| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When the Montreal band Arcade Fire arrives at the Forum this weekend for two shows, brothers/bandmates Win and Will Butler won't be the first family members to have stepped onto its stage.
"My grandpa played there back in the day," Win Butler said in...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:42 PM
A decade ago, the Unicorns laughed at the idea that they'd be playing arenas in 2014. They even made it official with a song called "The Unicorns: 2014," released on an eponymous 2004 EP: "I looked in into my crystal ball," sang Nick "Diamonds" Thorburn,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Beyoncé leads all nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight, the network unveiled Thursday morning. Nods were spread among numerous hits from the pop diva's provocative, self-titled visual album, which she released without warning late...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Beyonce leads the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, with videos from her self-titled "visual album" up for eight statuettes at the August 24 kudocast. Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow with seven noms apiece.
Nominations for video of...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
For her Los Angeles debut, Mexico City-born and Montreal-based fashion designer and artist Renata Morales has papered the walls at KesselsKramer Gallery with silkscreens, drawings in crayon and marker and mixed-media painted collages, some of them...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
On March 10, 1967, 15 days shy of her 25th birthday, Aretha Franklin released her 12th album and Atlantic Records debut, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." It was a breakthrough, triggering a string of four top 10 albums released over 15 months...
| Aug 13, 2014
Film music novices Alex Ebert, Arcade Fire and Pharrell Williams are among the first-time nominees competing at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards on Oct. 25, the culmination of Film Fest Ghent. The first-time nominees will be joined by WSA perennials...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:04 PM
“We never do the same songs in the same order every night,” says Superchunk lead guitarist Jim Wilbur, “so I can’t tell people exactly what to expect when we play the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock next Friday — other than...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
“This is a dance song,” Arcade Fire anchor Win Butler said Friday night as he introduced the single “We Exist” during the first of two nights at the Forum. He undersold it.
The song, a slinky little disco-influenced number, has...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
While touring for its heavily rhythmic “Reflektor," Arcade Fire has made a habit of delivering regional covers. The band has tackled Kansas in Kansas City, the Smiths in London and even Boyz II Men in Philadelphia.
The Grammy Award-winners...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...