course, to the wild energy and healing power of traveling preachers at the beginning of the 20th...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:11 AM
It takes a particular mindset to be a Renaissance man, someone willing to wear the hats of playwright, music producer, freelance writer, radio personality, spoken-word performer, photographer and self-promoter.
All those descriptions would fit Orlando...
| 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
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The SXSW Film Festival announced its feature-film lineup, including "21 Jump Street" and a Bob Marley documentary....
| Mar 4, 2011
| 8:47 AM
Need Mardi Gras party ideas? Start with a simmering pot of etouffee, a big king cake, Cajun-inspired tunes and others tips on hosting your own Mardi Gras celebration from Evite.com:
Make your house vibrant with the traditional Mardi Gras...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:48 PM
10 p.m., Nov. 5, Cafe Nine, 250 State St. $10. (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com.
Trent Wagler's muse has taken many forms over the years, from solo work to his duo with longtime musical collaborator Jay Lapp to his role for the past six...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:35 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Imagine parking yourself at the bar in one of Nashville's beaucoup music venues, expecting to listen to a house band — and suddenly Kid Rock shows up onstage. Or Alison Krauss. Or Hank Williams Jr.
It's not that rare an...
| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Back in October a new CD from local acoustic country band Tin Roof Union landed on my desk. The six song EP titled "The 6 Pack" sports strong tunes, sharp, stripped-down playing and a big dose of backwoods attitude.
Tales of hard partying, family ties...