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BLUES Explosion Wednesday, May 17
NYC-born and Miami-raised blues-guitar slinger Albert Castiglia hit the music scene in 1990 while still in his early 20s. A few years after that debut, Junior Wells hired Castiglia. Since that …
Single LETTER Beacon Wednesday, May 10
Forty years ago, three ex-pats born and raised east of the Mississippi—Baltimore’s John “Doe” Duchac, Tallahassee’s Exene Cervenka and Illinois’ Tyson “Billy …
SMOOTH Operator Wednesday, May 10
While still only 23, self-professed “Irish-American Baritonist” Emmett O’Hanlon has been performing music in some form or another since he was a wee lad. At the age of six, he …
Sun and SOUL Wednesday, May 10
Spring hath sprung and what better way to enjoy this sunny weather than to soak up some grooves? Funk Fest returns to Downtown, with two days full of primo, old-school–well–funk, soul, …
BASS Desires Wednesday, May 10
Bass virtuoso Victor Wooten first wowed music heads in 1990 as a member of Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. For the last 25-plus years, Wooten has been instrumental (pun!) in pushing the …
STILL Burning, Still Shining Wednesday, May 3
No honorable critic working in the Year of our Lord 2017 should ever make such an admission, but the truth is the truth—Ben Harper’s music changed my life. When I showed up at Flagler …
Straight-up SHOOK One Wednesday, May 3
A quick scan of the Internet reveals many takes on the rising career of North Carolina’s Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. Rolling Stone hailed the “nonconforming spitfire” and her …
HAVANA Affair Wednesday, May 3
Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa was born and raised in a family of working musicians; by the age of eight, he was already studying classical piano. Still just in his early 30s, …
Alt-Rock HEROES Wednesday, May 3
Bona fide survivors of the Nirvana-era, alt-rock boom, since 1992 L.A. rockers Weezer have enjoyed a loyal following as they dig deep into their savvy catalog of tunes that touch on pop punk, power …
Toxic AVENGERS! Wednesday, April 26
A veritable supergroup of sleazoid, high-octane punker carnage, Poison Rites features ex-members of Speedwolf, Scott Baio Army, Hot White and Nicotine Fits. These dashing lads from Denver dole out …