| 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-...
| 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....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with the surviving members of Nirvana at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last April, it was perfect, in every sense but one: Jett herself — strange but true — hasn't been...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:29 AM
“Foo Fighters Sonic Highways”
10 p.m. Friday, HBO
*** (out of 4)
Early on in the first episode of “Sonic Highways”—the new HBO documentary series from the Foo Fighters premiering Friday—guitarist Pat Smear sums...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For his eight-episode HBO docuseries "Sonic Highways," creator, director, executive producer, Foo Fighter and professional cool-older-brother Dave Grohl has hatched a novel premise: With his band and producer Butch Vig in tow, he travels to eight...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:55 AM
After the credits roll on the premiere of HBO’s new series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on Friday, the band will take the stage for a special concert.
The premium cable network has teamed with Facebook to present “Foo...