| 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...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Growing up in Cheshire, Brendan Toller may have had the hippest mom and dad in town. Both rock 'n' roll fans and record collectors, the elder Tollers raised their boy right and after he’d graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., he...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:15 PM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3:20 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 45 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
Tickets: Ticketweb.com ($...
| Jul 3, 2011
In late 2009, noise-pop group Animal Collective followed up its critics-poll-topping album "Merriweather Post Pavilion" with a stopgap EP, "Fall Be Kind." It generated buzz for featuring the first-ever licensed Grateful Dead sample, but what was more...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Rock amplifier innovator Jim Marshall died on Thursday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers insight into the importance of the "Marshall stack" as a symbol in rock & roll....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The Pitchfork Music Festival alone is enough to make this a busy weekend for music in Chicago, but for the intrepid fan, it’s only the beginning....
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The weekly Pop & Hiss rundown of the weekend's top concerts. Friday • Eleanor Friedberger @ Origami Vinyl. Friedberger's solo debut, "Last Summer," is a beautiful collection of pop oddities and forgotten comforts. Known best for work in pop...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Acts including Third Eye Blind, Lucinda Williams, Ladytron and the Zuccotti Park drum circle regulars all contributed tracks to "Occupy This Album," an album to benefit Occupy Wall Street....
| Mar 29, 2011
| 12:09 PM
|| Mike Watt and The Missingmen ||
|| With Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), Estrogen Highs and Electric Bucket. 8 p.m., April 5. Daniel Street Club, 21 Daniel St., Milford. $12. 203-877-4446, danielstreetclub.com, manicproductions....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It’s hard to believe that James Nares’ STREET — a mesmerizing, 61-minute high definition video, shot in one week on the streets of New York — wasn’t filmed in 3-D.
Nares, 59, a British-born artist, was inspired in part by...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Nothing lasts forever, especially when it comes to venues offering live, high-quality, original music. Milford's Daniel Street Club will be departing the Earthly realm on January 1 and will be converted into a pizza joint (the building itself was sold)....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Thurston Moore, best known as the guitarist from Sonic Youth guitarist and our close neighbor to the north (Northampton, to be precise), released the Beck Hansen-produced solo album Demolished Thoughts, an acoustic chamber-pop offering that's lovely in...