| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The music world is in mourning over the death of Lou Reed, the indescribably influential singer, composer and bandleader. He was one of the first to marry rock insouciance with high-art ideas: reducing the form of a guitar band to its absolute minimum,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The music of rock pioneer Lou Reed, the anchor for the legendary band The Velvet Underground, has seen a big sales boost since he died Sunday at age 71.
For the week ended Oct. 27, total sales of Reed's albums were 3,000, up 607% from the previous...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Darwin, philosophy, 'Lost in Space': The DGA-winning filmmaker talks about early influences, many of which resurface in the emotional core of "Gravity" in a Q&A with Variety's Tim Gray.
Growing up, did you watch much TV?
All day long, television and...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
When it comes to year-end lists, I'm a hypocrite. I read them obsessively. I seek them out across vast expanses of the Internet. I'm thrilled when they teach me something.
And yet, for a variety of reasons, I hate constructing my own.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
"Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Chances are in coming days when you’re reading about percussionist Alan Myers, who died Monday after a battle with brain cancer, the words "human metronome" will be used. Myers' drumming for punk band Devo came to define the band’s off-kilter...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 PM
for punk band Devo
Alan Myers, 58, whose drumming for the punk band Devo came to define its off-kilter sound, died Monday in Los Angeles, said Devo spokesman Michael Pilmer. Myers had brain cancer.
He was the band's...