| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight.
The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:06 AM
Anson Morris, told this his band Broken Mouth Annie has a sound that is hard to define, immediately announces that this is a good thing.
The best way to describe the six-piece band is with that increasingly vague word "alternative." Broken Mouth Annie...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:15 AM
The piano trio format — acoustic piano, double bass and drums — has been a part of jazz for decades.
Bill Evans' modest output from 1959-61 with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, spanning only two studio recordings and a pair...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:48 PM
Dallas Taylor liked to say that he made his first million — and his last million — by the time he was 21.
The rock drummer was a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums and...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:52 AM
The fractured, 28-year history of Scottish indie-pop duo The Vaselines, in brief: In the mid-'80s, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee were a couple in a band. They stopped being a couple and then stopped being a band, with only one full-length, 1989's "Dum-...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Green Day, Lou Reed and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Stevie Ray Vaughn are among the 2015 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning.
Just as Lehigh Valley Music said they should be.
Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In the course of designing scenery for "The Whipping Man," South Coast Repertory's upcoming play, Tom Buderwitz discovered that "period piece" wasn't quite an adequate term.
That ought to be "periods," plural.
After researching Georgian architecture...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:17 PM
In this flattened music world, old and new rest alongside one another, equally valid files within databases that have little regard for chronology. Finely tuned search engines scour for recent uploads unconcerned with recording date, vintage or genre....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have had what you'd call a bumpy relationship.
As the singer-actress herself told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Tuesday night, "We used to really like each other. And then there was 20 years where we sued each other."
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:09 PM
On a 66-degree night in Glendale, a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered on the grass and around the fountain at the Americana at Brand, many singing along word for word to Boyz II Men songs released in the 1990s.
It was a testament to the legacy...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...