Category: Good Times

Two become five

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the beginning, there were two. Then there were three. Now there are five. And The Penniless Wild are making some noise in Hartford this weekend. Originally, the group was a folk duo with Carson…

Focus on the new, not the past

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Entertainment,” the seminal album by pioneering punks Gang of Four, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. And when the group, led by original member Andy Gill, hits the shores of Australia in March, they will be…

Symphony goes for baroque

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the Hartford Symphony Orchestra sounds off the first note at its performances from Jan. 18 to 20, it will be doing something unique for a major symphony. The Connecticut ensemble will be playing music…

Kesha back to having fun

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On her latest album “Rainbow,” pop singer Kesha sings “Don’t let (them) get you down” (slightly paraphrased for a family newspaper). And the New Year’s Eve performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena proved hands down…