rock ’n’ roll’s great charmers, Jonathan Richman inspired a generation of punks
with his celebrated first band The Modern Lovers before moving on to a more
acoustic, traditional style of rock ’n’ roll inspired
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since the Indigo Girls’ 1987 debut Strange Fire broke into the world of mainstream pop with its hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the
Some bands switch labels to march up the ladder and expand
their reach, while others do so seeking reinvention. For the eclectic Portland
country/folk outfit Blitzen Trapper, their longtime record deal with Sub
Pop—which released four of the band’s previous six albums, including
Few things are more insulting to fans than when artists cancel shows because of "scheduling conflicts," which almost always have less to do with schedules than with bottom lines. Typically when artists bail out of scheduled shows, it's because the show either wasn't selling or the artist received a more lucrative offer to perform elsewhere. Either way, it's a slap in the face of small-market fans�...
“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen
When it came to writing the follow-up to their DIY album Take the Kids Off Broadway, Sam France
and Jonathan Rado of the California band Foxygen didn’t have to search too long
to find inspiration. The duo experienced a fury of creativity long before they
headed to the studio. That’s
Indie-rock veterans Built to Spill will return to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, November 15, the venue announced this morning. They last played the ballroom in 2010, when they were touring behind their latest album, 2009's There is No Enemy. The band had been fairly quiet in the years since, taking a rare break from the road before announcing a new lineup this year. Longtime drummer Scott Pl...