Music Features

Bigger bang: How Stones brought their love to town
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Days before the official announcement, the closely guarded secret– that the Rolling Stones will play Scott Stadium– was the talk of the town. Until then, concert promoters and university...
Boxed in: Scott's boxes snapped up
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Skybox holders get a bonus this year. They've already paid nearly $60,000 to rent the things– $10,000 for each of six home games on the Cavalier football schedule. Now, they'll get to see a...
Dave joins Mick? All signs point to maybe
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments No matter which town they're in, when the Rolling Stones plug in and play for an audience, there isn't a bigger event in the rock 'n' roll universe that night. But when Mick, Keith, and company play...
Stone groovy: Dish from a 'Bang'-up summer
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Sure, the concerts are the main event on the Rolling Stones tour, but there have been plenty of "sideshows" since the concert was announced in May. Here, plucked from various media sources, are some...
The tour: Bang just gets bigger
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments AUGUST SUN,TUE 8/21,23 Boston Fenway Park *As they kicked off their tour, the Stones joined Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffet as the only musicians to perform a concert at Fenway Park.  FRI 8/...
A bigger bang: This is not Spinal Tap
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Tres Thomas has toured with Madonna, U-2, and Sting. The difference in going on the road with the Rolling Stones? "It's the biggest band in the world," says Thomas, who traveled along on three...
Elusive tunz: Gorillaz sing, but don't exist
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments When last we heard from Gorillaz, the group had just topped every indie chart in the country with an album and video so unusual that it had most people wondering What exactly are the Gorillaz? The...
King Wilkie: Bow when you say that
Published on Oct 28th, 2004
0 comments Published October 28, 2004, in issue 0343 of the Hook King Wilkie and Duende at Starr HillFriday, October 22 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM Oh King Wilkie, how do I love thee? Let me count...
Brass jungle: Trumpets, saxes, tuba = loud!
Published on Mar 11th, 2004
0 comments Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars and Dirty Dozen Brass BandStarr Hill Music HallWednesday, March 3 ...the front of the room turned into a jungle of brass and woodwinds. Four trombones, two trumpets, four...
Memo to The Darkness: Consider vocal downsizing
Published on Feb 12th, 2004
0 comments The DarknessPermission to Land  I think I summed up my feelings on the Darkness late one night a month ago, reclining in my spacious king-size bed, at the end of a long conversation about life,...
Number 3, and counting $-- DMB hits the road
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments It would be news if the Dave Matthews Band were not planning a summer tour. That story isn't going to happen and no one seems happier than Matthews himself. "I'm always fired up to go out with the...
Skipping billies: Dave & Tim show bypasses Charlottesville
Published on Feb 20th, 2003
0 comments Widely thought to be his first solo tour, Dave Matthews' latest performance schedule turns out to be a duo tour with longtime DMB sideman and guitar virtuoso Tim Reynolds. Unfortunately for locals,...
New Year's Dave: Solo, shopping, snagging awards
Published on Jan 9th, 2003
0 comments It was only a matter of time. Dave Matthews is going solo on tour, at least. Matthews isn't digging a grave for his band, just dropping the "B" from DMB for a series of as-yet-unreleased 2003 tour...
Lone Dave: Say it ain't solo
Published on Nov 14th, 2002
0 comments Nancies.org is reporting that the long-rumored Dave Matthews-as-solo-act is taking its first step: Dave is planning a solo tour. According to Nancies, numerous college students have indicated that...
They're #1:Despite lower prices and smaller venues
Published on Sep 26th, 2002
0 comments They're #1  For the last three months, the DMB tour is #1 in North America– and they did it with tickets averaging under $36 each. So says Pollstar editor Gary Bongiovanni, who contrasts...
Ian Mackaye interview
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments Journalists have spilled more than a decade's worth of ink trying to explain Fugazi. Their policy of $5 shows and $10 CDs, their snubbing of mainstream venues and press, and, most notably, their...
“Under Covers”: Singing nancies release DMB tribute album
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments From casual listeners to die-hard Daveheads, DMB fans comprise a corps not seen since the heyday of the KISS Army of the 1970s– whose object of affection also attained superstar status via its...
DMBEAT- "Under Covers" Singing nancies release tribute album
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments From casual listeners to die-hard Daveheads, DMB fans comprise a corps not seen since the heyday of the KISS Army of the 1970s– whose object of affection also attained superstar status via its...
No Grammy
Published on Mar 21st, 2002
0 comments So the Dave Matthews Band came away empty-handed from this year’s Grammy Awards (in its nominated category of "Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal” for “The Space Between”) after...
Bluegrass double latte
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments  “I've actually heard Bluegrass fans say they would rather hear bad bluegrass than good anything else,” Danny Barnes has written. “That's a pretty punk rock thing to say, come to think of it,”...
Jonathan Richman is so confusing
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments   For more on Richman and how he fits into the cult of importance, check out Thomas Fallace’s essay on page 43.—ed. Known for a pair of pop music singularities divided by two decades, the first...
Surfacing ghosts
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments   Faster Than Walking at Miller’s Tuesday, February 12   As we approached the door and noted only a lonely table perched on the raised, coop-like stage in the fishbowl of Miller’s front...