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They'll CRY if they Want To Wednesday, April 5
If you’re a fan of raw, visceral blues-rock, it might seem like husband-and-wife duos are everywhere. In this day and age, though, none are firing on as many cylinders as Charleston, South …
Down-Tune DUVAL Wednesday, February 22
Metal, when done right, is like chocolate mint, the Grateful Dead, and even war. There is no in between and when you’re “all in,” you invariably stay in. Metal is the true music of …
In his HAY Day Wednesday, February 15
Colin Hay has found a unique balance. The former frontman of Men At Work has somehow created legitimacy as both an ’80s icon and a solo artist with some “indie credibility.” A …
Run a Google search on "The Growlers interview" and you'll find scores of similar results: Stories with headlines like, "It's Impossible to Interview The Growlers," ledes like, "I tried 10 times to connect with The Growlers," and some version of "Brooks Nielsen and I were this close to chatting!" The last example is all mine-The Growlers' lead singer and I traded a series of phone calls, text messages and smoke signals last week, even presumably …
Behind the ROKENROL Curtain Wednesday, March 8
Call it Siberian surf rock, Baltic rockabilly, Ukrainian reggae, or a disco-fueled rejuvenation of Russian folk music-there's no resisting the primal power of Igor & The Red Elvises' music. Frenetic and catchy, ferocious and crowd-pleasing, the unique blend was …
Singularly ME Wednesday, February 1
Sara Watkins began her musical career at age eight, as a fiddle-playing whiz kid in Nickel Creek, with her big brother Sean and another child prodigy, Chris Thile. After that band’s 18 years of …
Benjamin PUNK Buttons Wednesday, March 1
After World War II, youth culture in America was in rebellion. Rock 'n' roll, fast cars, casual dress, surfing and other principles of recalcitrance were all established during this era. Still, there was an understood endpoint to the period in which …
NOW We Know Wednesday, April 5
Two years ago, in these esteemed pages, longtime Folio Weekly scribe Arvid Smith penned a piece, “What We Will Never Know About Leo Kottke.” After scrambling through the usual gantlet of …
Power of SONG Wednesday, February 15
Formed in Washington, D.C. in 1973, Sweet Honey in the Rock continues to spellbind audiences with a blend of a cappella vocals, dance and sign language. While the group has undergone line-up changes …
UNFORGETTABLE Wednesday, February 15
One couldn’t really say that legendary vocalist Tony Bennett “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” Pun! The 19-time Grammy Award-winning, jazz-and-pop legend Bennett is a spry 90 …