| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Queens of the Stone Age singer-guitarist Josh Homme towers over his band, the audience, his music. He’s an imposing figure in no-nonsense black shirt and jeans, with a scarf dangling from his back pocket like a tail or a talisman. He exudes don&...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Queens of the Stone Age is perhaps the definitive rock band of the 2000s. After a near-12-year hiatus from touring in Miami, Queens returned to the Fillmore on Feb. 5, 2014 — making a marked re-entrance into the South Florida rock scene.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:56 PM
One pleasant surprise Pop & Hiss experienced at Coachella this year was the return of Franz Ferdinand, which played a taut, energetic Saturday-night set that made us realize how much we'd missed the Scottish dance-rock dukes.
The band hasn't put out a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The two women of Deap Vally are really bummed out by the idea of a walk of shame. You know, the ritualistic morning skulk back home after hooking up with someone you probably won't call again.
They're not torn up about the hookup part, though. It's...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Some bands are better than others.
Chord by chord, line by line, beat by beat, hook by glorious hook, none is as convincing in 2013 as the Queens of the Stone Age. Even their codas kill.
The 6,000 heads moving in lockstep unison Saturday night at the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The images flash with the rhythms, each a visual love letter to the woman at the center of her new video for "Applause." Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Then, just when you most expect it -- more Lady Gaga. "I live for the applause, applause, applause,"...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Close your eyes. Erase your mind. Forget about Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and the various extracurricular activities that have hobbled singer-guitarist-romantic John Mayer’s reputation off the playing field. Breathe, and think about the guitar while...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Alex Turner knows how it looks: A young British rock band, widely admired for its unflinching depictions of a pub-crawl demimonde, finds huge success at home, then packs up and moves to sunny Los Angeles just as it's on the verge of becoming a kind of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The band hasn't specified the venue, but Arcade Fire said Tuesday it will play a concert in Los Angeles at an outdoor location on Oct. 29, the same day its highly anticipated new album, "Reflektor," is due in stores.
The show is part of MTV and Intel'...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
For the first time, part of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concert will be streamed live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 26.
This year’s lineup includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Waits,...