The Beat Archive
Peter Wolf and the rest of his J. Geils Band mates still like to get together every so often and blow your face off.
Commit This to Memory remains the highest-selling album from power-pop quintet Motion City Soundtrack, so it makes sense that the band would want to mark its 10-year anniversary with a tour, performing the album in its entirety.
Perhaps Chip Davis never set out to invent a genre of music, revolutionize and reinvigorate the idea of modern Christmas music, start the largest independent record label in the business, win a Grammy Award and sell a host of records (19 gold, four platinum and nine multiplatinum records among them).
BalletMet Columbus' annual holiday-season production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, and this year the company has a bonus gift to the community at the close of the ballet's run.
The Beat has just one thing to say regarding ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's annual Messiah Sing-Along:
Here's a mental picture for you: Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell is maybe 9 or 10 years old, she's sitting in her bedroom with her record player, spinning the same 45-RPM over and over until she figures out the chords, maybe on the ukulele she's had since she was 4 -- or maybe on her first guitar.