| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Here's to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed, licensed or folded into a future marketing plan, but the losers in this vicious cycle earned more...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Vevet Underground drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker reflected on friend and former bandmate Lou Reed in an appreciation published this weekend by British newspaper the Observer. Reed, 71, died in October of complications from a May liver transplant.
| Oct 28, 2013
J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf is a musical chameleon. Not in the way of David Bowie or Neil Young, who simply try out styles indiscriminately, but in the way of someone who truly loves music and sees no difference......
| Dec 9, 2013
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Oct 30, 2013
Check your local PBS listings over the next week — the network has announced that it will be re-airing the 1998 American Masters documentary Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart nationwide Oct. 31 at 10pm ET. Select PBS stations, including the WORLD...
| Feb 28, 2014
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......