| Jul 3, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Terry Riley turned 80 on June 24, and not unexpectedly, the honors for the mastermind of musical Minimalism have been hardly minimal. London, Amsterdam and Paris have been taking particular note of the milestone. New York radio station WQXR offered a 24-...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 12:15 PM
DJ Zane Lowe launched his Apple Music radio show with a phrase that may have struck a chord with fellow music and tech industry insiders: "Into the unknown we go."
Apple on Tuesday debuted its new, long-anticipated streaming service to take on the...
| May 27, 2015
| 3:08 PM
There's something to be said for the symmetry of your basic rock 'n' roll quartet, of which U2 is the most globally successful and enduring of the past three decades.
Like a table, the unit needs four solid supports — bass, guitar, drums and...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 10:52 AM
For much of Friday night at Coachella, there was only one corner of the festival that was truly thunderstruck.
On a kind-of-sleepy first day of the festival, the dance tents were once again the source for all of Coachella's younger pleasures. While the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Is Jon Hopkins quietly becoming one of the most influential musicians in England?
Just take a look at the producer/arranger's CV — frequent Brian Eno collaborator, Coldplay's go-to source for electronic production, upcoming Coachella must-see....
| Mar 22, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Standing beneath the all-seeing Masonic pyramid symbol called the Eye of Providence, the artist who records as Lustmord made his Los Angeles debut after three decades as a preeminent sculptor of dark, stomach-rumbling sonic design and experimental aural...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Since the late 1960s, when he came to the United States to work with John Cage as an assistant and performer, Gavin Bryars has collaborated with some of the biggest stars of the post-World War II avant-garde.
Choreographer Merce Cunningham and opera...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:30 AM
The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Dan Deacon first heard the term “stress addiction” a few years ago, and the Baltimore-based experimental-pop artist wondered aloud if it applied to his own life. Nearby, the former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman looked back in disbelief....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Pardon me while I feign outrage for a fake institution.
The annual conundrum known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was announced Thursday, and it's as baffling as ever. In fact, so shaky is its philosophical foundation that arguing seems...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Mary J. Blige, "The London Sessions" (Capitol).
The most explosive R&B singer of the last two decades crossed the Atlantic for "The London Sessions." In doing so, Mary J. Blige also gracefully leaped out of her comfort zone, and the result is a...