| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:59 AM
The influental German electronic group Kraftwerk plans to perform eight of its albums at Walt Disney Concert Hall in spring 2014. The concerts, which will take place over four days, March 18-21, will feature full showcases of the group's classic...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
When it comes to year-end lists, I'm a hypocrite. I read them obsessively. I seek them out across vast expanses of the Internet. I'm thrilled when they teach me something.
And yet, for a variety of reasons, I hate constructing my own.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the typical life of a viral video, a reality show mishap becomes a YouTube clip, which then reaches the masses online.
Uncommon Content, a New York filmmaker, is betting it can do the opposite.
Uncommon, which produces the Reserve Channel on...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lou Reed, the singer-songwriter whose darkly poetic recordings as frontman for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist provided indispensable blueprints for punk, glam, noise rock and nearly every identifiable strain of indie rock, died on October 27....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The music of rock pioneer Lou Reed, the anchor for the legendary band The Velvet Underground, has seen a big sales boost since he died Sunday at age 71.
For the week ended Oct. 27, total sales of Reed's albums were 3,000, up 607% from the previous...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 PM
for punk band Devo
Alan Myers, 58, whose drumming for the punk band Devo came to define its off-kilter sound, died Monday in Los Angeles, said Devo spokesman Michael Pilmer. Myers had brain cancer.
He was the band's...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:23 AM
It’s ironic that the fans who fell so hard for MGMT’s 2007 debut disc “Oracular Spectacular” were so ambivalent about its 2010 follow-up, “Congratulations,” saying the band was distancing itself from the electronic...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 PM
David Byrne's lyrics, especially in his early days with Talking Heads, put even the most mundane human behavior underneath a magnifying glass to reveal all its wonder and strangeness.
He was the "anthropologist from Mars," instantly staking out a place...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Chances are in coming days when you’re reading about percussionist Alan Myers, who died Monday after a battle with brain cancer, the words "human metronome" will be used. Myers' drumming for punk band Devo came to define the band’s off-kilter...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
"Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
After a deafening 21-year silence, My Bloody Valentine finally got around to releasing “m b v” Saturday on its Web site (mybloodyvalentine.org), the follow-up to one of the more revered and influential albums of recent...