| May 24, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Frank Ocean's soon-to-be-rereleased album, Nostalgia, Ultra., is a grower. When I first heard it in March, it seemed like a better-than-average debut a few rare flashes of brilliance. But I wasn't bowled over. For every slick no-brainer ("Novacane,"...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:50 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10.
Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
| Oct 1, 2012
**** (out of 4)
If this is your first time experiencing the work of Flying Lotus (real name: Steven Ellison), you might be in over your head.
His new full-length “Until the Quiet Comes” subscribes to a different definition of mash-up. No,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The last couple of years have been big for Connecticut's neo-psychedelic soul trio the Stepkids. They released their debut self-titled album on Stones Throw Records to critical acclaim, made fans out of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and rapper Tyler, the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:46 AM
“It’ll get better with age,” Thom Yorke said, a tongue-in-cheek semi-apology after Radiohead had debuted the song “Full Stop” before a full house at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill.
Radiohead is one...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:09 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, have been hosting star-studded concerts since the mid-’80s to benefit the Bridge School, a nonprofit organization that educates children with severe speech and physical impairments (their son, Ben,...
| Aug 7, 2011
The first day of rehearsals was another momentous occasion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was fall 2009, more than three years since the band last toured, and the rockers were beginning the hard work of rebirth with a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:25 PM
Twelve songs into Radiohead’s 24-song set last night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Thom Yorke, the band’s anxious, elfin leader, asked the audience, “Are you still there?”
It may not have been a rhetorical question....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Coachella 2012: Radiohead headlines the second night of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Times pop critic Randall Roberts says they deliver "something grand."...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Cover story: It is the collision of cultures that makes the music of Tijoux, Bomba EstÃ©reo and Chocquibtown â all currently working on their next albums and planning to return to Los Angeles in the early months of 2011 â so intriguing. Ana...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:34 PM
For having released a debut album that could ostensibly be played on loop into infinity, Glasser sure is a fan of the short set. At Cameron Mesirow's big victory-lap show Wednesday at the Troubadour following the release of "Ring," she......