| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:10 AM
New Hartford's one of the prettiest towns around. It's also a place to go for music and culture; head to the Beekley Library on Saturday, for example, and hear Richard Julian (pictured), a singer-songwriter and sometime Little Willie (along with Norah...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:45 PM
"You think that your personality is going to go over, but it doesn't," laments singer-songwriter Nellie McKay. "I thought I had a talent for alienating people, but I have no idea what it is that doesn't go over."
In 2004, McKay released an attention-...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The Fox News Web headline Wednesday morning captured something in the air despite its utter wrongness:
"Beatles' sitar player Ravi Shankar dies at 92."
Well, first, the Beatles' sitar player was George Harrison. Shankar, who died Tuesday in his...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet.
Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:48 AM
When it comes to live music on television, "Austin City Limits" is top of the heap. Trailblazing guests, unfussy production and intimate, restrained camera work combined to make this long-running series a broadcast treasure.
The show's 38th season looks...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Thurs., Nov. 1, Infiinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com
I've had people make fun of me because I like Melanie. Seriously, good friends, co-workers, even in-laws have ridiculed me for...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
A 17-members rock "arkestra," led by writer/guitarist/producer Greg Tate. Special guests, including Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. The awesomeness of Real Art Ways. And the music of ... Steely Dan? Mind-blowing, really. We're so used to hearing...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The most unusually named children’s performer you have probably ever heard of will make his area debut at Sellersville Theater’s family series at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Human Lard Dog, also known as New York musician Steven Erdman, will...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:56 AM
First off, big thanks to Diane Trap for covering for me last week when I was traveling. Secondly, I HATE THE NEW FORMAT OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR.
So last week, we didn't vote, but this week we do, but next week is the actual finale, even though last week...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Monday, October 15
Angels & Airwaves - Everything's Magic
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena
Weezer - Burndt Jamb
We Are Scientists - Tonight
The Killers - When You Were Young
Friday, September 28
Rancid – Ruby Soho
Specials – A...