| 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 ...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Donna Summer was typecast as the disco-era “bad girl,” the diva who was too salty and sexual for some radio stations to play in the ‘70s. But she was also a musical revolutionary, a versatile singer who created a radical new template for...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 12:01 PM
If you've gotten around to absorbing H-p1, the latest mind-expanding record by New York space-rock trio White Hills for the Thrill Jockey imprint, here’s some exciting news: in March, they'll release Frying on this Rock, a five-song LP recorded with...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Folksy Chicago rockers the Stolen Silver answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
We're lucky to have six talented players in the group. Because the band members are split...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Writer-director Miranda July’s “The Future” is this year’s second movie to vocalize the thoughts of a pet (a cat named Paw Paw voiced by July). The first: a dog with audible opinions in “Beginners,” written and directed...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 12:39 PM
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In a recent interview, Tom Waits mentioned that while recording music, “You have to work with people that know when to trick you.”
Coldplay pays lip service to the element of surprise on its fifth studio album, “Mylo...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mother’s Day, 1987. David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon, three young composers fresh out of Yale, stage a 12-hour marathon of new music at a gallery on lower Broadway in New York City.
Double bassist Robert Black participates. “I...
| 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...