| Apr 14, 2011
The three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is not one that would seem in need of a tune-up. After all, the 2011 edition, which opens Friday and will be headlined by the likes of rap star Kanye West and indie-rock heavyweights the Arcade Fire,...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 10:12 PM
Jared Namba is the backstroke king for the Corona del Mar High boys' swim team.
The junior first broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke his freshman year. Since then, he's whittled it down to the current 51.72 seconds, which Namba swam at...
| May 4, 2011
The following statements may or may not be true about nomadic singer-songwriter Cass McCombs: He was born a Scorpio in 1977. Los Angeles is his current, but no doubt temporary, home. Furthermore, on his birth: if the lyrics to "Lion Killer" from his...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Photo by Andrew Strasser
“Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” blasts through the speakers. Ludacris raps, “Move, bitch, get out the way.” Cali Swag District begs, “Teach me how to Dougie.” MIA shows up to boast,...
| Jan 13, 2011
Wagons are typically a practical purchase — an investment often dictated by a change in life circumstance. In other words, babies.
As a whole, wagons represent a settling down, a resignation of youth, a reluctant embrace of responsibility as the...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:01 AM
To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Abel Tesfaye, a k a the Weeknd, has been busy the past few months. He self-released three mix tapes of moodily skewed R&B that have earned him a nomination for Canada’s top musical honor, the Polaris Prize (he lost out to...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Band name: Brighton, MA
Sound: On its just-released "Billboard Sun" EP, the indie-rock quintet channels the ragged glory of the Walkmen, veering between loosely anthemic rockers ("New Underground") and more introspective turns like the bruised "V-Day."...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 11:15 AM
It's that time of year again, when the elite committee known as The Recording Academy tells us who they think contributed pure awesomeness to the year in music with their announcement of the Grammy Award nominations.
As every fan and artist knows, some...
| Dec 6, 2011
Nick Prevas is truly an “artist of all trades.” The 30-year-old Charles Village resident writes and directs films, works on graphic design projects, plays guitar and sings in the band White Lodge. He even handles communications and media for...