| Jun 27, 2013
** (out of four)
As with “Searching For Sugar Man,” last year’s documentary about the decades-late revival of under-appreciated Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez, “A Band Called Death” serves as a platform for songs that most...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Midtown Men bicker all the way to the stage — as brothers might.
The singers could be arguing about which socks look best or which attorney to bring on board, and the next instant, they're straightening ties or tossing towels to one another....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The fans queued up outside the Fillmore in San Francisco suspected something was up when they saw me get in line. Three satanic metal bands were on the bill; what was this guy doing here?
The jeans and sweatshirt weren’t fooling anyone. No...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:53 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- 12-12-12 is here. It's a calendar quirk that has brides running to the altar and expectant parents hoping for an unusual birthday for their children.
Courthouses in Las Vegas and across the country are bracing for a flood of...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:34 PM
On Wednesday night a heavyweight lineup of marquee acts will cram New York’s Madison Square Garden for a relief concert to benefit areas devastated by October's Superstorm Sandy.
Billed as "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," the event will...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Patrick Stickles, who is not known for his lack of vocal restraint fronting punk-rock band Titus Andronicus, comes on the phone, oddly, speaking just above a whisper. "I should warn you," he says. "I'm going to have to talk in this quiet voice, 'cause I'm...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:18 AM
A deep, 30-minute long interview with Pete Townshend (who’s just published his deep, 500-page long autobiography, Who I Am) was broadcast last night on BBC radio’s nightly arts news show Front Row. (The episode is here and also available as...
| Oct 28, 2012
Post-punk glory comes to Miami in the form of the Psychedelic Furs, playing 8 p.m. Sunday at Grand Central. The band gained popularity for its John Hughes-era hits, including "Pretty in Pink" and "Heartbreak Beat." The Lemonheads will open. Tickets cost...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:01 AM
What happened to Pete Townshend? This question was the only one worth asking as the audience filed out of the BB&T Center in Sunrise Thursday night, minutes after the Who guitarist unexpectedly left the stage during what turned out to be the only encore...
| Apr 6, 2012
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty — a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music.
This was the famed Marshall...
| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 2:02 AM
Pearl Jam didn’t design the first of its 20th anniversary concerts Saturday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre with the casual fan in mind.
Instead, the 2 ½-hour, 28-song set in front of a packed house was one for the diehards, a celebration of some of...