The Rembrandts have a new album and plans to tour in early 2020. The new songs are strong; each one is rooted in the jangly style the duo is known for, but also drenched in near-mint harmonization.

Janiva Magness is an artist adept at playing many roles. Her chief endeavor is that of blues chanteuse and keeper of the flame for the legends who lived those songs and travelled our country’s dusty trails. She’s also a published author and passionate advocate for at-risk children. 

While the temperatures outside are dropping, the volume of entertainment events is rising. This afternoon, First Baptist Church of Oxford is on tour as part of the Oxford Historic Church Tour. On Nov. 3, Lakeview Baptist Church welcomes visitors into their sanctuary to see 12 lovely stained …

On a night characterized with dark skies and near biblical rain, the difference inside the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham on Monday couldn’t have more striking. Bastille and indie rocker cohorts Joywave electrified with a jaunty show that disproved the notion that technology is slowly killi…

Susto is a group that sounds like a gem you’ve found deep in your father’s LP collection. Each song has a lived-in, dusty feel that adds up to a timeless classic in album form. The South Carolina band’s roots are distinctly Southern, while the lyrics wouldn’t sound out of place on a Jackson …

Cowboy Mouth and their enigmatic leader, Fred LeBlanc, will be in Bessemer at Hangarfest on Oct. 5. Their appeal has always been their raucous live show and Fred’s pile driver personality. He’s always been one of the more magnetic people in the music business. I’ve interviewed him in the pas…

Hearing music has more advantages than people realize. It can motivate exercise, decrease anxiety, aid sleeping patterns and generate creative solutions. As members of the Bienville Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution learned recently, music is also useful in bringing history to life.  

Since there’s a big ol’ story about Ken Burns’ new “Country Music” PBS series on this page over there to my left (your right), I thought maybe we could play a game of country music trivia. Here are 10 questions, with answers at the bottom.

Hearing is one thing; really listening is another. Listen closely to the music at next week’s Foothills Piano Festival recital to imagine the images the composers created with their style, and pay close attention to the plot of “Matilda” when the CAST community theater production opens Oct. …

The opening strains of “Lit Up” by Buckcherry blistered many radio speakers and CD players in 1997. Many considered that song, with its tip of the hat to early Stones sleaze rock, a thunderbolt from the rock gods.

Art evolves, as it must, in a self-perpetuating cycle that winds and twists within the mind of the artist and current culture. Purists may decry the blurring of genres and strict guidelines that once defined radio playlists and the confines of physical media.

The harvest in the arts is large this summer. Thankfully, the number of laborers is also large. Due to spring planning and planting of new ideas, there’s a lot happening in entertainment, especially in theater — and soon to come in church music outreach. The events are plentiful. Enjoy the feast!

    Country singer Riley Green, who grew up in Jacksonville, now has a major record deal in Nashville, and is touring the world with Brad Paisley. Here's a look back at some of Riley's performances before he made it big.

    “Sudden Opera,” the new album by Pony Bradshaw, is truly a work of art. Every composition stands on its own; each is also a vital piece of quilt work, with not a sign of musical makeweight in the track listing.