Erin McKeown wrote the songs on her new EP “According to Us” long before “Hamilton” writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered his “love is love is love is love” sonnet-by-way-of-acceptance-speech at the Tony Awards this month. But the sentiment is the same.
Joan Holliday first invited me to do the “Best New Song of the Week” spot with her on WRSI-FM (93.9) in early 2012 — our inaugural Best New Song, in fact, was “Show Me the Place” from Leonard Cohen’s “Old Ideas.” We haven’t hit every single week since then, but we’ve done pretty well over the past four and a…
Inspired by John Oliver’s brilliantly constructed takedown of Donald Trump on “Last Week Tonight,” Connecticut musicians Dave Schneider and Tim Walsh called themselves Last Beat Tonight and wrote and recorded “Mr. Drumpf,” a new song mocking the probable Republican nominee for president.
Two things that tend not to sit well with me: band names that are puns, and funk-jazz-rock hybrids, which too often signal that the music is mostly just tedious jamming (or is that redundant?). Phonosynthesis, then, comes to the plate with two strikes already: the Hartford quartet is a funk-jazz-rock band with a punny name.
There’s something oddly comforting about the news today that Jack White will appear on the season finale of “The Muppets.” Who even knew “The Muppets” had season finales?
Sooner or later, Death is coming. We all know it. Matt Silberstein just seems more aware than most in the Salvation Alley String Band’s stylish new video for “The Merciless Scythe of Time.”
This one has been a long time in the making: Miracle Legion is coming home. After reuniting to play a handful of U.K. gigs this summer, the New Haven indie legends will warm up for their overseas trek with their first Connecticut show in nearly 20 years July 16 in the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.