Thursday, November 10, at House of Blues' Cambridge Room.
Dallas disco cover band Le FreakA well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>
Friday, November 5, at The Cavern
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>
Florida's new export? Sweet, lush pop.
One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found (Rhino)
When singing the blues, DISD's Corrine Silguero knows it helps to live through them
Before she was a "star," Kelly Clarkson was already in the studio
Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.
Small World Big Band (Warner Music UK)
The Blond Bomber flies from Waxahachie to Alan Freed, with a Strat as his sole defense
Adventures at the bottom of the music trade
With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore
It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother
No one loves Vic Chesnutt like Vic Chesnutt
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach are not such unlikely partners
The legacy of Simon and Garfunkel still shines true
Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that
Disney's Hercules is all brawn, no brain
The Byrds soar though the changes