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The Best Fest's Dylan Fest 2016

Lindsey Best | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The Best Fest is a traveling festival of sorts that got it's start with a group of friends getting together to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday 15 years...

During the Long, Hot Summer, Jason Isbell Warms Up to Become One Glad Dad

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Most things are working out for Isbell since he gave up drinking in February 2012, then married Shires and recorded Southeastern with producer Dave Cobb two years ago. All those are "improvements on my life," said the recovering alcoholic who had a long-term relationship with Jack Daniel's.

Dream 13 of '13: Top Albums, Favorite Artists of the Year

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This year in music was all about playing favorites. Oh, occasionally a few artists who were a delightful pleasure to hear for the first time managed...

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Dove Tales: Amanda Shires Is Learning to Fly Like a Bird

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Amanda Shires is the perfect example of writing what you know, there just might be a box set equivalent of James Joyce's greatest hits waiting just...

Hangout High 5: Take a Trip to Stevie Wonder Land and Yeah Yeah Yeahs-ville

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Stevie Wonder was the main attraction, and deservedly so, while delivering a feel-good message along with solid gold hits by himself, Marvin Gaye, Mic...

From Ellie Goulding to Karen O, Rate the Best of the Hangout Hair Bands (Slideshow)

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen It's not all about the hair when it comes to rock 'n' roll ...

Hangout and About, Part 1: Jason Isbell is Solo, But Not Alone

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jason Isbell doesn't mince words while discussing his battle with the bottle. "Man, I'm an alcoholic," the Alabama singer-songwriter said of his add...

Shovels & Rope's Michael Trent & Cary Ann Hearst Make Joyful Noise

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst like to play rough together. And by following the two-heads-are-better-than-one line of thinking, they hope to make some noise after officially turning their solo acts into a duo called Shovels & Rope two years ago.