| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Tuesday night Arcade Fire hit Bridgeport on their Reflektor Tour, playing to a crowd of fancily dressed and costumed fans at the Webster Bank Arena.
The band requested the dress-code for the entire arena tour, and a free photo booth was set up to...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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One of Neil Young’s not-so-whimsical mottoes has long been “Quality — whether you want it or not,” but it appears there’s a population of music fans that does want it,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
INDIO, Calif. - The past 72 hours have been roughly 15 years in the making.
After years of curiosity about and a strong desire to attend the two-day event turned three-day extravaganza, this weekend, I finally made it to the Coachella Valley Music and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Coachella's great if you're rich, tan and beautiful, but those who fall outside that demographic should know that it's not all rose gardens, $15 artisan cocktails and Baco Mercat wraps.
In fact, those with body image issues or a flat-lined bank account...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year's nominated musical scores and songs.
Thursday's show at UCLA's Royce Hall was a textbook model of how film music should be presented in concert: single-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
At precisely 10:46 p.m. Sunday -- after the Oscar-hand-out action inside the Dolby Theater was receding in the cultural rear-view mirror with every witticism of Ellen DeGeneres -- and the Academy Awards after-party festivities were in full swing on the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Baltimore electro-maestro Dan Deacon will open for Arcade Fire, the Grammy-winning indie rock act from Montreal, on select dates of the band's Reflektor Tour, according to a press release and Deacon's Twitter account.
The dates are in March, and the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Mere days after police detained them in Sochi, Russia, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and other members of Pussy Riot were attacked by whip-wielding Cossacks in the same city on Wednesday, according to reports.
According to the Guardian and...
| Feb 23, 2014
For a kid from Piqua, Ohio, Terri Hemmert was surprisingly unimpressed when she moved to the Chicago area to attend Elmhurst College in the late '60s. She saw Chicago as a bigger Dayton, Ohio.
"Then I discovered all that it had to offer: the music,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:01 AM
All hail the new monarch? On Friday, Lily Allen announced on "The Graham Norton Show" that she was going for broke and naming her next album "Sheezus." (You know, like the Kanye album? Get it? GET IT?) Instead of rolling our eyes and calling this the...