As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
Plenty of musicians have impressive back catalogs and prestigious songbooks to their credit. But the exalted 50 year oeuvre of Sir Paul McCartney is something else. He's bringing a fraction of those celebrated songs to a sold-out Target Field on Saturday night, for the first full-stadium rock 'n' r ... More >>
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On their new album Tombstone Bullets, The Cavalier Crooks have produced an album that grabs hold with dusty, writhing fingers, and won't let go. It's rare to find a band that manages to wholly inhabit a different degree than the masses, and even rarer to find one that makes music in that place tha ... More >>
U of M officials are taking a page out of the anti-smoking playbook to combat campus binge drinking.A new series of posters makes the point that friends can help their more-drunk friends avoid some of the worst possible consequences of slamming back a few tee many martoonies.One poster shows a co ... More >>
Dust off your vinyl copies of Led Zeppelin IV and crank up "Stairway To Heaven," for the most commercially successful album in Zep's storied history turns 40-years-old today. The album, which never technically received a title from the band (hence all the various fan generated titles for the albu ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
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