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Trent Reznor contemplates the future, the road

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:30 pm

Trent Reznor is in a race with technology, from the way he presents his music to fans on the road to how he approaches his job as chief creative officer at Beats Electronics.

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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 10:20 am

GENEVA (AP) _ Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and "70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

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Premium Content Disc tip: "Platinum"

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Miranda Lambert

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Premium Content Road trip tip: An Evening with Procol Harum

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

Friday, Ridgefield Playhouse

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Premium Content The Baseball Project return to the Hygienic

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

One of the tremendous things about the sport of baseball is its ability to inspire a sort of fanaticism that could result in a band like The Baseball Project - several big-shot musical pals who formed a side project act to write and play songs...

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Premium Content Mohegan Sun welcomes Sarah McLachlan

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

As a Professional Writer About Music (PWAM), I always dread it when Sarah McLachlan comes to town or releases a new album.This has nothing to do with whether I enjoy her music - I love the Grammy award-winning "Building a Mystery," for...

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Premium Content Rockabilly double-bill at 33 Club

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

The folks who play and enjoy rockabilly are almost cult-like in their enthusiasm of the admittedly infectious form - and their pack-like mentality is all part of the fun.To become initiated, head Friday to the 33 Club in New London for a...

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Hilary Hahn: A star turn at URI

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

When first we saw Hilary Hahn, she was a mere stripling of a 15-year-old performing Prokofiev at Summer Music in Waterford. It was a revelation. She was a commanding presence as a teenager, and you could sense what was coming ... Now, at...

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Premium Content Justin Timberlake sings at Mohegan Sun

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Justin Timberlake comes to Mohegan Sun Arena for a concert on Friday ... and then returns to do the same on Dec. 13.Much better than the usual two-night stand that happens one night after the next, right? There's time for local fans...

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Premium Content Adam Lambert leads Queen at Mohegan Sun

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Yes, I'll take a bow. Way back when Adam Lambert made his early appearances as a contestant on "American Idol," I announced on the record that he was an ideal fit for the band Queen.It'd be a tough gig - how does anyone replace...

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Premium Content Cabaret & Performance Conference kicks off at O'Neill

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

John McDaniel's second year heading up the O'Neill Center's Cabaret & Performance Conference boasts some significant names - most famously, Broadway luminary Betty Buckley - and an entertainingly wide range of artists.This event, which...

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Dave Grohl brings rock n’ roll touch to TV tour

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 5:39 pm

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour.

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Brooks’ music coming to digital via his own site

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Vince Thompson & Friends

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 6:21 pm

So you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park with Americana singer/songerwriter Vince Thompson & (his all-world musical) Friends - guitarist/vocalist Bob Metzger, drummer Steve Peck and standup bassist Lou...

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Premium Content The James Hunter Six in concert at Knickerbocker

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

The New Yorker being, well, The New Yorker, anyone favorably profiled therein is going to reach a new audience.That's presumably true for James Hunter, the British soul singer-songwriter who was indeed favorably featured in the magazine...

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Premium Content Damien Dempsey performs at Hanafin's

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Irish music hero Damien Dempsey is in the U.S. touring behind a newly released "Best Of" album. If some of us Americans aren't aware that Dempsey even had any hits, well, that's how the music world sometimes works. The great ones are often...

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Premium Content Maxwell sings at Foxwoods

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In the early '90s, as he was establishing himself as a post-soul/R&B singer-songwriter in New York City, Maxwell was described by a writer in Vibe magazine as "the next Prince."While, in truth,...

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Premium Content Jake Owen in concert at Mohegan Sun

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

A year and a half ago, in a review I wrote of a concert by country star Jason Aldean in the Mohegan Sun Arena, I included the following paragraph about support act Jake Owen:"Watch out for Jake Owen. Already on the cusp of his own...

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Premium Content Michael Bublé returns to Mohegan Sun

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

The voice: Croon and swoon? Michael Bublé has that down pat. The silky-voiced, standards-singing smoothie can make any song sounds plush and sophisticiated. In concert, he also wields a frisky sense of humor - funny, funny guy.

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Premium Content Foxwoods welcomes "The Voice" tour

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Some of the most popular contestants from past seasons of "The Voice" have joined up for a national concert tour that stops Saturday at Foxwoods.Leading the line-up are the most recent seasons' winners, Josh Kaufman and Tessanne...

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Premium Content So Percussion and Man Forever play the Hygienic

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 2:39 pm

The line of delineation is very pronounced. You're either a drum solo person or, when the drum solo starts, you race out to get a beer so you can wash down some aspirin.

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Time apart strengthens bluegrass trio Nickel Creek

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 2:36 pm

The trio of musicians in Nickel Creek grew up performing together, but ultimately it was the nearly seven years spent concentrating on their own separate musical interests that made returning the stage together all the more exciting.

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Premium Content Montville singer Alexis Buck gets gig at Comix

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 2:36 pm

Not only does Montville native Alexis Buck have a great summer job performing her own music, but she's also guaranteed to learn how to efficiently shut down any potential hecklers in the future. Starting tonight, Buck, 21 and a business major at...

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Premium Content Katy Perry roars at Mohegan Sun

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:54 pm

After Katy Perry met Hillary Clinton at a Clinton booksigning of "Hard Choices," the singer said on Instagram: "I told hillaryclinton that I would write her a 'theme' song if she needs it."

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Premium Content John Mellencamp in concert at Mohegan Sun

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:54 pm

John Melon-Cougarcamp is returning to the area! The meat/potatoes/heartland rocker is out on a summer tour that anticipates the scheduled autumn release of his first new album in several years, "Plain Spoken." As with his...

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