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8 items by Steven Hyden

  • Steve Winwood Kicks Off U.S. Tour

    Steve Winwood Kicks Off U.S. Tour | ARTICLE

    Steve Winwood has had several different careers over the course of nearly 50 years in the music business. He was the boyish blues belter who became a star with the Spencer Davis Group. He was the serious-minded...

    May 12, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • Field Report Set a Course for Breakout Debut

    Field Report Set a Course for Breakout Debut | ARTICLE

    For the most part, Christopher Porterfield is very proud of his friend Justin Vernon, whose band Bon Iver now ranks among the biggest names in indie rock. But Porterfield is only human, and he admits there were...

    May 4, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • The Promise Ring Reunite at Milwaukee's Turner Hall

    The Promise Ring Reunite at Milwaukee's Turner Hall | ARTICLE

    In the realm of Nineties indie-rock revivals, the reunion of Milwaukee emo institution the Promise Ring is neither as contentious as Pavement's nor as unlikely as Neutral Milk Hotel figurehead Jeff Mangum’s sudden return to touring. After...

    February 25, 2012 11:07 AM ET
  • Seth Meyers Skewers Republican Candidates in Stand-Up Comedy Routine

    Seth Meyers Skewers Republican Candidates in Stand-Up Comedy Routine | ARTICLE

    Give this to Seth Meyers: The man has a work ethic. As Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of "Weekend Update," he spends most weeks in the fall, winter and spring inside 30 Rock preparing for...

    October 21, 2011 12:10 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart Brings Hilarious Sanity to Milwaukee Performance

    Jon Stewart Brings Hilarious Sanity to Milwaukee Performance | ARTICLE

    Jon Stewart might be one of our nation's most beloved satirists, but he knows that the business of unpacking the silliness and stupidity of American politics requires the assistance of some very important people. Appearing Saturday night...

    October 2, 2011 1:15 PM ET
  • The Hold Steady Kick Off Tour With Greatest Hits

    The Hold Steady Kick Off Tour With Greatest Hits | ARTICLE

    For a band that works as hard as the Hold Steady – both on the road and in the studio, where the beer-friendly indie outfit has produced five albums in the past seven years – taking four...

    August 25, 2011 3:15 PM ET
  • Bon Iver Kick Off Tour With Magnificent Milwaukee Show

    Bon Iver Kick Off Tour With Magnificent Milwaukee Show | ARTICLE

    To quote the Curtis Mayfield-penned slow jam that slinked out of the P.A. right before he took the stage, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver was determined to give the audience something it could feel last night at...

    July 23, 2011 9:20 AM ET
  • Kid Rock Kicks Off Brash, All-American Tour

    Kid Rock Kicks Off Brash, All-American Tour | ARTICLE

    What's more patriotic than spending the night before Independence Day with Kid Rock in the bosom of America's heartland? Perhaps a concert by Lynyrd Skynyrd (with original singer Ronnie Van Zandt) on an aircraft carrier...

    July 4, 2011 11:35 AM ET
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