| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Frank Ocean can add another award to the pile.
The Village Voice late Tuesday released the results of its annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, which asked approximately 500 music writers for their favorite albums and singles of 2012. Ocean's "Channel Orange"...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work takes many shapes. One of them is a Sunday night performance by Young Jeezy at Pompano's Club Cinema. Jeezy's "Its tha World" mixtape dropped this past December, adding to the ranks of trap hip-hop records...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012:
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Feb 4, 2013
Annual grumble: The Grammys refuse to nominate anything that’s not already widely popular. Why? Why?!!
OK, now that that’s out of my system, I still have plenty of favorites and artists I root against, aside from the built-in interest of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"Political theater" as a rubric covers a range of narrative tropes, but two current productions provide very different lenses for looking at the corrosive effects of achieving — and hanging onto — power at any cost.
"Leaves, Trees, Forest"...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 3:10 PM
While we are the betting kind, we generally shy away from making predictions. We also tend to avoid people who pride themselves on their powers of prognostication, which explains the absence of psychics, tarot-card readers, fortunetellers and...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Monday, October 15
Angels & Airwaves - Everything's Magic
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena
Weezer - Burndt Jamb
We Are Scientists - Tonight
The Killers - When You Were Young
Friday, September 28
Rancid – Ruby Soho
Specials – A...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.
But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...