| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The stage goes dark. A single spotlight illuminates the drum set.
Gina Schock, barely visible behind the bass drum, pounds out a tribal tattoo.
Another spotlight, in front of the drums: Bass player Abby Travis, head bobbing in time, plays off the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you're caught with an empty sack only a few days left before Christmas, believe me, I understand. Sound Check is ready and willing to lend a hand. Here are a few recommended items with local ties. It's the Sound Check Last-Minute Gift Guide.
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Certain, shall we say, issues hampering frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's ability to perform led Green Day to postpone their their fall tour behind ¡UNO!, ¡DOS! and ¡TRE!, which included a Mohegan Sun date (now on for April 6). Luckily, American Idiot, a...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
| Feb 28, 2013
The show: The national tour of “American Idiot” at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: The operative expression for musical based on Green Day's 2004 pop-punk album “American Idiot” is...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The first wave of more than 2,000 acts is expected to descend Tuesday on Austin, Texas, for the annual music-business blowout that is the South by Southwest Music Conference: six days (and very late nights) of performances, speeches, parties, panel...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"These Paper Bullets,” the world premiere rock adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” featuring new songs by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the highlights of the six-show 2013-14 season at New Haven’s Yale...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:10 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big bands in small venues -- it's become a ritual at the South by Southwest music festival, where even A-list rock stars recognize the opportunity to launch a new project or heal a wounded reputation. But if Depeche Mode and Green Day...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Through April 7, at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre, crt.uconn.edu
Now that everybody's had a chance to do Spring Awakening, not to mention Hair and Rent, what other modern angry-young-men shows are there for high school or college...