Author Archive for Alan Sculley

Things are ‘bopping’ along for Hanson brothers

Things are ‘bopping’ along for Hanson brothers

Everything may seem just fine in the world of Hanson these days — and things are going reasonably well for the trio of brothers these days.

The Dave Matthews band is in a ‘good place’

The Dave Matthews band is in a ‘good place’

In an interview with “Rolling Stone” magazine in August 2012, Dave Matthews created a major stir with fans with quotes that some interpreted as signs that the band’s days together might be numbered.

Buddy Guy still has the blues

Buddy Guy still has the blues

Buddy Guy’s new release, “Rhythm & Blues,” is a rarity in an era where EPs and singles are becoming popular formats to release new music. It’s a double album, 22 all-new tracks deep.

The ‘Kids’ are going through growing pains

The ‘Kids’ are going through growing pains

Cold War Kids fans will know that things were different for the band in making its new CD, “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts,” because of a significant lineup change — with guitarist Jonnie Russell being replaced by Dann Gallucci.

Chris Isaak is bringing back the ‘50s his way

Chris Isaak is bringing back the ‘50s his way

Chris Isaak has known for a long time that he wanted to do a CD of his versions of songs by the early rock and roll artists that inspired his own music.

Shining light on Ellie Goulding

Shining light on Ellie Goulding

When the title song to Ellie Goulding’s first album, “Lights,” took off, reaching number two on “Billboard” magazine’s all-format Hot 100 chart (and topping four other charts) this past August, it created a situation that can have a daunting side effect for an artist — expectations for what comes next.

Fitz and the Tantrums get unique

Fitz and the Tantrums get unique

When Fitz and the Tantrums arrive at the Del Mar Racetrack for a show June 26, chances are the six band members won’t be caught off guard; at least not the way they were when headlining opportunities started coming their way after the August 2010 release of the band’s debut album, “Pickin’ Up ThePieces.”