| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:27 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
In the increasing down time between Fleetwood Mac tours and albums, Lindsey Buckingham has become unusually prolific as a solo artist, doubling his career output in the last five years by producing three albums. The latest, “...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:32 AM
If you have circled March 1 for buying your ticket for Beer Under Glass — the unlikely pairing of beer and greenery that will kick off the 11-day Chicago Craft Beer Week — get your circling pen back out.
The new sale date is March 16, a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:59 PM
You love at least one album. It is a perfect album that makes your toe tap and your heart sing (your head, too). How can something sound so right from beginning to end? So made just for you? In that melding of melody and verve is an album you feel,...
| Apr 30, 2011
In an early homemade video made by the L.A. band the Belle Brigade for its song "Losers," from the sibling duo's self-titled debut, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, ages 28 and 21, respectively, sit holding acoustic guitars in an empty bathtub. They're wearing...
| Feb 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| May 23, 2011
Despite its fresh-faced cast, G-rating and untainted, unapologetic air of jubilance (see, please, the two exclamation points, both of which are quite sincere), "Glee Live! In Concert!" seemed very much at home in Las Vegas, where the stars of Fox's hit...
| May 19, 2012
A retro-ish mix of blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, unconventional folk and indie rock, to go with burgers, shakes and fries, courtesy of resident "music guy" Josh Pressman.
"Meet Me in the City" Junior Kimbrough
"Oh Well (Live at the BBC)"...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:23 AM
With the 50th anniversary of quintessential traditional Irish band The Chieftains looming, founder Paddy Maloney knew a commemorative album needed to be done. But Maloney says he wasn’t particularly interested in looking back. The Chieftains, with...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Best Coast’s show codified one of L.A.’s newest rock stars, but it also showed how “being yourself” is a performance for Cosentino as well. Live review by the Times' August Brown...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Bob Welch, a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s, has died of an apparent suicide in Nashville. The singer and guitarist, best known for his 1977 hit "Ebony Eyes," was 66....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Bob Welch died Thursday afternoon. Pop & Hiss looks at some of his classic songs....