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The Piano Man and Nostalgia: On Listening to the Words We Sing

Alan Krinsky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Alan Krinsky

After about three and a half decades of listening to his music, I saw and heard Billy Joel perform live recently at Fenway Park. Even though it was a stadium show, the sound proved stunningly sharp. His voice was strong and the lyrics quite clear. The audience, however, puzzled me.

It Ain't Rock and Roll Without a Port-a-Potty

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

OK, so the five of us, all over 50 or spiraling rapidly toward it, were a bit rusty in the live rock and roll blowout department. Hence our collective idea to relive our youths by attending a Boston/Doobie Brothers concert.

Why You Should

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Aurelia Condrat

Sometimes our wishes come true; other times things simply do not go as we would like them to. Who didn't fail at least once in his life? These are not tragedies, they are hardships. You keep on trying your best until you succeed.

For the Love of Bach ... Play On!

Mariam Nazarian | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Mariam Nazarian

(c) David Newton-Dunn (2014) This Father's Day, June 15th, at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University's campus, two giants of J.S. Bach schol...

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

Vintage Shops and Gothic Rock in Toronto

La Carmina | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

The "Scott Pilgrim" movie showed a different side of Toronto: twenty-somethings in vintage clothes and neon hair, rocking out at indie concerts. On a ...

Palestinian Rock Star Finds His American Comeback

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Haitham Shomali is Palestinian and has been in the music industry his entire life. From childhood, growing up with a musical family and the youngest o...

Kettle Corn Pops at The DiMenna Center

Jack Meyer | Posted 06.04.2014 | New York
Jack Meyer

Pop on over to The DiMenna Center for Classical Music on June 14th to savor a sweet and salty mix of fresh and innovative New Music! Kettle Corn New M...

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

Against Me! Bring 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.04.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Since their inception, Against Me! have had a revolving door of musicians come in and out of the band, yet, none made headlines the way singer Tom ...

Good Grrrl: Alexis Krauss Plays Nice as Sleigh Bells Spring Into Action

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Who knows where Krauss and Sleigh Bells will fit into the overall scheme of rock idolatry. Hopefully, this endurance test won't run out of steam.

Italy's Zucchero Pours Some Sugar On MSG

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Zucchero may not be a household name in the United States, but outside of these boarders, he is one of the world's most popular musicians and has been...

Music, Beer and Summer, or Why Craft Beer Fests Are My New Rock Concerts

Tom Cramer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I always drank beer at concerts, albeit bland domestic beer. Now, delicious craft beer is the main event, and there's usually good music too.

2 Chainz Performs At U Of M's MUSIC Matters' Benefit Concert

Sydney Berger | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

The organization, which started two-and-a-half years ago with Schermer, nine friends, and a hundred dollars in a Michigan dorm room, now has 150 members and a growing alumni backing.

Paint Job for St. Vincent: Annie Clark Really Knows How to Draw a Crowd

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?

This Bar Band Is a Blessing in Disguise: Lake Street Dive Smolder in Boulder

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Walking into Boulder's eTown Hall (yes, little "e," big "T") for the first time is something like basking in the afterglow of a religious experience.

Typhoon Makes Everyone Feel Better at the 9:30 Club

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.22.2014 | DC
Josh Rosenblum

This past Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, something happened that may not transpire again until the next time Typhoon comes back through town: from a vant...

The Naked and Famous Go Inside Imagine Dragons' Lair

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Can an alternative New Zealand band match the mainstream success of an outfit that escaped Utah and avoided Las Vegas lounge act hell by continuing to beat its own drums until it finally got your attention?

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

Joel Garten | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates rhythmically complex music with an easy, almost floating quality t...

A Dozen Music Choices for All Ages

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Josh Rosenblum

"Concerts for All Ages," will bring music lovers great new music in an online series.

Band of Horses Go Unplugged at Town Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

With hilarious on stage banter and a casual disposition ignited from every band member, it was a different side of the band that fans had never seen before.

Noise Pop Day 4: Real Estate Review and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 05.03.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Noise Pop Day 4 consisted of a much more high-spirited show than expected. Real Estate accompanied with some seriously talented openers played the first of a two day show at The Independent.

Noise Pop Day 2: The Fresh & the Only's Brief Review and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 04.30.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Day two of Noise Pop for me was very much a throwback to the heavy garage rock scene that I was once quite fond of. The Fresh & Onlys were originally formed in San Francisco back in 2008.

Noise Pop Day 1: Lord Huron Even Excites an Indie Crowd! Review, Setlist, and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 04.29.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Indie rock bands can bring in a rather somber audience most times, but Lord Huron refused to kick off Noise Pop without a bang. Playing almost their e...