Offerman lends more than a little bit of himself to his breakout “Parks and
Recreation” character Ron Swanson, the sitcom’s spokesman for all things
masculine. Like Swanson, Offerman is a proud outdoorsmen
A simple way to distinguish the two converse personas of the Americana acts on Thursday’s Pabst Theater bill was to observe how the troubadours treated an obnoxious heckler in the third row. The slick and pensive Jason Isbell
Solo albums can be frustrating. With no one else around to reel back a frontman's excesses, these efforts often lack self-restraint and delve headfirst through an artist's personal eclecticism. These dubious records ultimately
won’t necessarily be remembered as a great one. It’s almost certain to go down
as the year the nation endured another bitter election cycle, stretches of
unusual and frequently destructive weather patterns
there were any justice in the world of rock ’n’ roll, Richard Thompson would be
worshipped as a full-on guitar god. Yet such a title would inevitably disagree
with the man himself, who, based upon the dour sense of humor he displayed i...
and Wine’s Sam Beam is neither the tortured wallflower nor the barefooted
naturalist it’s easy to imagine from his records. He shattered those
perceptions when he last played the Pabst Theater in 2007, revealing himself to
be an unex...