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HONKY TONK HEROES Wednesday, May 13
Nashville’s Old Crow Medicine Show, offering its own take on old-time folk music since 1998, is a cited influence by Mumford & Sons. Since inception, the musicians have snagged …
GOOD VIBRATIONS Wednesday, May 13
The surf meets the symphony when The Beach Boys join forces with The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for the Starry Nights performance. In the ’60s, The Beach Boys dominated the …
Indie rock kings emerge from the shadows to give their 1998 masterpiece In the Aeroplane Over the Sea one last triumphant spin
CELEBRATION Wednesday, May 6
The Oldest City gets to show off its creative side with the annual Romanza Festivale of the Arts. The 10-day event features more than 100 events, including a concert by José Feliciano …
DOWN AT THE CROSSROADS Wednesday, May 6
Looking for something a little more raucous and downhome than your average theatrical experience? Using narration and live musical performances, the musical revue Ghost of the Blues recreates an old …
INDIE FUNK Wednesday, May 6
Taking their name from a Godzilla-like creature from the ’90s animated series Rugrats, the Athens, Georgia-based group Reptar plays a funky-style indie rock that bubbles along on a blend of …
YOU’RE GLAMMIN’ ME Wednesday, May 6
The ’80s brought us epochal entertainment offerings like Suzanne Somers’ paradigm-shattering TV sitcom She’s the Sheriff and the existential ennui of Garfield, no cultural …
PRESSING REPLAY Wednesday, May 6
In last week’s column, I wrote of my love of female indie artists. The list is long, and includes a variety of songwriters and performers, but absent from that list was a female vocalist I …
The celebrated singer/songwriter rides the highs and lows to meld rich country-rock narrative and nuanced folk tradition
MUSICAL CREATURES Wednesday, April 29
Back in the early 1990s, I immersed myself in girlie alternative rock. This was, of course, coupled with an investigation of the grunge movement, as I was in a grunge band myself. One that played on the first “side stage” at the second annual Lollapalooza. That year, 1992, featured Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Ministry, among others. The band I was in, Black Cats & Bottle Rockets, played the side stage with Basehead, Genitorturers and The Jim Rose Sideshow.