| Mar 15, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight -- on the Ides of March, no less -- will be a prophetic moment for Genesisâ old classmates from the progressive rock movement. A small inner cadre of nominators decides......
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Watching Faith Hill sing ABBAâs âThe Winner Takes It Allâ during Monday nightâs Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York brought to mind two words that hall officials should seriously consider before next yearâs show: Tribute......
| Nov 28, 2010
When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:34 PM
This coming weekend, Coachella Valley will witness a locust-like descent from a 40,000-strong horde of hippies, a scale unseen in the Golden State since at the very least, last weekendâs 40th Celebration of Woodstock in Golden Gate Park (a murky......
| Nov 21, 2008
After 17 years, nine studio albums and countless tours, Medeski, Martin and Wood are, in a sense, a band without a country. And they couldn't be happier.
Dedicated to what keyboardist John Medeski calls "the spirit of jazz" through a fierce devotion to...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., $25-$75, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, thebushnell.org
As a teenager, Matisyahu — the shape-shifting Chassidic-reggae-hip-hop...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com
Phish is a band of overachievers, adept at making what they do seem easy. They’ll jump on trampolines (less often now than in previous...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Rupa Marya sings in English, French, Spanish, Hindi and Tzotzil, a Mayan language spoken in the Mexican Chiapas state. She could sing in other languages if she wanted to. Marya’s band, Rupa and the April Fishes, similarly play global music: Gypsy...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:40 AM
One of the greatest moments in bassist Les Claypool’s career came only a few months ago, at a fundraiser for Barack Obama. “It was me, Booker T. Jones and Charlie Musselwhite,” Claypool told me over the phone. “I played ‘...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:14 AM
If you casually read through the roller-coaster history of the band Little Feat, who’ll play a show this Wednesday at the Ridgefield Playhouse, you might think the music itself would be locked in an ongoing identity crisis lasting 40 years. You&...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, Traveler, which is set to be released by Rubber Jungle / ATO Records October 16, was produced in Bridgeport, Conn. at Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios last fall, according to a release on Phish.com.
Some of Katis'...