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07.17.2014 | 75 days ago | Posted at 04:57 PM

Documentary ‘The Life of Riley’ out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  B.B. King has been called the “King of the Blues,” and not simply because of his surname. The documentary B.B. King: The Life of Riley (out on DVD and Blu-ray) contains enough vintage concert footage to show that the man really had the royal touch. He wasn’t necessarily playing fast and fancy. It was the emotion he evoked as he transmuted the joy, frustration and fe...
07.14.2013 | | Posted at 08:47 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The stage was crowded last October when acclaimed musicians by the dozen crowded the rostrum at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert honored The Band's drummer, Levon Helm, who had died recently from cancer, and raised money to sustain Helm's Woodstock, New York music series, the Midnight Rambles. Love for Levon (out in an elaborate DVD-CD set, among other c...
04.04.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

MGMT, Yeasayer, Avett Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo among dozens of headliners

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest has been gradually announcing its 2013 Marcus Amphitheater headliners for months now, but it’s stayed mum on side-stage acts. That changed today, when breaking from its usual tradition of announcing grounds stage performers in small chunks, the festival revealed the meat of its lineup in one massive drop. Comedian Lewis Black (who will be returning to the festival this year) revealed ...
01.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
From the Bad Ideas Department: Giving the least likable man in music his own television show. Time reports that it's close to a done deal. Let's hope that it fares about as well as Rosie O'Donnell's variety show....
12.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Grammy nominations took the collective breath away from the music blogosphere last night with an amazing roster of artists who, almost without exception* deserve the recognition. Not only is Lil Wayne nominated for album of the year, for instance, but there's no Steely Dan reunion album to steal away that honor from him on the big day: If Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Radiohead or Robert Plant and Alison K...
10.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
An excerpt from a quickly scribbled blog entry I posted last March: Well, I'm finally beginning to understand why people hate John Mayer so much. On my commute to work this morning, I heard an extremely uncomfortable NPR segment on the politics of Mayer's songs. I won't spoil to much, but Mayer shifts back and forth between a few of his many personas: self-righteous gener...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

In between talking about himself and dating celebrities with “Wonderland” bodies, tabloid fixture John Mayer sings blue-eyed soft-rock and plays the guitar. Expect lots of banter—much of it self-aggrandizing, some of it defensively so—when Mayer headlines a 7:30 p.m. Marcus Amphitheater show tonight...

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