| Oct 11, 2009
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
| Feb 15, 2004
In a bohemian stretch of Sunset Boulevard that winds through Silver Lake, there's a stereo repair shop with an exterior that seems, for some, oddly familiar: The coiling red and blue lines on its external wall served as the cover for an album by a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:38 PM
NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Scott Sechman has displayed an amazing knack for meeting some of rock's most beloved cult heroes. It all started around 1967 when his big brother's band, the Norfolk Aliens, opened for The Box Tops at the Virginia Beach Dome.
Sechman tagged along and...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell brought their opening act, Richard Thompson, back on stage with them Wednesday at Symphony Center for a well-deserved encore. Thompson melted in with the band for a while, then stepped out to trade guitar solos as...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The opening track on the Kuhls’ first album, “A Woman is Like a Man,” tells you everything you need to know about Renee and Grace Kuhl’s personal and artistic growth in the last two years.
In 2010, the duo recorded a tamer,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. KENNY CHESNEY and TIM MCGRAW Country music mega-star Kenny Chesney’s show June 16 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field will be the fifth time in the last six years that Chesney will perform......
| May 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:19 AM
As Bob Kealing notes in his new book, most folks who drive by Orlando's Loch Haven Neighborhood Center have "no idea how it used to rock."
Inside the building, the place looks much like it did in the 1960s, when it was the Orlando Youth Center. Then,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
It bums me out when the CT music scene loses a really good band to someone else's music scene. In this case we lost New London's Quiet Life to the west coast. At least we have some amazing music they've left behind in their wake.
Act Natural is the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...