| Sep 15, 2013
Fall is a great time for homecomings. So maybe it's not a coincidence that Hampton Roads will see several musical prodigal sons return this autumn.
Phish, the legendary jam band, is from Vermont but the group has forged a special relationship with...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Sometimes, even big-name musicians can be starstruck. Just ask Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas.
During a recent phone interview, Thomas confessed that he once "geeked out" in front of Willie Nelson and fears a repeat performance if he ever meets Tom...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road this summer for a tour that includes intimate residencies in New York City and Los Angeles, and a trio of festival performances. The tour kicks off May 16 at Evansville, IN's Ford Center. The band will...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman.
Not chart statistics. Measurements.
"Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If you've just paid hundreds of dollars for a Rolling Stones ticket, what kind of a set are you paying to see? Hits, all the hits, and nothing but the hits? A deep-cut festival of connoisseurs' favorites with a couple of crowd-pleasers at the end? A...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Prime tickets remain available for all three of the Rolling Stones’ upcoming Chicago shows, though given the lofty ticket prices, it would be a stretch to conclude that the band is in any financial peril.
A spot check Thursday afternoon on...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Pat DiNizio likes things real. He buys his music from Vintage Vinyl in Fords, N.J. He buys his meat from John's, a family-owned butcher in Scotch Plains. He likes the "ritual" walk from his Lower East Side apartment at Seventh and A to the nearby...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Bandleader Christopher Dorsey is happy to be bringing the nationally renowned Dillard Center for the Arts jazz ensemble to the Hollywood ArtsPark for a free show on Sunday afternoon, saying it’s a venue that offers a unique outdoor experience for...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:41 PM
No word from the Amway Center yet, but Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have announced a May 3 show at the Amway Center as part of a series of 2012 dates that include the band's first European tour in 20 years and the band's first-ever stop at the New...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:43 AM
It's about time that Free Music Friday caught up with Rhett Miller, the singer and songwriter familiar to many as the front man for The Old 97's.
Miller's a talented and charismatic guy and his songs often deliver a bright pop punch. Today's track is a...