| Aug 5, 2012
I watched the women's marathon this morning among millions and then headed to an exhibit celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary. After that, my son and I headed to a pub near Piccadilly to watch tennis. On the day after Britain's unparalleled...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:14 AM
If you casually read through the roller-coaster history of the band Little Feat, who’ll play a show this Wednesday at the Ridgefield Playhouse, you might think the music itself would be locked in an ongoing identity crisis lasting 40 years. You&...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:45 AM
Dick Glisinski — Acoustic bass guitar
Brian Johnston — 12-string guitar
Al Kniola — Mandolin
“Cousin” Greg Czyzewski — 6-string guitar
How they started: The members of The Unraveling String Band met at Fiddler&...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Here are this weeks Mixtape winners!
1.) Billy Joel- My Life
2.) Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown
3.) Elton John- The Bitch is Back
4.) Chicago- Saturday in the Park
5.) Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL
2.) Steve Romero1.)...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential "debates" — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation's understanding. But beginning this Wednesday, these less-than-Lincoln-Douglas episodes might...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 11:26 AM
In honor of The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary today, here are live performances of five of my favorite songs by the band. This is by no means a ranking or official list, just a celebration of one of the best bands to ever take the stage. Feel free to...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2012
BARCELONA, Spain — In retrospect, traveling 6,000 miles to see a band does seem a bit ... crazy. And maybe buying concert tickets for two nights in a row and then flying out at dawn the next day wasn't the best idea. And yes, it might have been...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:21 PM
Seven promising young British athletes lit the Olympic cauldron early Saturday, capping the Games' festive opening ceremony in east London.
The torch, which minutes earlier had been on a boat driven by football star David Beckham down the River Thames,...