| 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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:29 AM
It takes two tries, but Lucas Neff nails a fly buzzing around the catering tent on a location shoot for the Tuesday Fox comedy "Raising Hope."
"Hey, watch this," he says, smacking the fly down on the table cover. "Crushed."
But victory has a price....
| Jun 14, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year (as well as some actually meaningful honors) for its concept album, The Suburbs, a surprisingly noncondemning look at the emotional highs and lows of a type of place usually portrayed as a repressive...
| Feb 10, 2012
Check out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right.
Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep Adele
Holocene Bon Iver
Grenade Bruno Mars
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Band name: Scattered Trees
Sound: The indie-rock quintet's sophomore album, "Sympathy," pairs singer-songwriter Nate Eiesland's heart-heavy words with musical backdrops that shift from mournful (the Coldplay-esque "Love and Leave") to propulsive ("Four...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 10:41 AM
With the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival just around the corner July 15-17 in Union Park, the Chicago-based music Web site has announced it’s expanding the franchise to Europe.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will debut Oct. 28-...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 11:36 AM
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today.
The announcement follows months of...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:05 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; unless otherwise noted)
Jaws (revival at the Charles; Saturday and Aug. 8 and 11)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Bachelorette (season finale; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC)
Secret Mountain of Fort...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:41 AM
Plains isMichael McGinnis (from right), Max Johnston, Jorge Gonzalez Graupera and Jorge Rubiera. Photo by Eric Bojanowski.
The dark eyes of the bearded, 6-foot-3-inch Michael McGinnis peer out from tortoise-shell glasses as he sips on Jameson at...