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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 21, 1996
It's funny what sudden success will do to people.After years on the East Coast club circuit, playing bar after bar to little or no acclaim, Hootie & the Blowfish finally made its major-label debut, releasing "Cracked Rear View" in July 1994. Although the album didn't attract much attention at first, the band's solid songwriting, relentless touring and good-guy attitude eventually resulted in regular airplay and steadily accelerating sales.By the spring of '96, more than 13 million copies of "Cracked Rear View" had been sold.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 14, 2004
Inside a posh hotel lounge in downtown Baltimore, the casually dressed guy seated in the middle of the busy room goes unnoticed. But if it were 1995, the presence of Darius Rucker -- his Ray -Ban shades resting on top of his bald head, a wide grin lighting up his ruggedly handsome face -- would have caused pandemonium for sure. Back then, he was the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish, the most ubiquitous rock group of '95. If you didn't hear such smashes as "Let Her Cry" and "Hold My Hand" on pop radio every other minute, then you saw the videos in constant rotation on VH1 and MTV. If you didn't catch the guys on those stations, they were on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show, The Tonight Show.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 23, 1996
It's not easy to be objective about Hootie & the Blowfish.By the time the band's debut album, "Cracked Rear View," hit the 13 million mark, pop fans were either for 'em or ag'in 'em. Those who sided with the 13 million hailed Hootie as the best new band in years, while those opposed believed the Blowfish represented everything that was wrong with rock today. How the music sounded was almost beside the point.So it may be overly optimistic to suggest that "Fairweather Johnson" (Atlantic 82886, arriving in stores today)
ENTERTAINMENT
By SARAH KICKER KELBER | June 3, 2004
Los Lonely Boys / 9:30 Club The three brothers of Los Lonely Boys take the stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington tomorrow at 8 p.m. Nini Camps is also scheduled to perform. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W. Tickets, which are $15, are available through 800-955-5566 or www.tickets.com. Hootie and the Blowfish / Pier Six It's been 10 years since Hootie and the Blowfish became ubiquitous with the release of Cracked Rear View, and the band is still going strong. Wednesday, they are slated to perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 23, 1995
Now that they've had a No. 1 album with "Cracked Rear View," a Top-10 single with "Let Her Cry," and have become a staple of VH1 and MTV, life is different for the guys in Hootie & the Blowfish.People recognize them, for one thing. "It's nothing too crazy, like where we don't go out in public or anything," says drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, over the phone from the band's home base in Columbia, S.C. "But when we walk around as a foursome, I think we've been recognized almost everywhere in America."
ENTERTAINMENT
By SARAH KICKER KELBER | June 3, 2004
Los Lonely Boys / 9:30 Club The three brothers of Los Lonely Boys take the stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington tomorrow at 8 p.m. Nini Camps is also scheduled to perform. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W. Tickets, which are $15, are available through 800-955-5566 or www.tickets.com. Hootie and the Blowfish / Pier Six It's been 10 years since Hootie and the Blowfish became ubiquitous with the release of Cracked Rear View, and the band is still going strong. Wednesday, they are slated to perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | May 23, 1993
Flounder season in Ocean City opened last weekend, and anglers who got up early and caught the high, outgoing tide had the best luck.Rose Leader of York, Pa., landed a 5-pound flounder from the Thorofare area on a live minnow. The fish was weighed in at Rainy Day Canoe, but Delmarva Sport Center weighed in the biggest flounder of the weekend. It went 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was taken by David Taylor of Berlin. He was fishing where several anglers reported good fishing -- in the bay behind Assateague near the airport.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 14, 2004
Inside a posh hotel lounge in downtown Baltimore, the casually dressed guy seated in the middle of the busy room goes unnoticed. But if it were 1995, the presence of Darius Rucker -- his Ray -Ban shades resting on top of his bald head, a wide grin lighting up his ruggedly handsome face -- would have caused pandemonium for sure. Back then, he was the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish, the most ubiquitous rock group of '95. If you didn't hear such smashes as "Let Her Cry" and "Hold My Hand" on pop radio every other minute, then you saw the videos in constant rotation on VH1 and MTV. If you didn't catch the guys on those stations, they were on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show, The Tonight Show.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | January 14, 1996
It is time once again for Ask Mister Language Person, the award-winning column. In this popular feature -- the only language column endorsed by both Hootie and the Blowfish -- we answer your common questions about grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, entomology and the U.S. Tax Code.Today, as is our custom, we will start with our first question, which is:Q: How come you always refer to yourself in the plural?A: We have a huge intestinal parasite.Q: Should people who cannot grasp the difference between "it's" and "its" be allowed to vote?
