In this week's print edition, Senior Writer Roy Kasten interviews Jay Farrar, longtime leader of Son Volt and first-time author, about the band's new album Honky Tonk (due out March 5) and his new book Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs (due out March 19). "The impetus to write the book was born out of ... More >>
8:45 p.m. Saturday, October 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Uh....I got nothin'. This little mouse cursor icon has been blinking at me for a couple minutes now while I've been just staring vacantly at my keyboard, unable to think of anything amusing to write in this little show-post introductory paragraph. It's not my fault. When I came in this morning I cam ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Rosanne Cash has endured some seriously heavy blows over the last decade. She lost her father and step-mother (Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, respectively) over the course of a few months in 2003. Six weeks after her father's passing, her step-sister was found dead on bus in Tennessee. A c ... More >>
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
Jason StoffRhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops at LouFestThree shows in the same city might be a bit much for some artists, but not Carolina Chocolate Drops, who played to a raucous, packed house at the Sheldon Thursday night. Three songs into the set, vocalist and multi-instrument ... More >>
Donald MilneFirst and foremost: Camera Obscura's 9 p.m. Off Broadway show with Papercuts is SOLD OUT says the venue. But for anyone lacking tickets, fear not: Vintage Vinyl is hosting a free in-store performance at 6 p.m. I'd also get there early for that one, however. MP3: Camera Obscura, ... More >>
Week of December 28, 2006
Friday, February 3; the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
A new boxed set highlights the genius of Johnny Cash
Try as she might, Emmylou Harris can't leave behind her roots
Wildwood Flowers (Dualtone)
Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B (Cleopatra Records)