Lord Huron and the New Frontiersmen

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Davy Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Ben Schneider… Perhaps that last name doesn’t have quite the same heroism attached to it as the others, but it ought to. Schneider – better known as Lord Huron – is a modern-day journeyman engaged in his own Manifest Destiny. Hailing from Michigan and settling in the Wild West of Los Angeles, the folk musician seems to come from a time before fast cars and social media. His world –... READ MORE

What's Brewing with Win Butler?

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry With the temperatures dropping and snow battering much of the States, a nice cup of Joe sounds awfully good. Those warm aromas enrich the soul, just like music. You get the best of both worlds when artists lend their names to a signature brew. Win Butler of Arcade Fire is the latest musician with beans on the brain, and this one’s for a worthy cause. Let’s drink to Butler’s blend, as well as other notable... READ MORE

Going It Alone - 10 Essential Solo Albums

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   The Smiths’ nimble guitarist, Johnny Marr, recently announced a new solo album, Playland, for release Oct. 7 on Warner Bros. His majestic work in and out of the confines of the marvelous mod group the Smiths is testament to the wide-ranging talents of many a musician. Sometimes an artist usually amid the ranks of his famous band might feel stifled by the requisite sound that outlet is best known for. So when he or she... READ MORE