Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:22

Guitarist Pat Metheny set for the CCA

Legendary jazz musician to play the Collins Center on Jan. 15

Published in Music
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:35

Big names highlight January music releases

The film industry considers January and February to be “dump months” – a release time for movies not anticipated to be critical or commercial successes. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 13:11

Thoughts on 2017’s Rock Hall inductions

Back in the Oct. 26 edition of The Maine Edge, I made a prediction about the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Out of 19 nominees selected, we were told that only five would actually be inducted during ceremonies next April. As it turns out, six names made the cut with a seventh added in a special category.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 13:07

2016’s best music – A Top 10

From Bowie and Prince to Merle and Maurice, music fans experienced a staggering number of painful losses in 2016. Surprisingly, the album - and music in general - seems to be more alive than ever. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:37

JEMP Radio: Phish (and more) for fans; by fans

At this moment, in a modest radio studio on the coast of Maine, computer servers are connecting listeners around the world to music by the band Phish and related artists.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:29

The best-selling Christmas records of all-time

I reserve an inordinately large space in my heart for most Christmas music. From traditional evergreen standards to more recent entries in the holiday music field, there is something magically warming about Christmas music. We all have our favorites but what are the biggest-selling Christmas songs and albums ever released? You might be surprised. 

Published in Style
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:12

Ian Hunter talks Mott the Hoople and David Bowie

What do you do when you’re one of rock’s most consistent artists and have recorded one of the finest records of your career when few are paying attention? You put it out anyway and hope it finds an audience. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:05

Album review: Neil Young's 'Peace Trail'

Is there no one around Neil Young with the giblets to tell him that his new songs are not very good?  It would seem that way. 

Published in Music

Anyone who has seen Chris Ross and The North at one of their live shows should not be surprised that the group has just put together a hilarious video announcement for their upcoming album.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:36

The Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’

For the 25th studio record of their career, The Rolling Stones have finally made good on their decades-long promise to record a real blues album. 

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