It doesn't get more real than this

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby. That’s what Marvin Gaye told Tammi Terrell in their upbeat R&B single released in 1968. Sure, he was talking about love, but that little line h ...

Austin Landers: He has the music in him

Earlier this week, I caught up with Austin Landers for a little Q&A. If you haven’t heard Austin play music, then maybe you recognize his name from one of his other gigs. This cool cat host ...

Skippin' the cookies 'n' Netflix

Ahh, weekends. Those little two-day breaks that most of us in the workforce await with the same anticipation I experience during Girl Scout cookie season. Even if you love your work like I do, there&r ...

Legendary musicians in our backyard

A couple of weekends ago, I took my faithful dog, Atticus, to the beach for the very first time. He rode shotgun and I drove the back roads; it was the perfect road trip. Around the time we entered Ja ...

We are family

There's a music tradition in my family, an important one that I like to think exists among families everywhere, in which an older family member forces a younger family member to listen to their favori ...

A good start to new year

When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, I’d imagine the sheer determination of their spirits was all that really let them survive the stingi ...

Pope & Bert blend as well as a Cape Cod

Every now and then, when I least expect it, I hear a song or find a great new musician that blows me away. The magic hit me once when I was 11 years old and discovered an album by Patsy Cline; it happ ...

Jackson Station meets Asian on Waller Avenue

It's been rainy and gray in the Lakelands for what seems like about six years now. Yeah, I know it's only been a couple of weeks. But the weather lately has been about as uplifting as an episode of th ...

A country feeling in the city

I braved the chilly weather last Friday night and stepped out of the house to hear some music at Howard's on Main -- no surprises there, I know. I had come out to listen to a musician I'd never heard ...

Lounging with an Old-Fashioned and good sax

I had the pleasure of relaxing in the Fox & Hound Lounge last Wednesday to catch a performance by Steven Galloway, a local saxophonist who is adding a touch of jazz to the local music scene. The F ...

JBB, sushi and more await just around the corner

I caught a performance by Jake Bartley and Matt Miller last Sunday at Uchi E, a lively spot nestled among area businesses on Waller Avenue in Greenwood. A night out for Uchi’s Thai, Korean and J ...