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 29, 1996
You oughta know who was the big winner at the Grammy Awards last night.Although Seal dominated the major categories, winning both Record and Song of the Year, it was Alanis Morissette who took home the most trophies: Album of the Year, Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song. Hootie & the Blowfish were named Best New Artist.It would be an understatement to say that Morissette's work is not typical Grammy fare. As host Ellen DeGeneres said after "Jagged Little Pill" was named Album of the Year, "I really couldn't imagine going to my parents and playing that song for them.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 23, 1996
It's not easy to be objective about Hootie & the Blowfish.By the time the band's debut album, "Cracked Rear View," hit the 13 million mark, pop fans were either for 'em or ag'in 'em. Those who sided with the 13 million hailed Hootie as the best new band in years, while those opposed believed the Blowfish represented everything that was wrong with rock today. How the music sounded was almost beside the point.So it may be overly optimistic to suggest that "Fairweather Johnson" (Atlantic 82886, arriving in stores today)
NEWS
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 21, 1996
It's funny what sudden success will do to people.After years on the East Coast club circuit, playing bar after bar to little or no acclaim, Hootie & the Blowfish finally made its major-label debut, releasing "Cracked Rear View" in July 1994. Although the album didn't attract much attention at first, the band's solid songwriting, relentless touring and good-guy attitude eventually resulted in regular airplay and steadily accelerating sales.By the spring of '96, more than 13 million copies of "Cracked Rear View" had been sold.
FEATURES
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 29, 1996
You oughta know who was the big winner at the Grammy Awards last night.Although Seal dominated the major categories, winning both Record and Song of the Year, it was Alanis Morissette who took home the most trophies: Album of the Year, Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song. Hootie & the Blowfish were named Best New Artist.It would be an understatement to say that Morissette's work is not typical Grammy fare. As host Ellen DeGeneres said after "Jagged Little Pill" was named Album of the Year, "I really couldn't imagine going to my parents and playing that song for them.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | January 14, 1996
It is time once again for Ask Mister Language Person, the award-winning column. In this popular feature -- the only language column endorsed by both Hootie and the Blowfish -- we answer your common questions about grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, entomology and the U.S. Tax Code.Today, as is our custom, we will start with our first question, which is:Q: How come you always refer to yourself in the plural?A: We have a huge intestinal parasite.Q: Should people who cannot grasp the difference between "it's" and "its" be allowed to vote?
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 23, 1995
Now that they've had a No. 1 album with "Cracked Rear View," a Top-10 single with "Let Her Cry," and have become a staple of VH1 and MTV, life is different for the guys in Hootie & the Blowfish.People recognize them, for one thing. "It's nothing too crazy, like where we don't go out in public or anything," says drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, over the phone from the band's home base in Columbia, S.C. "But when we walk around as a foursome, I think we've been recognized almost everywhere in America."
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | May 23, 1993
Flounder season in Ocean City opened last weekend, and anglers who got up early and caught the high, outgoing tide had the best luck.Rose Leader of York, Pa., landed a 5-pound flounder from the Thorofare area on a live minnow. The fish was weighed in at Rainy Day Canoe, but Delmarva Sport Center weighed in the biggest flounder of the weekend. It went 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was taken by David Taylor of Berlin. He was fishing where several anglers reported good fishing -- in the bay behind Assateague near the airport.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | February 3, 2005
SUPER BOWL ... THUMBS - UP The PGA put on a Super Bowl bash at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass on Tuesday night that featured golfer John Daly performing a surprisingly competent rendition of Bob Dylan's classic "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" with Hootie & the Blowfish. What's next, Vijay Singh dancing Swan Lake? ... OR SUPER BORE? THUMBS - DOWN Several of the cruise ships that will serve as floating hotels this weekend will be moored at cargo docks, well away from the downtown Super Bowl party zone.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009
SUNDAY SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY: Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish comes to town without his Blowfish. Little Big Town, Zac Brown, Keith Anderson, Jason Michael Carroll, Trent Tomlinson and Love & Theft also perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., at noon. Tickets are $40-$75. Go to ticketmaster.com. LA BOHEME: The inspiration for "Rent" gets the cinematic opera treatment by Robert Dornhelm, starring Anna Netrebko as Mimi, Rolando Villazon as Rodolfo and Nicole Cabell as Musetta.
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