All articles by Brian Golden

Wintertime Events

There is much to enjoy as the midwinter weather hangs on.

The holiday season has come and gone, and with spring more than two months away, it's far too easy to let frigid temperatures, less-than-ideal driving conditions and snow-covered driveways and sidewalks bring one down with a case of the midwinter blues. Sure, some people eagerly embrace the frosty conditions and the opportunities such conditions offer: Skiing (cross country and/or downhill), snowmobiling and ice fishing immediately spring to mind. Yet others, such as myself, are more inclined to hunker down, preferably indoors, with a cup of hot chocolate, a warm blanket and a good book.

Another Blues Brother

Chicago bluesman Nick Moss returns to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Hard-driving, relentless, inspired and never generic in nature, Nick Moss' 2011 Blue Bella Records release, Here I Am, offers listeners an opportunity to enjoy the Chicago guitarist's continued evolution as he prepares a return to the stage of the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 9:30 p.m.