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Premium Content Kathy Kosins and John di Martino play the Garde's Oasis Room tonight

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 1:58 pm

Whichever jazz fan thought to place vocalist Kathy Kosins and pianist John di Martino on the same stage at the same time is a booking visionary.
Both artists are fluidly familiar with the traditional...


Premium Content Erik Lamb release "The Joaquin Dead"

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 1:46 pm

Local rapper Erik Lamb, known and revered not just for his funny-as-hell rhymes but also a blistering ability to freestyle, has recently turned his attention to the recording studio.

In result, he celebrates the release of a new CD,...


Premium Content Paul Brockett Roadshow releases EP

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 1:46 pm

The Paul Brockett Roadshow has long been one of the treasured live bands in New London. For one thing, drummer Meghan Killimade and bassist Dave Anderson comprise a rhythm section that could capably fuel artists ranging from Steve Earle's Dukes...


Premium Content Berklee World Strings offer workshop, concert in Waterford

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 1:46 pm

Berklee College of Music in Boston is, of course, one of the most prestigious music schools in the world.

An ensemble from Berklee is coming to Waterford High School on Saturday, with the players not only performing at night but also...


Prince reaches agreement with music label

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 7:25 pm

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.
Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the...


Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flash Back - Anna Lennard

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 5:25 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 Telegraph record store. We featured Old Lyme's melodic singer-songwriter Anna Lennard.

But it's not too late!...


Premium Content Saturday is Record Store Day

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 9:05 am

Holidays are subjectively enjoyed. Personally, I'm a Halloween guy. You might be an Easter person - and somewhere out there is a kook who goes nuts over Arbor Day.
Can all agree, though, that Record...


Premium Content Here come the Suns: Steve Broderick reflects on his new band

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 3:13 pm

By now, Steve Broderick is a bit of a musical philosopher. At 46, having toured the world as vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and been in several on-the-cusp-of-stardom rock bands, he continues to write, perform and rejoice in the...


Premium Content 33 Club welcomes King Sickabilly & His Full Moon Boys

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

Royalty has always been a bewitching concept. Shakespeare wrote three plays alone just about one king: Henry VI! People magazine published 19 different special issues about Prince William and Princess Kate and their new baby, Lil'...


Premium Content Music tip: "Antiphon"

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:03 pm

For a lot of fairly obvious reasons, most bands who lose their singer can't sustain or even survive. Texas' most excellent Midlake, often compared to Fleet Foxes despite the...


Premium Content Jonah Smith is at the Knick

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

A lot of practiced musicians can do a reasonable job of assimilating their influences, reshuffling the blueprint, and offering up their own serviceable tunes. The magic happens when said artist imbues his or her spark of individuality to...


Premium Content Queensr˙che plays Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

If, like myself, you watch "That Metal Show" with the sort of rigorous devotion we associate with monks singing Vespers, then you know the split between Queensr˙che and iconic vocalist Geoff Tate was not remotely cozy or amicable. In fact,...


Premium Content M-13 leads punk/hardcore line-up at German Club

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 9:07 am

I wish musicians in Christian bands would make up funny names to reflect their personnae the way punk rockers do. "On lead guitar! Please welcome Donny Seraph! On drums! Say hello to Kris Halo!"

Oh, well, someday ...

In the...


Premium Content Local concert considers the ‘dangers’ of opera

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman of Essex present "Opera Is a Dangerous Business" on Sunday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester.


Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band - predictably - turned its honor into a marathon.
The three...


Premium Content Finn's fame is certain, no rock hall required

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 11:51 am

On Thursday night in Brooklyn, that most clownish sham of an organization, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, inducted several folks in their latest class.
None of them was named Neil Finn.


Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - CBYD Trio

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 6:56 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 Telegraph record store. We featured the CBYD Trio, an estimable, hometown jazz outfit featuring bassist Jaime Duquette and...


Premium Content Essex Winter Series goes all-Bach

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 2:52 pm

The Essex Winter Series wraps its 2014 season with a program that's all Johann Sebastian Bach - with instrumental and vocal music, with secular and sacred pieces.

The show takes place Sunday afternoon in Valley Regional High School...


Premium Content Chapman Stick is at The Telegraph

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

If you've never seen or heard a musician play the Chapman Stick, it's high time you had your mind blown.

The Chapman Stick is a member of the guitar family: a fretted instrument with 12 strings. Musicians use the fingers of both...


Premium Content Filthy Still headlines 33 Club show

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

The idea of a "filthy still" - and the liquor that might trickle out of it - is way up there in terms of the world's most retch-inducing images.

(Others might include a closeup of Keith Richards' tongue or the answers to Gwyneth Paltrow's...


Premium Content Sugar Ray Norcia performs at Hanafin's

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

It's weird: there are plenty of pop and rock and country stars who achieve massive success - and find themselves has-beens before they're 25. It's the nature of show business and the image-crafters.

On the other hand, for a Blues...


Premium Content Road trip tip: Neil Finn with Midlake

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

Tonight, Shubert Theater, New Haven
He doesn't like the comparisons but I don't know how else to say it. Neil Finn is the greatest living songwriter in the world not named Paul...


Premium Content We Are Scientists play the Wolf Den

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 5:14 pm

At some point, writing and gigging through the years on the Indie Rock Highway, something odd happened to We Are Scientists.

They became a really excellent power pop band in the tradition of Teenage Fanclub, Fountains of Wayne or dada - all...


Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 9:31 am

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year _ 25 years after he won his first _ and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country...


Kurt Cobain remembered, 20 years after his death

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And Beck thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to the singer-guitarist for opening the world's...


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