| Jan 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In December, Mexican tenor Rolando VillazÃ³n announced that he would return to the stage in March in a Vienna production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love," his first full-fledged opera performance since undergoing throat surgery last year. But fans of.....
| Apr 9, 2011
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
| Oct 27, 2010
When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw.
Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
| Jul 11, 2010
Classical music is often maligned for its apparent insistence that aspiring acolytes display proper credentials before becoming a true follower. Once admitted to the fold, you must bow to the altar of knowledge and denounce uncomplicated pleasure as the...
| Jul 25, 2010
I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds.
"You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed.
"Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 5:18 PM
5th Dimension - Stoned Sole Picnic
Brad Paisley - Ticks
7) Jarrett's Mixtape
a. Where I'm Going by Cut To Copy
b. King Kong by Tahiti 80
c. Hope Child by Free Energy
d. Live Forever by Oasis
e. Not Meant to Be by Tame...
| Jun 26, 2011
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
| Feb 26, 2009
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts.
But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
| Apr 28, 2009
| 2:18 PM
TÊTE-à-TÊTE: JASON SCHWARTZMAN
Jason Schwartzman started young. At 14, he was a cofounder and drummer with the L.A. rock band Phantom Planet. At 17, he jumped into acting with an impressive debut in Wes Anderson's 1998 art-house favorite Rushmore. He...
| Jun 23, 2008
The Los Angeles hard-core quintet the Bronx had an interesting take on the potential of punk rock during the Vans Warped Tour's kickoff show Friday at the Pomona Fairplex. "There is no revolution," howled singer Matt Caughthran during the track "Heart...