Phil Ramone was not a member of the Ramones. He was also not Phil Spector. He was something in between, a musician who handled the controls for many legendary recordings beginning in the 1960s. Ramone died Saturday of a brain aneurysm at the age of 79. In his honor, here are the six best Phil Ramone ... More >>
As we mourn the passing of Hal David, the lyrical genius on the Burt Bacharach/Hal David dream team, we also revisit his timeless contributions to music. Here are the six best renditions of one of his best songs, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me." See also: Hal David, Songwriting Part ... More >>
Songwriter Hal David passed away this weekend at the age of 91 from complications resulting from a stroke he suffered four days earlier. Best known for his collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach, David penned hits for Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and countless other crooners and ... More >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
Nearly twenty-five years into its career, Goo Goo Dolls is one of the most consistent rock bands around. The Buffalo, New York-based band is playing at Family Arena tonight with Switchfoot and Green River Ordinance, in advance of its ninth studio album, Something For the Rest of Us. Due Augus ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets
Monty has everything going for it -- and more