| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
When it comes to playing through pain, Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano has more experience than most of his colleagues.
Eighteen years ago, he severed the middle finger of his right hand while fixing his car, enduring surgery to reattach it and...