| 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Turn your FM radio on right now and flip yourself up and down the dial. Like the old lady from those old commercials imploring you to find the beef, I'm sitting here asking, "Where's the rock?" I'm not talking the same five Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Coachella just got a bit less grizzled.
Citing "unavoidable complications," Lou Reed announced Tuesday that he has canceled his planned appearance at next month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, scheduled to bring artists including Blur,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Queens of the Stone Age will play Metro on Aug. 1 as part of the parade of Lollapalooza aftershows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com. There will be a two-ticket limit per customer.
The band will follow up the club show with a...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lollapalooza presented festivalgoers with some difficult choices Tuesday when it announced its hour-by-hour schedule for the three-day, sold-out festival. Two headliners a day will play simultaneously at opposite ends of Grant Park: Nine Inch Nails and...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:43 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
It’s been a turbulent six years since the last Queens of the Stone Age album. The difficult birth of “… Like Clockwork” (Matador), which included several stops and starts and at least one major personnel...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:22 AM
The Avett Brothers’ latest album, “The Carpenter,” is built on timeless ambitions. Introspective and mature, it yearns with existential, big-picture poetry about life’s inevitabilities, happy and sad. Much of the banjo-driven boot-...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. The Rolling Sones' 50th anniversady tour at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; Jay-Z's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia and OneRepublic at Musikfest are among more than 50......
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after 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...