Talk to some people (we guess) and they'll tell you that '90s nostalgia is the only kind of nostalgia that matters. Sunday, the decade of Reality Bites, Doc Martens and frosted tips -- which, seriously, is the name of a San Francisco-based '90s cover band -- will definitely be back in full effect wh ... More >>
In 1945, the Japanese city of Hiroshima became the first target of a nuclear weapon ever. The United States called for the unconditional surrender of the country at the end of World War II, an ultimatum that was ignored. In response, we deployed a weapon that killed between 90,000 and 166,000 Japane ... More >>
Carole King is a woman who has played a major part in creating numerous classic hit songs. She has helped to shape popular music since she and then-husband Gerry Goffin (they divorced in 1968) wrote "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1961. Her songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Smokey Ro ... More >>
The album that started the whole thing.Rocks Off Sr. was straightening up our office a few days ago, something that happens like clockwork every time Middle Eastern governments start toppling like dominos. In one of the piles and piles of al fresco CDs, we ran across two of our favorite album ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerNatalie Merchant Verizon Wireless Theater August 21, 2010 For more photos from Saturday's show, see our slideshow here. Natalie Merchant must either have always had the patience of a saint or simply instilled it in herself upon deciding to open her current tour with 9 ... More >>
Natalie Merchant finds poetry in new album.
Apparently there are still plenty of tickets for Mavis Staples in Conroe Friday night. Part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series at the Crighton Theater, the show also includes gospel-rocker Mike Farris. Staples, a recent Best Contemporary Blues Grammy nominee for her Live: Hope At The Hideout, is ... More >>
Ana Egge, Michael Kingcaid, Frank Smith: Wed., May 26. Rudyard's. Asia: Sat., Aug. 21. House of Blues. Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., June 26. House of Blues. Benny Benassi: Fri., June 18. Stereo Live. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Fri., June 25. House of Blues. The Burden, Side Arms, Ghost Town Electric, F ... More >>
Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroc ... More >>
Friday, July 5
A Letter Home to You (Self-released)
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't above rocking out
The Groove Collective
Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.
Though 10,000 Maniacs is still around, its pop appeal has dwindled a bit.
Alice's Tin Pony breaks from the gate with Hate Book
Big Holiday wades its way through tragedy with some cleansing folk-pop
Self-created disco-diva Pinque: If this is camp, it's camp with a guilelessly straight face