| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Singer, bassist and all-around rock oddball Les Claypool will bring his mind-bending trio, Primus, back to Hampton Roads this spring. The band, which produced albums including "Sailing the Seas of Cheese," and "Pork Soda," back in the 1990s, will play...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Arcade Fire has certainly found itself on a strange perch with its new album, "Reflektor." The last time the Montreal-based group made a record, "The Suburbs," it did so as an acclaimed indie band — not a Grammy album of the year-winning act on...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.
1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Last year, the emo bands Paramore and Fall Out Boy -- both in revitalized form following lengthy fallow periods -- came together atop the Billboard 200 when their latest albums made back-to-back debuts at No. 1.
Now the two are joining forces again....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows that lie ahead:
Robert Hurst at the Blue Whale
A onetime member of "The Tonight Show" band who has also been a part of Diana Krall's touring group, Detroit bassist Robert Hurst has an eclectic, richly...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
This is almost certainly not the first time it’s been said (I probably even said it before), but I’ve got one word to describe the English rock band Muse. It soars. It did so again on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:56 AM
LAS VEGAS -- To get a sense of how much music -- and how much corporate appeasement -- was crammed into the first night of this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, consider this: Robin Thicke, whose "Blurred Lines" recently topped the Hot 100 for 12...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The reaction on Twitter to the new Strokes single has not been especially good. In fact, opinions of "One Way Trigger," which appeared on the band's website Friday, seem to be tending almost entirely toward the negative.
"aaaaahhh!! just listened to new...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:42 PM
I wouldn’t want to see the electric bill this month at Amway Center. First, it was P!nk and her extravagant light-show and trapeze act, uh, concert. Roughly 24 hours later, British progressive rock band Muse unleashed its over-the-top vision of...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. The lineup for the 2013 Xponential Music Festival at Susquehanna Bank Center, Selena Gomez at Wells Fargo Center, Tracy Morgan at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem......