The Basilica Block Party has been at the center of an online debate over gay rights this month, as protestors are urging a boycott of the two-day music festival because of the Catholic Archdiocese's strong stance against gay marriage.
Photo by Erik HessKristiam Melom performing at the Southern Songbook in February 2011The music of Kristian Melom, who performs as Minor Kingdom with various members of a rotating backing band, is unexpectedly soft; the sonic equivalent of a drizzly summer evening at dusk, all fuzzy candleligh ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Marc Perlman at the Basilica Block Party in 2009This morning, Cities 97 filled in a few gaps on the schedule for this summer's Basilica Block Party, which was mostly revealed during an extended broadcast last Thursday. In addition to adding Citizen ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonFans at the 2010 Basilica Block PartyYesterday, we joked that if we were going to keep reporting a new summer festival lineup each day until the weather improved -- and hey, waddya know, it's working! Yesterday evening, Cities 97 revealed the lineup for its annual two-night Ba ... More >>
If you've walked the aisles of a TJ Maxx (or any department store) in the past decade or so, you've heard it. Even if many may not recognize his name at first, you're sure to have heard the mainstream, feel-good, chase-after-your-dreams hit song, "Babylon." The year 1998 and every year before tha ... More >>
Caleb Hawley is kind of a big deal these days, not that you would ever know it by looking at him. Born and raised in Hudson, Wisconsin and living in New York City for the past four years, this messy-haired, sweet-blue-eyed guy is as approachable as your favorite bartender, but with enough tal ... More >>