| Jun 24, 2010
| 4:35 PM
While local duo No Age has long been associated with the lo-fi punk rock coming out of downtown DIY haven The Smell, their sound has always sought to bridge the gap between hardcore, ambient and pop -- an inclination evidenced......
| Apr 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4) Before he cracked up, Syd Barrett was the driving force in Pink Floyd, merging child-like fascinations with deeper adult anxieties. It was the sound of babes marching into â and occasionally being consumed by --......
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival came to a close just before midnight Sunday, bringing to an end a weekend that placed rock, dance, hip-hop and electronics on equal footing. It only took closing act the Gorillaz about......
| Dec 10, 2010
Daniel Lanois loves shadows — in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery....
| Jan 10, 2011
Rock The Casbah by The Clash
Alright Now by Free
Ain't No Body by Rufus & Chaka Khan
Mama's Room by Under The Influence Of Giants
Come Back And Stay by Paul Young
In My House by The Mary Jane Girls
What A Fool Believes by The...
| Sep 14, 2010
Broken Record: Music in the Download Era is a series of occasional articles.
As the buzz surrounding Google Inc.'s efforts to jump into the digital music market rose to a roar late August, one name kept surfacing about the person who might lead it ...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:22 AM
Into The Great Wide Open by Tom Petty
100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
We Used To Wait by The Arcade Fire
Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla
Burnin' For You by Blue Oyster Cult
Feels Like Tonight by Daughtry...
| Jul 3, 2011
In late 2009, noise-pop group Animal Collective followed up its critics-poll-topping album "Merriweather Post Pavilion" with a stopgap EP, "Fall Be Kind." It generated buzz for featuring the first-ever licensed Grateful Dead sample, but what was more...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Drums Between the Bells
Not only has Brian Eno spent ungodly amounts of time on the forthcoming Coldplay album, and inspired a fun MGMT song on their last album, but he also puts out original material on an almost yearly basis....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:40 AM
Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938-1979)
If, as Brian Eno once suggested, everyone who bought a Velvet Underground album started a rock band, it stands to reason that the musicians who shaped that revolutionary sound...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:18 PM
The first time Reggie Watts performed in Chicago, about five years ago, he sold 20 tickets. Chris Ritter, owner of the now-defunct Lakeshore Theater on Broadway, booked him on a tip from comedian Paul Provenza.
But faced with a nearly empty house,...