| May 24, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Since 2001, the unofficial kickoff of the summer concert season in the Chicago area has been the Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Ill. In each of those 11 years, including this weekend, the headliner has been moe., a...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Artist J.P. Jacquet (right) worked with the band Phish on a number of large sculptures that they took on tour. Painter/illustrator Bud Cook (left) got a degree from Rhode Island College and has illustrated work for Dark Horse and Image Comics. They...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Louie Perez and David Hidalgo have been writing songs together for 40 years, providing the backbone for Los Lobos albums and a couple of Latin Playboy projects. Their tunes have been covered by artists ranging from Robert Plant and Pop Staples to Phish...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 5:49 AM
We see it in our grocer’s freezer section, and the name alone surely SOUNDS healthier than ice cream, but just how does frozen yogurt measure up?
Well...what makes frozen yogurt different from ice cream are the cultures that are added like S....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:47 AM
Newport News guitarist and filmmaker Matt Lockhart will introduce an expanded version of his band Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Schooners.
His six-piece group now features a pair of backing singers along with keyboards, bass and drums. The jazzy guitarist,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
I first heard Led Zeppelin IV, which turns 40 this year, on New Year’s Eve, 1983, when I was in sixth grade.
My friend Chris Ward had an older brother, Tom, who was a Led Zeppelin fan. I can’t remember why, but Chris spent that New Year&...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:49 AM
In Portsmouth, N.H., on the first night of his fall solo tour, Phish bassist Mike Gordon found himself at the center of musical dialogue between drummer Todd Isler and percussionist Craig Myers.
“I realized I was equidistant between the drums and...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Watch out Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. There's a budding comedy superstar nipping at your heels.
In Hampton Roads, comedian Kevin Hart is selling tickets at a blazing pace. Promoters announced Friday that the actor and stand-up man will perform a...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Modern bluegrass queen Alison Krauss will be fiddling around Norfolk in April, promoters announced. Krauss will bring her hot-shot band, Union Station, to Chrysler Hall on Friday, April 13.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27. They're priced at $45 to $75...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Start the holiday weekend with a trip to Manchester's Main Pub this Friday to hear the McLovins, the youthful Connecticut trio who's frequently namechecked by their musical idols (Phish, Tom Marshall, others). Who knows, after all, how long we'll continue...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Little Feat was founded by guitarist Lowell George (who died in 1979) and keyboardist Bill Payne (who remains in the band) in 1969 after George was fired from Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. (Some say he was fired because Zappa thought he needed to...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:55 AM
In 2010, after several trying years of juggling successful careers and a growing family, guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, singer Susan Tedeschi, shelved their respective solo groups and began assembling what would become the Tedeschi Trucks Band.