Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: a publicist's pitch gets my attention...
Being a writer and reviewer, I get all kinds of pitches from publicists and record label representatives, most of them clamoring ... More >>
There's no shortage of drinking songs -- here's a list of 360 of 'em -- but not all that many about specific liquors or cocktails. That's sort of odd, considering how alcohol and live music go hand in hand. According to musicologists, drinking songs can be Irish (like Ween's "The Blarney Sto ... More >>
Uh-oh.... What's that loud grumbling sound? New Times is hearing from people who bought tickets to the once-mighty Langerado Music Festival, which was scheduled for March 6 through 8, but abruptly canceled this year. Some music fans say they are not getting refunds they were promised. Would-be ... More >>
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a fe ... More >>