Alan Sculley

Alan Sculley has operated his music feature service, Last Word Features, for more than 25 years. His music features and reviews have appeared in more than 100 daily newspapers, alternative weeklies and entertainment publications.
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Interview: Is Arts Fest Headliner Andy Frasco Growing Up?

Could it be that Andy Frasco is maturing? He’s returned to touring and Utah fans at this year’s Utah Arts Festival can expect Andy Frasco and the U.N. to still bring the...

Third Eye Blind Headlines Ampitheaters Across the US This Summer

Twenty-seven years ago, Third Eye Blind blasted onto the music scene with a self-titled album that went six-times platinum and included the enduring alternative rock hits “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Graduate,” “How’s It Going...

Taking Back Sunday Makes a Stylistic Leap with New Album ‘152’

Taking Back Sunday’s new album, “152,” may be a turning point for the long-running alternative rock band. In reshaping the energetic emo/indie rock sound that was established on the band’s popular 2002...

Singer-Songwriter Sarah Jarosz Finds Inspiration and Grit in Nashville

Great artists are never satisfied with staying in one place creatively and tend to find ways to challenge and push themselves. Feel free to put singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz in that category. It would...

Interview: Grace Potter will Rock the Eccles

In our interview, Grace Potter tells how a decision to move back to her childhood home in Vermont shook up her world and prompted her to embark on three road trips by herself, treks that put her on the road to creating her stirring new album “Mother Road.” She shares some of the discoveries she had about herself and life along the way and how they grew into an album of character-driven story songs that blend fiction and facts and offer glimpses into her personality and life.

Chicago Band Wilco Reflect on their Upcoming Album Release ‘Cousin’

Having just returned from a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe, Nels Cline was preparing for an unusual undertaking for his band, Wilco, when he called for a mid-September interview. “We are actually...

Interview: Pixies Reflect on Their Alt-Rock Legacy Ahead of Kilby Block Party

There’s no mistaking the blunt force melody of the Pixies, as singular a sound as ever committed in seven decades of rock n’ roll. Formed in Boston by college pals in the...

Album Review: Dawes’ ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’

If you want to know how the current Dawes album, “Misadventures of Doomscroller,’ is different from the band’s previous seven albums, think about comparing Frank Zappa to the Rolling Stones or R.E.M. “I...

Alan Sculley

Alan Sculley has operated his music feature service, Last Word Features, for more than 25 years. His music features and reviews have appeared in more than 100 daily newspapers, alternative weeklies and entertainment publications.