| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The Flaming Lips
w/ Spiritualized. Mon., July 15, 7:30 p.m. The Oakdale, 95 S. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford. (203) 269-8721, oakdale.com, manicproductions.org, premierconcerts.com. $41.50-$51.50.
The Flaming Lips' live show has grown to an event of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Four years after its 2009 album, "Backspacer," Pearl Jam is ready for a follow-up.
The quintet today announced its new full-length studio album, "Lightning Bolt." The album is scheduled for an Oct. 18 release on Monkeywrench Records/Universal Republic....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Pearl Jam yesterday announced that their new studio album, Lightning Bolt, will hit stores October 15th. Lightning Bolt, produced by Brendan O’Brien, marks the Seattle rockers’ first studio album since 2009’s Backspacer. It is...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Los Angeles-born duo Mazzy Star has released new music, a teaser to a much-delayed album now set to be released in September. The song is called “California,” the group's first new work since 2011's two-song single, "Common Burn"/"Lay Myself...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Pearl Jam’s next album is entitled “Lightning Bolt,” which proved prophetic Friday at Wrigley Field as the band and its fans endured a 2 ½-hour rain delay. Sandwiched around the evacuation of the stage and infield, the Seattle quintet...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Much has changed about the recording industry in the last decade – digital has overtaken physical, streaming is passing up downloading, and singles are beating out albums. But fall is still the season for big artists on big labels to roll out...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:36 PM
With headlining performances due later by the Stone Roses and Blur, Coachella's gigantic main stage is the place to be Friday night for fans of vintage Brit pop.
But earlier on Day 1 the smaller Mojave Tent was packed with English artists as well,...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Now in its ninth year, the independent-focused FYF Fest is returning to the Los Angeles State Historic Park and for the first time since moving downtown will expand from one to two days. Top-billed artists this year include the reunited Swedish punk...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:36 PM
On Record Store Day 2012, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts waited in the line at Vacation Vinyl to score music by Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Lee Hazlewood, Circle and others....
| May 9, 2012
Annie Clark is, as a person, more polite than punk. “I tend to be kind of cerebral, I guess,” she explains. But the music she makes as St. Vincent—precise, ambitious rock full of airy vocal melodies and frenetic guitar parts—can be...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Riot Fest: For the first time the annual punk festival expands outdoors for two days in Humboldt Park (opening night will be indoors at the Congress Theatre), and the lineup has some of its heaviest hitters yet, including Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis...