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Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers

June 9 • Southgate House Revival

1 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Patterson Hood, one of the most prolific and literate rockers of the last decade, rolls into Newport next week with his eclectic solo band, The Downtown Rumblers.  

Graham Parker Duo with Brigitte DeMeyer

April 12 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Friday, April 6, 2012
 Since releasing his Nick Lowe-produced classic debut, Howling Wind, back in 1976, Graham Parker keeps delivering his vintage brand of spiked lyricism and jangly Pop Rock in potent doses. Thirty-plus years into his dynamic, underrated career, Parker still stands tall among his more commercially successful peers.
  

High Road to Redemption

Steve Earle continues to write one of the best second acts in music history

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sober now for 18 years, Earle has been on fire since cleaning himself up in rehab and prison. In fact, I would stand on Townes Van Zandt’s coffee table and argue that never before has an artist improved to such a degree after getting sober. The second half of his career has seen him release consistently great records.  

'Theatre' Revival

Old 97's infuse latest album with propulsive energy of live shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2011
With last fall’s release of The Grand Theatre Volume One, Old 97’s added yet another twang-fueled burst of Power Pop/Roots music to their illustrious and lengthy career. The Dallas quartet began in 1993 as an AltCountry-styled Indie band, spent time on a major label, got dropped and then rebounded on wide-reaching independent label New West Records.  

Jay Farrar, the Man From Uncle

AltCountry pioneer keeps busy with a wide range of projects

0 Comments · Monday, November 8, 2010
Every once in a while it's good to take a breather, a vacation from our various stress-loads. But Jay Farrar, the longtime Son Volt bandleader, doesn't subscribe to this. How can he? Within the last 15 months, he's released two totally diverse record projects and is now engaged in a nationwide solo tour. He's still on the open road and running with it.   

Music: Jay Farrar

0 Comments · Monday, November 8, 2010
Every once in a while it's good to take a breather, a vacation from our various stress-loads. But Jay Farrar, the longtime Son Volt bandleader, doesn't subscribe to this. How can he? Within the last 15 months, he's released two totally diverse record projects and is now engaged in a nationwide solo tour. He's still on the open road and running with it. Jay Farrar performs at the Southgate House Friday with Jessica Lea Mayfield.  

The Sounds of Science

Andrew Bird continues to soar, inspired by Classical music, science and linguistics

0 Comments · Monday, October 5, 2009
Andrew Bird might not consider himself to be a man out of time, but his renaissance talents and fascination with 19th/early 20th century music forms suggest otherwise. In today's fickle pop culture world, we don't run into many virtuosos these days.   

Social Distortion with The Strangers and Middle Class Rut

Sept. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2009
With music such a commodity these days, it's no surprise that former bands, once popular, are now reuniting in waves. Why not sharpen your chops, comb over the gray hair and hit the lucrative tour circuit again? That's why it's unique to see a band like Social Distortion, who, after 25 years plus in the club trenches, is still taking no prisoners in concert.   

Music: Social Distortion

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2009
With music such a commodity these days, it's no surprise that former bands, once popular, are now reuniting in waves. Why not sharpen your chops, comb over the gray hair and hit the lucrative tour circuit again? That's why it's unique to see a band like Social Distortion, who after 25 years plus in the club trenches, is still taking no prisoners in concert. They play Bogart's at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  

Shake Up the Lineup

Dave Alvin keeps things interesting by switching up tour amalgamations

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In Dave Alvin's world, you're either burning up the highway miles en route to the next show or back home in California trying to figure out which band to take on tour this time next year. The celebrated roots-rocker likes to mix it up on the road.