| Nov 22, 2011
They didn't want it to end this way, but it will.
After 10 years, five albums and roughly 1,500 shows, the Bridge — one of Baltimore's most successful bands — will take the stage one last time on Thanksgiving Eve. Without any opening acts,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Welcome back from Thanksgiving weekend! How was the big night? Did anyone catch The Bridge at Rams Head? Or Bob Seger the night after? The Seger show was, according to reporter Chris Kaltenbach, especially good. This week, the big shows are by Erykah Badu...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Thousands of bands will play the CMJ Music Marathon this year, but some Baltimore bands have claimed today as their day: Lands & Peoples, Secret Mountains, Adventure and (formerly of Baltimore) the Death Set all have shows scheduled.
And, later this...
| Mar 15, 2012
After years of gaining fans the old fashioned way — self-produced albums, incessant touring — the time came in the summer of 2009 for Dr. Dog to graduate from low-fi psychedelic folk group to a fully formed band, with the confidence to rise...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Dance music has never been a particular favorite at the Grammy Awards. For decades, even as electronic music sold millions of albums around the world, it was virtually ignored by the music industry's most prestigious awards show.
But at the 56th...
| Oct 30, 2013
It's almost impossible to hear discussion of "Reflektor," the just-released Arcade Fire album, without the words "highly anticipated" attached. The message that comes with it, and the latest from the Grammy award-winning Canadians, is, "At a time when few...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While working on her well-received 2012 album "Ekstasis," Los Angeles singer-composer Julia Holter crafted a song that was such a departure that she set it aside. The piece, "Maxim's II," was inspired by a famous scene in the 1958 movie musical "Gigi" and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:55 AM
At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last week, Justin Timberlake diverted a huge amount of attention from the kind of up-and-coming acts the music fest was founded to spotlight. But if the pop superstar's intimate club gig Saturday night prevented...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:39 PM
New music from Daft Punk appears -- finally -- to be coming.
After teasing fans earlier this month with a mysterious 15-second television commercial aired during "Saturday Night Live,"the French disco-pop duo evidently made its new studio album...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Now that electronic music has become a major presence on the pop charts and the sports arenas of North America, the timing couldn’t be better for the French godfathers of 21st Century rave to strap on their robot gear and ride...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:10 AM
w/ Majical Cloudz, May 8, 8 p.m., $15, The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, manicproductions.org
If you listen to Wondrous Bughouse, the terrific new album by Trevor Powers' Youth Lagoon, there's a sense that, within the swirling,...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Micachu and the Shapes
London art-school sound-collagists Micachu and the Shapes will be the opening act for Animal Collective in the fall. It’s a pretty perfect match, as the band’s newest release of pointillistic junk-...