| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Considering the youngsters in Twin Peaks tend to write songs about weed, girls and hanging out at the beach, it's little surprise the band claims "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" stoner Jeff Spicoli as an idol.
"We're just some rock 'n roller dudes,"...
| Jul 17, 2011
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 3:22 PM
A storm slammed a Belgium outdoor music festival causing yet another stage to collapse. At least three people were killed and dozens more wounded.
Chicago-based band Smith Westerns was on stage when the structure collapsed around them.
| Aug 22, 2011
| 12:49 PM
In a month's time, we'll be happily saying goodbye to the sweaty summer.
Here at Midnight Sun, we're not only anticipating tolerable temperatures, but we're also circling the fall events and releases we wish were here already. We present the five we're...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:39 AM
Alex Turner has a writer's eye.
The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Music we can't wait for
Summer, you were a blast, but if we have to endure Pitbull's innocuous "Give Me Everything" or the pounding piano of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, there could be blood in the streets. Luckily, fall has arrived...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:26 AM
When Michael McDonald plays the Ridgefield Playhouse on June 22 (as part of a summer fundraising gala), there should be some youthful faces in the crowd, sprinkled among the elder McDonald fans. While this may be more symbolic than anything else, given...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:22 AM
As usual, Baltimore concerts run the gamut this week. The spectrum starts at Nick Carter and ends with Lacuna Coil, with some interesting options in between. And if you can't stomach another Super Bowl house party, there's even a couple of options on...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:33 PM
This post was not written by a Nigerian prince.
SoundExchange, a nonprofit group that collects digital music royalties on behalf of artists, on Wednesday said that around 50,000 musicians have unclaimed money with the group totaling more than $31...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Try as he might, Mario Cuomo, singer for rising garage-rock quintet the Orwells, can't seem to avoid trouble.
His high school years essentially were a string of missed classes and misdeeds, including a lengthy suspension for launching a water bottle at a...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Great indie music. Some of my favorites include: Urge Overkill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, alt country pioneers The Waco Brothers, Liz Phair (the early days), Neko Case, The Redwalls, Smith Westerns,...