| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Nickelback has no official connection to the big-screen version of “Rock of Ages,” but on Friday night at Staples Center, it was hard not to think of the just-opened movie musical -- a flashy-trashy dramatization of the 1980s hard-rock scene.....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If you release a wine before its time, it's not so fine. In the early 90's when the band Nirvana and grunge music out of Seattle was blowin up, I spoke with the rock band Candlebox during my KLOL days. After selling more than 4 million copies of their...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:31 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
After a seven-year hiatus, alternative-rock-era veterans Garbage return with their fifth studio album, “Not Your Kind of People” (STUNVOLUME), an earnest attempt to recapture the magic of 1995.
Back then, the quartet ran...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:36 AM
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston University student who was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet says he will continue fighting the penalty, despite the Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear his...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Jenny Owen Youngs
w/ Mirah and Jaymay. $12 advance, $14 doors. 7 p.m., Nov. 11. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespace.tk.
As a frivolous pop song, "Call Me Maybe" happily aspires to be nothing more than that....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Twenty years after Nirvana's last show in England, the Foo Fighters closed out the Reading Festival in Leeds last night—and, according to Grohl, it was the Grammy-winning rockers' final concert for the forseeable future.
"Well, well, well, the f--...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:00 PM
A van decorated by famous Seattle rocker Kurt Cobain sold on eBay Tuesday for a sprightly $24,701.
According to the eBay seller purpledogmusic_0, the van, a 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal, served as well-known Washington punk band the Melvins' first "touring...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Christopher Paul Stelling
w/ Brian Dolzani. Free. 9 p.m., Sept. 12. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, barnightclub.com, manicproductions.org
As Christopher Paul Stelling recalls how he acquired his first guitar — a hand-me-down received at 8 or...
| Jun 24, 2012
It is said that a band is only as good as its drummer. Not only do drummers serve as the anchor that keeps the rest of the players in time, they also provide the essential foundation upon which most songs are built.
The one thing most rock drummers...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The Melvins Lite
Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com. $18, $15/advance. with Tweak Bird.
There's nothing "lite" about the Melvins Lite lineup playing at Toad's Place this Wednesday night. It's...