Anecdotes from Kris Kristofferson’s life speak volumes about his diverse talents. With Kristofferson, tiny moments have this way of unfolding into other tales from a life almost too packed with adventure and accomplishment to be real. For instance, he wrote “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” one of his most popular, achingly romantic numbers, [...]
Pop success can no longer be determined by the Billboard charts alone. Now, to find out who’s really doing big things, you need to check out which albums Starbucks is plugging, who is racing up the iTunes charts, or what artist is finding regular work via primetime television. By these new, Internet age standards, Ingrid Michaelson is Britney Spears.
By seamlessly incorporating the infectious basslines and dancefloor ready rhythms of disco into their Latin pop tunes, Venezuelan group Los Amigos Invisibles is reminding us that maybe polyester leisure suits were the only reason we wanted disco dead.
Quitting a band like Drive-By Truckers does not make for the easiest road. Jason Isbell, though, is trouncing the odds with his gifts as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.
At least one reggae-etc. band is blowing up Erie (and the surrounding area) with grooves and a positive message of global harmony. They go by the name of One World Tribe, and on June 7 they’ll preach in Pittsburgh, showering Three Rivers Arts Festival patrons with funky rhythms, luminous vocal harmonies and lyrics brimming over with hope.
For the second year running, Three Rivers Arts Festival pays tribute to the cultural Mecca that is New Orleans by bringing to Pittsburgh another exciting musical act from the land of Mardi Gras, the birthplace of jazz.
Thanks to everyone who commented on our 2010 headline music announcement. We love to hear about what Festival fans want to see, and wish that we had three month’s worth of stage time (and budget!) to bring every one of the bands you mentioned to Pittsburgh. We definitely pay attention to what you say as [...]
From their liberal show-taping policy to their near-constant road journal updates on their website, Guster invites their fans to participate in the success of the band. Only a band with both feet firmly planted on the ground could maintain such a positive relationship with their fans.
Once a punk guitarist, now hailed as the “godfather of modern country rock,” Escovedo has the kind of winding story we seldom encounter in the Internet age of music.
Get ready for 10 days of rock, country, blues, folk and dancing in the grass!