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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJOHN HIATT has recorded a string of critically lauded albums dating to the mid 1970s, but his profile rose markedly in 1987 with "Bring the Family," an intimate collection of songs exploring relations between friends and lovers, husbands and wives,...
Did ABBA ever make a bad record? For fans of the Swedish group's nearly two dozen U.S. hits, including ear candy like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," it's probably hard to imagine anything not being close to irresistible. Sure enough: a new, nine-disc...
Songs about broken vows, impoverished families and impending death aren't supposed to be pretty. Just don't tell Freakwater. Monday at a sold-out Hideout, the locally based band upended convention, filling tales of loss and hardship with gorgeous...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGFor as much as Jakob Dylan, singer and front man for roots rockers The Wallflowers, has tried to avoid the coattails of his famous father (yes, that Dylan), the band’s show Thursday at Sands Bethlehem Event Center showed comparisons are......
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema? This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGSellersville Theater 1894 is celebrating its 10th anniversary of offering popular music after operating 50 years as a movie theater. The 300-seat venue has offered more than 1,500 shows covering a broad swath of musical styles since it underwent a......
Daily PressA couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid: Great songs,...
Lehigh Valley MusicGrunge music, that angst-filled outlet of the 1990s, these years later can easily be regarded as overwrought and self-important. But those whose musical tastes grew up around it remain avid followers. And Chris Cornell, front man for two of the......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate wrapped up its calendar for the year last night by approving a map of the 18 Congressional districts Pennsylvania will have in 2012. The narrow 26-24 vote saw four Republicans: Mike Brubaker......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first full Monday of Pennsylvania Farm Show week, that magical seven days that Pennsylvanians use an excuse to eat their own weight in fried foods. We are not sure how this is......
As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
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