| 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....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:20 PM
A historical account of a battle in the Chinese civil war, Qu Bo's 1957 novel "Tracks in the Snowy Forest" spawned the Peking opera "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy." A film adaptation by Xie Tieli ensued in 1970, followed by a Brian Eno recording in...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Nenad Bach is a rock star in his native Croatia, and is well-known in the United States both for his music and his peace activism, which stems from the 1990s Croatian war.
A documentary about Bach, who has collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Bono,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
To open, an analogy: Margaret Anderson and The Little Review are to independent publishing what Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are to music.
In a 1982 interview with Musician magazine, Brian Eno observed that while the first Velvet Underground...