| 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...
| 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....
| 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....
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:00 AM
It's probably a good idea to catch Philly's Reading Rainbow (Rob Garcia, vocals and guitar, Sarah Everton, drums and vocals, and Al Creedon, guitar) at the Elm City Popfest at BAR in New Haven on Sept. 14 or the following night at the Iron Horse Music...
| 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....
| May 25, 2011
| 6:43 AM
It’s easy to draw parallels between Wiz Khalifa at this moment and B.O.M.B. Fest co-headliner Snoop Dogg in his younger days, and the similarities go deeper than rapping about smoking humongous amounts of weed. Like Snoop in the early...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:54 PM
Bang on a Can All-Stars
International Festival of Arts & Ideas. 8 p.m., June 14. Yale Law School Courtyard, 127 Wall St. $21-$30. 203-562-5666, 888-736-2663, artidea.org.
International Festival of Arts & Ideas. June 23–25. Frederick...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:58 AM
J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Emmett Jefferson Murphy III (“Murph”) recorded the first Dinosaur album (the “Jr.” was added later because of a name dispute) at a home studio near Northampton in 1985. Three years later, Bug, their...