Friday Dec 6
They came in like a wrecking ball?
Nice piece in the New Yorker about an incredibly active group of session musicians in the 1960s and 70s who called themselves "The Wrecking Crew": If you've heard the Crystals , Jan and Dean , Paul Revere and the Raiders , Simon and Garfunkel , the Association , the Mamas and the Papas , Frank Sinatra , the Monkees , Herb Alpert , Nancy Sinatra , ... (more)
The Session Musicians Who Dominated Nineteen-Sixties Pop
You know the Wrecking Crew, even if you don't think you do. The loosely affiliated assembly of musicians, which included the session drummer extraordinaire Hal Blaine , the bassist and guitarist Carol Kaye , the guitarist Tommy Tedesco, and dozens of other musicians , dominated American popular music in the nineteen-sixties, first as the group of ... (more)
New Arcada shows a blast from the past
The Arcada Theatre, at 105 E. Main St., in St. Charles, has announced upcoming shows for its 2014 season.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Is as Much Setup as Treat
It says something that two of the biggest sensations in young adult literature over the past 10 years have featured heroines who keep more than one guy on the line at a time.
Q&A with Mike Love of The Beach Boys
On Friday night, Bovard Auditorium went back in time to the 1960s as the The Beach Boys brought a surf-rock party to the stage as part of Trojan Family Weekend.