| May 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:15 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Andre Williams w/ Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Bronson Rock. $15. 9 p.m., Dec. 1. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, cafenine.com.
As of November 1, Andre Williams has officially spent 76 years on Earth, and that cautionary proverb about...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
David Johansen has had a lot of identities in a career that has now exceeded 40 years: front man for The New York Dolls and The Harry Smiths, lounge singer alter ego Buster Poindexter, solo artist. The one he filled......
| Apr 18, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Ten thoughts from Game 1: 1. Jameer Nelson was outstanding (except for a stretch in the 4th quarter). That first half was about as well as he has played with the Magic. Still, you knew the Bobcats would adjust, and losing Dwight Howard in the 2nd half...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 3:52 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The manager for Pinetop Perkins says the Grammy winner and one of the last old-school bluesmen has died at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97.
Hugh Southard says Perkins woke up with chest pains and died of cardiac arrest on...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 7:21 PM
CHICAGO — Pinetop Perkins lived the blues.
Born on a cotton plantation near Belzoni, Miss., in 1913, he worked the fields from age 7, drove a truck for a living at 18 and got stabbed in the arm in his late 20s.
The barroom attack tore his...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Just some random observations on a Monday morning ...
- Mr. Yuk: His face says it all. He's putrid green with his tongue sticking out. It can only mean "Mr. Yuk" has found something unsafe for human consumption.
Some enterprising "artist" used Mr. Yuk...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 8:31 AM
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — It's not the Heartbreak Hotel or the Ritz, and George Washington didn't sleep there.
But The Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale is widely regarded as a history exhibit ofblues music.
And, oh yes.Muddy Waters did sleep there and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:34 AM
Holy mackerel. The Oxford American’s annual music issue is always good, but this new one -- number 13 -- is a staggering piece of work. Possibly the best-ever stocking stuffer for the music nerd in your family. (It’ll pretty much fill up a...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:17 AM
Automatically from the get-go this blog has me excited me to write. Why? Because I got to subtitle it “Moves Like Jagger,” which also happens to be one of my favorite songs right now and my current ring tone.
There’s just something...