October 1, 2014
"On the same day he performed a “secret show” at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, his alma mater, pop icon Neil Diamond announced a North American tour, which includes a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m."

Neil Diamond Is Coming To Mohegan Sun

October 1, 2014
"You might see a certain famous composer grabbing slices of New Haven’s famous pizza later this month."

Composer John Adams Returns To Yale For Week-long Residency

October 1, 2014
"All 12 tracks of Danish quartet Iceage’s new album, “Plowing Into the Field of Love,” are available to preview on YouTube. The album comes out next Tuesday, Oct. 7, on Matador Records."

Stream Iceage’s New Album, “Plowing Into the Field of Love”

September 30, 2014
setlistschematics:

Roggae, 9/30/00. Listen: http://bit.ly/YK15PR

setlistschematics:

Roggae, 9/30/00. Listen: http://bit.ly/YK15PR

September 30, 2014
"Like so many jazz pianists before him, Cuban musician Harold López-Nussa discovered electricity on his third album, “New Day,” using it to project otherworldly, fuzzed-out lead lines on “Fantasmas en Caravana” while comping on the acoustic piano."

Cuban Rhythms Of Harold Lopez-Nussa At Side Door

September 29, 2014
"U.K. singer-songwriter David Gray first invaded mainstream American airspace in 2000, when “White Ladder,” an album he’d recorded two years earlier, suddenly exploded, buoyed by acoustic-rock anthems-in-waiting like “Babylon” and “Sail Away” (and backed by Dave Matthews’ then-new ATO label). Gray’s sound, rooted in folk-rock but usually involving effect-massaged acoustic instruments balanced out by electronically inspired grooves, finds echoes in the music of James Blake, James Blunt and Bon Iver — even LeAnn Rimes, who joined Gray onstage during the tour opener in Phoenix."

British Pop Crooner David Gray Explores The Quiet Side

September 26, 2014
"Earlier this week, Hartford native Royal (Tyshawn Gillespie) released “Chandeliers Castle View,” a new album that’s available on iTunes and the Google Play store (yes, there is one of those)."

Watch “Vintage Portrait,” A New Video By Hartford Hip-Hop Artist Royal

September 26, 2014
"Jeff and Spencer Tweedy released “Sukierae,” their debut album as Tweedy, last Tuesday. They’ve started touring and will be at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass. tomorrow night. (I interviewed Spencer about the album and tour; read the interview here.)"

Watch Tweedy’s New Video For “Low Key,” Directed By Nick Offerman

September 26, 2014
"Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich announced that a new album called “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” will be distributed “using a new version of BitTorrent,” according to a Nasty Little Man press release."

New Thom Yorke Album To Be Distributed Via BitTorrent

September 25, 2014
"Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band announced a tour in support of a new album, “Ride Out,” which becomes available on Oct. 14, Rolling Stone reports."

Ain’t It Funny How Bob Seger Keeps Returning To Connecticut

September 25, 2014
"Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died on this day in 1980. He was only 32 years old. That just seems crazy now."

Listen to Led Zeppelin Performing Live in New Haven in 1970

September 25, 2014
"Neil Young can perform alone, backing himself only with an acoustic guitar, piano or organ. Or he can do the Crazy Horse rock-band thing. Our ears are pretty used to hearing both formats."

Neil Young Records “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” With A 92-Piece Orchestra and Choir

September 24, 2014
"The Connecticut Guitar Society welcomes formidable guitarist Diego Figueiredo to Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($25 for members)."

Watch Brazilian Guitarist Diego Figueiredo Tear It Up

September 24, 2014
"Citing “a severe case of pneumonia,” Grammy-winning pianist and singer Diana Krall has cancelled all of her upcoming fall tour dates, including a Dec. 3 show at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, according to a Live Nation press release. Krall will also postpone the release of “Wallflower,” a new album, until 2015."

Battling Pneumonia, Diana Krall Cancels Fall Tour And Postpones Album Release

September 24, 2014
"A few years ago, Dawn of Midi — pianist Amino Belyamani, upright bassist Aakaash Israni and percussionist Qasim Naqvi — rehearsed, recorded and mixed a full version of what became “Dysnomia,” their highly acclaimed 2013 album."

The Meditative Dance Music Of Dawn Of Midi

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