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FOREVER DEAD Wednesday, January 21
In the late ’60s, when The Grateful Dead were mixing up their crackling blend of electric blues rock, feedback-drenched jams and full-tilt musique concrète explorations, keyboardist Tom …
PARK IT ON SUNDAY Wednesday, March 11
Soak up some of that sweet Florida spring sunshine (or quite possibly get soaked by springtime showers) at this year’s Natural Life Music Festival, featuring live music by Nashville-based …
WHOLE LOTTA SOUL Wednesday, March 18
In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mavis Staples was a key voice in her family band, The Staple Singers. With their gospel-driven hits like “I’ll Take You There” and civil …
FIDDLIN' ABOUT Thursday, January 29
Violin virtuoso Daniel D. first picked up the instrument at age 12. After graduating from Charleston School of the Arts, he immediately began his life as a touring musician, and has since garnered an …
YO, MAESTRO! Wednesday, March 18
Virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman first impressed audiences when he was featured at age 13 on The Ed Sullivan Show. In the decades since, Perlman has continued to mesmerize those who embrace all …
NEW WAVE LEGENDS Wednesday, March 18
The pride of Athens, Georgia (in your face, R.E.M.!), The B-52s are coming up on 40 years of taking their always-fun, booty-shakin’ synth pop to the masses. The band – featuring founding …
ERSATZ BOLD AS LOVE Wednesday, February 4
The tribute band is a peculiar phenomenon of popular culture mashing adoration, musical and visual emulation, and a good dose of kitsch. The Athens, Georgia, trio Gimme Hendrix – guitarist Eric …
21st-CENTURY CHANTEUSE Wednesday, March 25
Acclaimed contemporary jazz singer Sara Gazarek is well known for delivering strong interpretations of jazz standards and even pop hits (like her savvy blending of The Beatles’ …
DAY ON THE GREEN Wednesday, March 25
Springtime is here and that can mean only one thing for us Folio Weekly staffers: crippling allergy attacks and subsequent antihistamine abuse. When we’re not coughing, sneezing and sniffling …
Back in the early 2000s, my band 
 played a fundraiser to send a 
 local musician to New York to further his career in the business. We were joined by then-local hip-hop/punk trio Whole Wheat Bread for the show. We all donated our time, as it …