| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Turn your FM radio on right now and flip yourself up and down the dial. Like the old lady from those old commercials imploring you to find the beef, I'm sitting here asking, "Where's the rock?" I'm not talking the same five Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and...
| Aug 23, 2013
Cherie Currie wanted nothing more to do with the music industry. During a fleeting but influential stretch as a teenager singing for the all-female punk group the Runaways, Currie became a rock star overnight. But just as suddenly, she quit the band,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:15 PM
A couple months back I had the pleasure of taking in the Clutch/Orange Goblin tour that hit New Haven. Two of my favorite (for lack of a better term) stoner rock bands? Yes, please. Getting to the venue early to interview Orange Goblin left me with a...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 6:28 AM
1234 by Feist
Gold Lion by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Too Nice To Talk To by The English Beat
It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones
Centerfold by J. Geils Band
And She Was by Talking Heads
Upside Down by Diana Ross
Beat Of My Heart by Hilary Duff
No Scrubs by TLC...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 8:54 PM
Duo piano teams, with two pianists at separate pianos, is a lost art, having languished out of sight for about a half-century. That may be changing if Jack Lantz and Kemp Smeal’s Sunday afternoon program at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:10 AM
There are a lot of bands I'm hoping to see new albums from in 2012. But until that happens I'll have to make do with their most recent output. Today that band is Witchcraft.
There's a pretty large and popular trend right now in the metal underground of...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Once upon a time your grandparents were afraid of the rock bands your parents listened to because bands like the Rolling Stones and AC/DC (depending how old your parents are) represented the gritty, booze-fueled, Lucifer-dabbling underbelly of the music...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:50 AM
I love Ronnie James Dio. He was the consummate rock vocalist. Most people know is work with Dio. Most people know he fronted Black Sabbath, including two of their best records. Some people know he was in a band called Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:20 AM
When you cover entertainment, the music never stops. The albums come in by mail every day but Sunday and pile up in the inbox. The stack of albums grows exponentially, and despite good intentions, certain albums get pushed aside, and by the time you've...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:35 PM
There's no reason to ever be bored. Ever. Life is short. Get out there. Do stuff. Get involved. At least go check out some live music. Here's what we've got for ya this week:
Thursday, January 12: XVSK at the Acoustic Café, Bridgeport. A cello and drum...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Did you ever look at a certain style of music from the rear-view mirror, so to speak, and think about the bands that really made an impact on the scene as a whole? Today I did that while thinking about the stoner rock boom in the late 90's and...