| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:49 AM
"I watched it for a little while," sang the late Lou Reed, of a satellite that went way up to Mars. "I love to watch things on TV."
TV watched him for a little while, too, once that whole video thing got going and his importance as a songwriter and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Artist Doug Aitken, back home in Venice after three weeks crossing the country by train with the artists and musicians who joined his "Station to Station" traveling art exhibition, has yet to lose his sense of movement.
"It's weird," he said. "I...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The morning after Station to Station’s desert happening in Barstow, project mastermind Doug Aitken looked a bit weary -- but blissfully so.
Over breakfast in a motel lobby -- a tad scruffy and sunburned from nearly three weeks on the rails leading...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:18 AM
"I'm so totally nervous about the show tonight," Kim Gordon is saying on the phone from New York. She's about to play in Brooklyn with her new band, Body/Head, the first concert in a tour that brings her to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday. "We...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
This year's fall pop music season offers your average 21st century bounty, one with so many colors, textures, varieties, personalities and avenues for consumption that it's pretty easy to frame an argument depending on mood or agenda.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:48 AM
I grew up on Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, so I was congenitally predisposed to like Chuck Klosterman’s first book, “Fargo Rock City” (2001), an account of taking hair metal very seriously in the 1980s. If you’d ever resented the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Galaxie 500 released three records before promptly disbanding in 1991, leaving behind a compact, respectable legacy that has earned praise from Liz Phair and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Much like their revered forebears in the Velvet Underground, it's...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Sonic Youth came into being more than 30 years ago, when Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore started playing together in New York City. With bandmates Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, they released dissonant, loud, arty records that changed the sound of rock...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:25 AM
We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered
June 11 and 12, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
Who's on your list of the all-time coolest or most-influential pop or rock stars from Connecticut?...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org
Drummer William Hooker's...
| May 5, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...