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AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Sure, plenty of stars and superstars descended on the South by Southwest Music Conference, which concluded Sunday after five days of glad-handing, pitch-making and music scouting by thousands of attendees. There were sets by everyone from...
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Bruce Springsteen got a few laughs Thursday as he kicked off his South by Southwest Music Conference keynote by enumerating nearly every musical genre under the Texas sun, from jangle-pop and hip-hop to death metal and low-fi. "Just add...
Tags: Roy Orbison, Music, Woody Guthrie, Music Theater, Entertainment
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...
Back in the early ’80s, New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Mötorhead and the pre-Pyromania Def Leppard battled over metal-mag cover space with softer, glossier stateside bands, who proudly wore pop...
Tribune NewspapersWhen architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!" He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...
Channel Guide MagazineYep, the dream of the ’90s is still alive in Portland, and it’s coming back tomorrow night when Portlandia returns to IFC for Season 2. Amid the returning characters played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and their usual guests, the...
Lehigh Valley MusicWhat sets Rise Against apart from other hard rock bands is that, despite its ability to play thunderous music, the group’s songs have a melodic basis that shines through the volume. Rise Against also is a band for whom the......
In 1999, guitarist/vocalist Peter Moren and bassist/vocalist Bjorn Yttling were regrouping after a Stockholm move and a band break-up when they met drummer/vocalist John Eriksson. After forming the aptly christened Peter Bjorn and John, the Swedish trio...
firstname.lastname@example.orgI’ve been around long enough to get a little grizzled at the gills and seen some pretty amazing things in my time. I was 10 years old as I watched a man set foot on the moon, an event so incredible a lot people to this day don’t believe it...
Tags: White House, Music Industry, Barack Obama, Fine Arts, Elections
Like the Velvet Underground and Big Star, the Raincoats were one of those bands who were better at inspiring future generations of bands than selling records. Every decade or so, the Raincoats enjoy a little surge in popularity, their music enduring...
Nirvana: “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen) Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 4) Pearl Jam: “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia) Rating: 3 stars (out of 4) World domination – so difficult to predict, so impossible to maintain....
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
Tags: Movies, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Mike Royko, Entertainment
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