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Premium Content NOLA's Anders Osbourne headlines Rhythm & Roots Festival

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:10 pm

He's Swedish by birth but, in terms of spirit, artistic temperament and zip code, blues-rock guitarist/songwriter/singer Anders Osborne is like a lot of wandering musicians who end up settling in New Orleans.

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Premium Content ZZ Top cancels, but show goes on at Foxwoods

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

ZZ Top has cancelled their Sunday concert in the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, but co-headliner Jeff Beck will still perform.

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Premium Content UPDATED: Jeff Beck joins with ZZ Top at Foxwoods

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:03 am

Editor's Note: Due to a hip injury suffered by bassist Dusty Hill, ZZ Top has canceled their remaining 2014 tour dates including Sunday’s co-headlining bill with Jeff Beck at the Grand Theater in Foxwoods Resort...

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Premium Content Ricky Skaggs fires it up at Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Ricky Skaggs recently turned 60 - and it only seems as though he's been making vital roots, country and bluegrass music for about 58 of those years.In fact, Skaggs was only 7 when he performed with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on...

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Premium Content Prince Royce rolls into Mohegan Sun

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

You can rest assured I'LL never forget it. The year was 2011 and People en Espanol published their annual 50 Most Beautiful People issue. I'd had it on good insider information that I was a shoo-in to make the list.At the last...

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Premium Content The Kate welcomes Story, Downing and Ackerman

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 10:55 am

When guitarist Will Ackerman started the Windham Hill record label and signed fellow ax wizard Michael Hedges and pianists George Winston and Liz Story, he basically invented the sonic movement that came to be called New Age.Of course, the...

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Premium Content Scott Weiland plays Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 10:55 am

The On-Again/Off-Again Druggie Saga has long been a transfixing storyline in the world of the arts. Robert Downey, Jr., Chet Baker. That Lindsay Lohan woman. And Pete Doherty of The Libertines. Dude, you've done so much dope your teeth are...

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Premium Content At Live Lunch Break: Coast Guard Dixieland Band

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 10:55 am

What does the United States Coast Guard have in common with Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Al Hirt, Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard and Sharkey Bonano?Let's think about this. All the individuals listed are from New Orleans, right? Were...

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Premium Content Micky Dolenz in concert at the Wolf Den

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 10:55 am

Micky Dolenz is becoming a regular around here. A Micky timeline, if you please:2006: He plays Pippin's father, King Charlemagne, in Goodspeed Opera House's "Pippin."2011: He and two of the other Monkees - Peter Tork...

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Premium Content Just Joshing: Josh Groban at Mohegan Sun

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 am

It's a tale of two Grobans.

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Will Evans

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

You feel sad and - admit it - a little guilty because maybe you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park. Our guest was Will Evans, a Mystic native now living in Westerly, who reached national fame as the lead...

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Premium Content Hygienic Art Park hosts Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

It's hard to argue with the Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' recipe: take the choicest bits of classic soul, add shredding musicianship and raise-the-tent gospel energy, then put Arleigh Kincheloe out front to seduce with her magical...

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Premium Content Ben Wolfe Quartet plays the Side Door Jazz Club

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

When you discuss the finest traditional - that is to say, upright - jazz bassists who ever plucked four strings on our planet, first-ballot dudes would include Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Paul Chambers, Charlie Haden and...

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Premium Content La Grua Center hosts the Executive Session

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In pubs throughout Ireland and the UK, nightly jam sessions occur exploring and intermingling centuries' worth of folk music styles. On Saturday, the Executive Session - pianist Glenn Hardy, percussionist Mance Grady and flutist...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break to feature Will Evans

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Westerly resident and Mystic native Will Evans is today's musical guest in The Day's "Live Lunch Break" concert series. The show takes place at noon in New London's Hygienic Art Park.Evans, the longtime vocalist/drummer for the...

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Premium Content The Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert marks its 20th year

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

When Eva Franchi was organizing the first concert in honor of her late husband - the renowned romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, who succumbed to brain cancer in 1990 - she was, naturally, nervous."I thought if we had 400 people or 300, I...

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Premium Content Yanni plays Foxwoods

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In 2003, I attended a sold-out three-hour concert by Greek composer Yanni and afterwards wrote of the experience in this newspaper: "I felt like one of those maple-glazed hams corporate executives hand out as holiday bonuses."Hey, people...

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Premium Content 'Voice' alums play Wolf Den

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Team Blake takes over the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den this week. The Swon Brothers take the stage Friday, followed by Danielle Bradbery on Sunday.Oh, and then Cassadee Pope turns up next Thursday, Aug. 28.Somewhere, Blake Shelton must be...

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Premium Content Foxwoods hosts the Isley Brothers

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

You think the Rolling Stones have been around a long time? Well, yes, they have. Recording for 50 years by my count.But the Isley Brothers, who formed in 1954 and charted their first hit, "Shout," in 1959, are pushing into...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Josi Davis and Hot Damn!

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Do you feel sad because you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park? We featured Josi Davis and Hot Damn! - which includes drummer David Brensilver and bassist Dan Solomons. Fortunately, we archive all...

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Not so lonely: Jack Antonoff spins off from fun.

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 5:19 pm

Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun., but he's recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham.

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Premium Content Uproar tour busts loose at Mohegan Sun

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Skillet is a Christian rock band from Tennessee. Boston's Godsmack is led by an actual witch - Sully Erna - whose best song is called "Voodoo" and is about, well, voodoo. Pop Evil enjoy a vaguely Satan-worshippy name but are actually religious...

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Premium Content Austin Mahone in concert at Foxwoods

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Did you know it's possible to post an online video of yourself covering a Justin Bieber song - and then score a major label recording contract? Well, it at least happened to someone named Austin Mahone, an 18-year-old new superstar from San...

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Premium Content David Nail is here, there and everywhere

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Fans of country singer-songwriter David Nail, rejoice. You have twice the chance to see him around here this week. He gives a concert tonight at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den and then performs Friday at the Washington County Fair in Rhode Island,...

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Premium Content Blue skies ahead for Jesse Terry

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 6:09 pm

The idea of "home" has been, until recently, a bit of an abstract concept for singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. Given the ever-evolving state of the music business and the decline of album sales/royalty-generated income, Terry spent the...

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