May 2, 2012 10:49
Chris Thile put his hand to his brow and gazed out past the reserved seats at the MerleFest Watson Stage to acknowledge the thousands out of view who came out for the Punch Brothers’ Saturday night pre-headlining set....
April 25, 2012 11:05
Literally, there’s no universally agreed-upon pronunciation for the California dance machine !!!. chk chk chk is commonly accepted, as is bop bop bop and pow pow pow or any other visceral, onomatopoeic grunt that flows from the qualia of the self repeated three times....
April 11, 2012 12:17
There’s got to be a moment for every thirtysomething seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers live when they realize they’re involuntarily channeling the Anthony Kiedis hand jive from the “Give It Away” video....
March 21, 2012 10:58
Of all of Bruce Springsteen’s ineradicable contributions to the pop-and-rock canon, his keynote address at South by Southwest last week could ultimately be among his most important. For 50 minutes, the Boss poured out shots from his private stock, gushing about James Brown, about Charlie Rich, about Roy Orbison....
March 14, 2012 11:08
It’s easy to forget that, despite the immense and ever-growing official catalog that Jimi Hendrix left behind, his entire professional career happened in the short span of seven years. Some people spend as much time in undergrad as Hendrix did laying waste to the walls between rock, jazz, country and the blues....
March 7, 2012 11:03
It’s not fair, really, that a guy bedding supermodels in his youth was able to lose himself in a decade-long fog to some rather nasty drugs and come out on the other side able to pick up where he left off. Dando exudes the same charmed, slightly arrogant ambivalence of his days as the Poet King of Generation X....
Feb. 29, 2012 11:02
How many guitarists does it take to pay tribute to possibly the greatest one of all time? How many would you like? We may never know the depths of Jimi Hendrix’s generation-defining talents, but the dozen legendary players who will appear at the tour’s Greensboro stop will offer a cornucopia of interpretations....
Feb. 22, 2012 10:59
It was only a few months ago that the whole idea of a New Edition 30th anniversary reunion tour seemed like a novelty. None of the five original members nor late ’80s recruit Johnny Gill had tendered anything worthwhile in years — decades in some cases....

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