| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
A modest proposal: Considering the volume of music flowing from the brains of musicians everywhere at all times, how about one month out of each year we take a break to reflect by agreeing not to release any new music? In the summer, most acts are touring...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Give Coldplay this: After its biggest-selling album and most successful tour, a $110 million jaunt across the world’s arenas and stadiums with big anthems to match, the quiet, insular “Ghost Stories” (Atlantic) was hardly expected....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:15 AM
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star.
He's dabbled in outside productions, yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend, lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bob Casale, original member and rhythm guitarist of the sui generis post-punk/New Wave band Devo, died on February 17 at age 61.
In a post on Devo's Facebook page, Casale's brother and longtime bandmate Gerald attributed his death to "conditions that...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pepsi is getting ready for next month's World Cup with "Beats of the Beautiful Game," its first "visual soundtrack" that will include 11 songs and films from an eclectic group of artists and filmmakers including Janelle Monae, Timbaland, Spike Lee and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:21 PM
2 stars (out of 4)
"Everyday Robots" (Warner Bros.) is Damon Albarn's first solo album and also his most personal. It's a soundtrack to a future memoir, with day-in-the-life details coursing through the songs: the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In his classic tome "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century," critic Alex Ross compares Minimalism to driving a car "across empty desert, the layered repetitions in the music mirroring the changes that the eye perceives — road signs...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:18 AM
When Jon Hopkins made his only previous visit to South Florida, he was left off the bill for a November, 2008 show with tourmates Coldplay at the BankAtlantic Center. Not that anyone would have noticed.
To that point the London composer and synth...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Javier Bardem has now joined Penelope Cruz in attempting to clarify his position on the crisis in Gaza and Israel. Several entertainment figures including Bardem, Cruz and Pedro Almodovar had released a letter earlier this week describing Israel's actions...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde had themselves a time in the studio recently, emerging with not one but two albums released in quick succession the last two months.
The first of these, "Someday World" (Warp), consisted of relatively concise tunes...