| May 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Actor-musician Macaulay Culkin was hoping to bring a few slices of humor and pizza in his comedy cover band the Pizza Underground’s performance at the Dot to Dot Festival over the weekend in Nottingham, England.
But the audience apparently didn&...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:05 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Of the 2,000 bands and artists at the South by Southwest Music Conference, very few will become pop stars, and the vast majority will remain obscure. Most would be glad to attain "cult artist" status, the double-edged musical life...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The Tiger Lillies’ Martyn Jacques possesses one of the more remarkable voices in popular music, a buttery falsetto that evokes the yearning beauty of Jimmy Somerville and Bronski Beat, a sound perfectly calibrated for the SoBe-style dance-club...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Two-thirds of the Police -- guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland -- will be reunited on Sunday to talk about their role in Amnesty International’s benefit concerts at the world premiere of “Released!” a new concert film...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Neil Young turned up in Los Angeles on Wednesday night at a hilltop mansion in Silver Lake that hosted the annual benefit concert for the Silverlake Conservatory music school, the event spearheaded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, singer Anthony...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:31 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday night while the youth were out chasing the next revolution and the lemmings were packing the Hype Hotel at South by Southwest, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosted a crowd comfortably removed from the chaos who...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A cigarette dangles from the mouth of art iconoclast Dave Hickey as he cracks open the door of the Presidential Suite at downtown Los Angeles' Ace Hotel. Coffee cups, reading material and cigarette butts litter the room, which is dark except for one low-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:48 PM
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On Oct. 16, 1992, many of rock music’s biggest names gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a 30th anniversary concert salute to the greatest songwriter of the rock era, Bob Dylan....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Call it a tale of two sets, with the story being that both were compelling, but one better than the other. When 1990s alt-county rockers Cowboy Junkies played Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center on Thursday, it split its concert into......
| Mar 16, 2014
| 12:16 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — The theme of this week at SXSW has been chaos and exhaustion, both literal and metaphorical. After Thursday morning's tragedy, which left people here unsure if they should even care about music and drinking anymore in the wake of it,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Forty is old for a string quartet but not ancient. The Budapest String Quartet, founded in 1917, lasted 50 but with no original members after its first 15 years. The Juilliard String Quartet has been around since 1946, and its founding violinist, Robert...