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  • The Gaslight Anthem @ Lupo's
    The Gaslight Anthem Lit Up Lupo's
    The Gaslight Anthem played to a packed house Friday night (2.27.15) at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel.Northcote (who stole the show for me) and The Scandals opened the show.The Gaslight Anthem delivered a crowd-pleasing set and sounded really good...
  • Top local rock shows to attend this March
    Top local rock shows to attend this March
    It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost springtime with all this snow still upon us. Luckily no matter how cold it is outside there will always be music to be heard inside a bar or club. Keep warm with drinks and friends. So stop being a...
  • L.A. Woman noir Been Down So Long
    L.A. Woman noir Been Down So Long
    In “Been Down so Long (it Looks Like Up to Me)” we come to the part of our noir movie or novel that states the problem our main character is experiencing, the conflict, either in the physical sense or the existential. In Jim Morrison...
  • His name is LukeJames
    Luke James, RO James, George Tandy Jr., and BJ The Chicago Kid oh my!
    How do you put together a really good all male rostered concert with talented yet vocally dynamic artists? If you're Majic 102.3 & Media International, you pick up the phone and call George Tandy, Jr. RO James, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Luke...
  • Mumford
    Bonnaroo 2015 headliner Mumford & Sons announces new album, stopover dates
    Americana superstars Mumford & Sons have been on hiatus since mid-2013, when emergency surgery required by bassist Ted Dwane required them to cancel their headlining performance at Bonnaroo 2013. But with the January announcement that the band...
  • Various Artists – “Immortal RANDY RHOADS – Ultimate Tribute” (UDR)
    CD Review: Various Artists – “Immortal RANDY RHOADS – Ultimate Tribute” (UDR)
    CD Review: Various Artists – Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute (UDR Music): It’s no secret that incredibly talented guitarist Randy Rhoads was taken from us far, far too early at the age of 25 when he died in aplane...
  • JJ Grey
    JJ Grey & MOFRO return to Atlanta this Saturday night
    If you are looking to partake in some sweet Southern music this weekend then I highly recommend you find a way to get inside the Buckhead Theatre this Saturday night. JJ Grey & MOFRO will be filling the sold out music hall with a collection of...
  • Jarekus Singleton
    More with Jarekus Singleton: Ignoring trends to create an original sound
    Here is the second part of my interview with blues guitarist-vocalist Jarekus Singleton. He and his band perform Friday and Saturday at Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco.Question: I am very struck by the call to personal initiative in the lyrics...
  • Jarekus Singleton
    Jarekus Singleton wins over blues audiences with "Refuse to Lose"
    Is Jarekus Singleton the future of blues?I realize it’s a question that can almost be dismissed out of hand. No one artist is ever the future of anything, no matter their impact on the genre and its practitioners. Let’s be reasonable...
  • Smooth jazz...
    Jazz Unlimited to award scholarships March 15
    Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee, an organization made up of fans of the genre with a core mission to encourage young players, will dole out $4,000+ in scholarships following a live audition on Sunday, March 15, at the Steinway Gallery in...
  • American Crime
    Exclusive Gwendoline Yeo stars in American Crime
    Yeo first caught the eye of critics as she played opposite Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church in the Emmy Award Winning miniseries BROKEN TRAIL. Since she has held a number of notable prime-time roles on shows including CHUCK, NYPD BLUE,...
  • Eric Church Performs A Never Heard Before Song at 2015 CRS
    Eric Church Performs A Never Heard Before Song at 2015 CRS
    This past week was one of those weeks in Nashville that you didn’t want to miss. The 2015 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) brought to town not only radio executives, programmers, and personalities but big name musicians and new artists playing...
  • Lucky Peterson
    Lucky Peterson bring his unique brand of the blues to Jazz Alley March 3 and 4
    The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes bluesman Lucky Peterson and his band for two nights touring in support of his new release The Son of A Bluesman. Band members are Lucky Peterson (guitar, vocals, Hammond B3), Tamara...
  • Asleep at the Wheel
    Asleep at the Wheel's latest album pays tribute to Bob Wills
    In a tiny town called Paw Paw, West Virginia in 1970, a Philadelphia native named Ray Benson co-founded (along with Lucky Oceans) the country band Asleep at the Wheel. It’s a good thing Benson was a teenager at the time, because 45 years...
  • Local musician to check out: Marian Hill
    Local musician to check out: Marian Hill
    Marian Hill is an electronic pop duo from Philadelphia. Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol make up the band and their partnership goes back to a middle school talent show. Jeremy Lloyd is the production and songwriter of the group, and Gongol covers...