| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:10 AM
"That's all we got," said Max Norton, drummer for Benjamin Booker during a sidewalk chat outside Schubas, scene of a blissful sonic crime.
It was the aftermath of a roiling tempest called "Have You Seen My Son," a reading that skirted that fine line...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments.
Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.
Jack Stoughton Jr.,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:40 PM
My, Lorde, you sure can sing — and swear too.
In case you missed it, the precocious New Zealand teen with the unique voice — and the performing style she copied from Joe Cocker — helped induct Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Singer Lana Del Rey has recently found herself in a rather gloomy spotlight.
After citing Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse as her heroes, the 28-year-old New York native recently stated in an interview with The Guardian that “I wish I was dead...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the Seattle Police Department has released a trove of unpublished photographs from the scene of the Nirvana frontman's 1994 suicide.
Some of the pictures are simply sad and harrowing;...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Rock 'n' roll has a way of romanticizing the tortured and the libertines, especially ones with a little poetry in them.
Singer Greg Dulli, whose band Afghan Whigs returns Tuesday with its first new album in 16 years, "Do to the Beast," clearly has a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:02 AM
To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family
KAA Publishing; 176 pages
Every so often I encounter people who claim to have mystical perceptions — a classmate who insisted that he once lived in a haunted house and saw the devil...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The lead cut on the new Pixies album is called "What Goes Boom?," and one answer to that question is the Pixies' other albums.
Formed in Boston in 1986, this smart but savage guitar band did as much as any to invent what became known as alternative...
| Apr 11, 2014
'The Jesus Lizard Book" is a beautiful document of a band that wasn't afraid to be abrasive, chaotic, brutal and, sometimes, ugly. A sharply designed coffee-table book for a band that left bruises wherever it went — most of them on the tiny but...