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Rooted in blues for 30 years

posted: 10/04/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The 30th edition of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in downtown Helena-West Helena will feature dozens of acts spanning five stages over four days and nearly 30 vendors.

POP NOTES: Lucero's latest paints more mellow picture

posted: 09/15/2015 1:45 a.m. Comment 1

The new Lucero album, All a Man Should Do, doesn't exactly start with a bang. It's more of a slow burn. The first three songs -- the midtempo "Baby Don't You Want Me," the image-laden "Looking for Warren Zevon's Los Angeles" and the mournful "The Man I Was" -- are bathed in acoustic shades of hazy amber and evoke the light and long shadows of a fading fall afternoon.

Drawing on memory

posted: 09/13/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

SOUTHLAND -- In 1981, when he was 40 years old, farmer and timber-cutter Alonzo Ford enrolled in art classes at Phillips County Community College in Helena. He rode his bicycle into town from the Southland farm where he grew up, a round trip of more than 20 miles, to find out all he could about making art.

Listen Up: Whitfield sounds really 'Savage'

posted: 09/01/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Garage-soul howler Barrence Whitfield and his mighty Savages rip their way through this followup to 2013's "Dig Thy Savage Soul" like Ronda Rousey rips through opponents -- with stunning ferocity.

Music: 20 years after split, Techno-Squid says We're Back

posted: 08/13/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Alt-rockers Techno-Squid Eats Parliament have returned and are gearing up to drop their sophomore album, We're Back. What Did We Miss?, with a record release party Saturday at Little Rock's White Water Tavern.

Listen Up: Solo disc by Best a 'Champ'

posted: 08/11/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Slobberbone frontman Brent Best set about working on his solo debut back in 2010 and now, after years fraught with delay ... the record is finally seeing the light of day. The wait was worth it.

On 'Star Wars,' Wilco not quite so far, far away

posted: 08/04/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

I was talking with one of my nephews on a recent Saturday and the conversation, as it often does when we get together, turned to music.

Listen Up: Simone tribute fails to match singer's grit

posted: 07/28/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The late Nina Simone, the fiery and eloquent singer-songwriter and civil rights activist, was a huge talent with a distinctive voice, style and presence.

Listen Up: American in Paris, a la Broadway stage

posted: 06/16/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Original Broadway Cast, An American in Paris, Masterworks Broadway: An American GI and a young French girl fall in love to the songs of George and Ira Gershwin in this Broadway adaptation of the award-winning 1951 film.

Homemade tater tot experiment a golden success

posted: 05/06/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

"Napoleon. Give me some of your tots."



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