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When you've been parodied on both "Saturday Night Live" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," but you've also marked 50-plus years in the music business, you've done something amazing. Such is the case with Blue Oyster Cult, who were the focal point of one of the most legendary sketches in the history of Saturday Night Live ("More Cowbell").   Read More >>
Two newly announced shows this week bring the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series lineup into double figures in terms of number of shows, with more announcements expected in the coming weeks.   Read More >>
With more than 160 acts playing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., this weekend and next weekend, determining who to see can be a little overwhelming, even before set-time conflicts come into play and the final YouTube schedule is announced -- yes, you can live-stream it!   Read More >>
Lowell Memorial Auditorium hosts one of the most popular singers of the Portuguese fado style on Saturday, April 20, with "Sounds of Portugal, An Evening of Fado Music with Mariza." Mariza (born Mariza do Reis Nunes but known simply by her first name) has sold more than a million records and broke big with her first album, 2001's "Fado em Mim.   Read More >>
Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot celebrated his 80th birthday onstage in his Canadian hometown of Orillia, Ontario, playing his 80th show of 2018 as part of a seven-night run he says he'd agreed to do months in advance.   Read More >>
Take all the reality-show and game-show contestants out of the mix as they are all fame-chasers looking for quick paydays and some notoriety. For everyone else who has ever picked up a guitar, jotted down lyrics or sang into a microphone, they did it as an artist who wanted to express themselves musically.   Read More >>
Chris Hersch, above, and the MoonRaiders play Riverwalk in Nashua, N.H., on Thursday, April 4. The Moon Raiders are a western swing band that combine the most exciting and dance-floor-ready parts of swing jazz, rock 'n' roll, country and truck-driving music.   Read More >>
For about four years, from the 2013 release of "Holy Fire" well past the 2015 album, "What Went Down," the English indie-rock band Foals toured almost nonstop, drummer Jack Bevan says, leaving him and his bandmates worn to the bone by the time they left the road for home as 2016 came to a close.   Read More >>
Tanglewood solidified its 2019 lineup of popular artists with the recent announcement that nine-time Grammy winners Earth, Wind & Fire will return to the Koussevitzky Music Shed stage in Lenox. EWF will play Friday, June 28.   Read More >>
Just weeks before Muse was to kick off its "Simulation Theory World Tour," the band gave fans a sneak peek via social media at how the stage show would look.   Read More >>


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