| Feb 12, 2012
On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Itâs a fool's game, trying to pick 10 songs about one of popular musicâs most reliable topics: alcohol, and the joy and pain it begets. Itâs a topic that could fill volumes -â song and the drink -â so to......
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the coming week 1. THIN LIZZY A week after St. Patrick’s Day, it’s appropriate to have one of the greatest Irish bands of all time playing the area. Perhaps Thin Lizzy isn’t as......
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Etta James appreciation: Simple lyrics took on deeper meaning when sung by Etta James. Her unmatched song styling helped bring West Coast R&B to prominence....
| May 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
For the myriad things great about the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on the ArtsQuest campus in South Bethlehem, the one bad thing – that it’s uncovered and the shows are held rain or shine – threatened the Saturday’s opening of the.....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Members of the Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God's Call led a prayer vigil in memory of two people who lost their lives to gun violence last week.
The vigil was held on the 100 block of Beaver Road in Paxtonia, where 31-year-old Travis Vogelsong was shot...
| Jan 16, 2012
If there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
| Jun 5, 2011
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning.
Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned.
Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Hugh Laurie's got the blues -- and he wouldn't have it any other way.
The British-born actor may be best known to millions in the title role of the hit Fox medical drama "House," but Laurie fans have known for years that he has formidable musical chops...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:19 AM
After this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...