| Jun 26, 2011
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:01 PM
A cultural shift that eventually became a landslide began 10 years ago this month, though almost no one noticed at the time. Apple Inc. rolled out a portable MP3 player it dubbed the iPod, and after a promising opening quarter in 2002, sales dropped...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel.
“I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Bobby Womack doesn’t like to be rushed. “Can I do it right for you tonight? he asked Sunday on the closing night of the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements fall showcase at the Riverfront Theatre. “I like to do it right and take my...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:10 PM
There's already a handy narrative available to guide you through the schizophrenic Moms, the fifth album by Portland, Ore.’s Menomena.
Shortly after the 2010 release of Mines, the group parted ways with co-founder Brent Knopf in January of 2011....
| Jun 11, 2012
| 1:41 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
At 68, Bobby Womack has a resume steeped in greatness: a gospel singer who worked with Sam Cooke, a gifted session guitarist who played with everyone from Elvis Presley to Sly Stone, a songwriter covered by the Rolling Stones, and...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Everyone, it seems, works with Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), eventually: Damon Albarn (in Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad and the Queen), the Rapture, the Black Keys, Beck, Cee-Lo Green (in Gnarls Barkley), the Shins' James Mercer (as Broken Bells), and...
| Dec 27, 2010
The Gorillaz recorded an new record, The Fall, on an Apple iPad. The new album, which is a total of 15 songs, was made with 20 apps all available on the iTunes App Store....
| Jan 9, 2011
It seemed fitting for the Swedish synth-pop band Little Dragon to kick off the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays series last week. If you wanted to stuff and mount a specimen of today’s tasteful, adventurous-enough indie electronica for...
| Jan 7, 2011
Little Dragon is one of those bands that inspires friends with whom you haven't spoken in six months to send you random text messages involving lavish approbation and a half-dozen exclamation marks. Little Dragon formed as teenagers in Gothenburg, Sweden....