Category: Good Times

Collective Soul: Still alive and well at 25

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Collective Soul will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. The group has had a good number of studio albums through the years that have spawned hits like “Shine,” “Gel” and “The World I Know.”…

The countless stories of Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Journalist James Campion had interviewed Counting Crows’ lead singer Adam Duritz a number of times over the years. But after one particularly long interview, Duritz explained in a conversation by phone that Campion told him,…

Camila Cabello: A star is born at the Mohegan Sun Arena

Pop singer Camilla Cabello gave every indication at her July 31 show at the Mohegan Sun Arena that she is poised on the edge of being a star. The former member of Fifth Harmony headlined her first ever arena event,…

Halestorm builds its audience album by album

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Halestorm is one of those bands that followed a time-honored tradition of American bands that have built their ever-expanding fan base one album at a time. The band is going on 20 years and it…

Black Label Society goes that extra mile; Zakk Wylde has a laugh

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you hear what sounds like a pop song being played backwards emanating from Zakk Wylde’s tour bus as it rolls into Connecticut, don’t fret. The guitarist is just coming up with riffs for his…

There’s more to Charlie Puth than meets the eye

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You have to concede that Charlie Puth is one good looking guy. The young girls filling the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 19 clearly thought so. They screamed and cried when the singer stepped on…

Hailee Steinfeld leaves you wanting more

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After listening to Hailee Steinfeld’s singles, watching her videos, and catching her as an opener in 2016 for Meghan Trainor, I already wanted to hear more from the pop singe. She has released an EP,…

Life is but a dream… in ‘Corteo’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Cirque du Soleil has the reputation of being the standard by which all other circuses must be judged. And the quality, skill, and talent of Cirque du Soleil was clearly on display as its show,…

#DateFail = #ComedySuccess

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Kate Quigley’s story of arrested development means laughter for comedy club audiences and podcast aficionados. Quigley comes to Comix at Mohegan Sun starting next Thursday for four performances. One of Quigley’s current projects is…

‘Corteo’ celebrates the best moments of a life

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The basic premise of Cirque du Soleil’s production “Corteo” sounds a bit bleak. The story follows a clown imagining his own funeral. But, according to Cirque performer Erin Cervantes, the show is not about the…