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Peter Frampton and the Vandalization of a Memory

Mark Carpowich | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Earlier this week, rock guitar icon Peter Frampton grabbed headlines by standing up to a couple of fans at his Carmel, Indiana concert who had ignored his pleas to not record video during the show.

Peter Frampton Is Now The Destroyer Of Phones

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

When Peter Frampton sets the rules, you better believe he will see that they are followed. Fans at Frampton's concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday,...

Take One And Be Done

Brian Friedman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Friedman

As soon as the band comes on, I see a better portion of the audience bust out their camera phones and hold them up for (most of) the performance, snapping photos and taking video. They're blocking the person behind them, looking up at their phone instead of at the human beings playing live music in front of them.

A Guide for Touring in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Trading off driving when everyone is a zombie is frightening. Setting up the sound system, merch table, and video gear is trivial compared to finding and training volunteers to handle any of these areas.

Somi: A New High Priestess of Soul

Craig Carpenter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Cynical music fans like to talk about the things that aren't happening today; things that aren't happening in jazz, that aren't happening in R&B. A few months ago, I was invited to witness what was happening at New York's Joe's Pub, in the person of recording artist, Somi.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Ford Theater

Philip David Morton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Philip David Morton

I've had the privilege to hear a lot of great music, performed by some of the recognized masters in their fields. But an amazing thing happens when...

An Eye for an Iris: DeMent Delivers True Blue Storytelling

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When viral videos and social media darlings start to matter more than the written word, it's refreshing to see a storyteller like Iris DeMent follow a family tradition and let her straightforward songs do the talking.

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 08.17.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...