| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Chelsea Light Moving
w/ Prana-Bindu, World Domination and Marco Fusinato. $20, 9 p.m., April 6. Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, archstreettavern.com
One afternoon late last February, Trevor Healy enjoyed a most coveted birthday present:...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
There's a moment on "Silencing Machine," the sixth full-length studio album from local black metal noisemakers Nachtmystium, where the dark clouds part and things briefly take a more optimistic turn as frontman Blake Judd howls, "Somehow I know...