| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a mere two weeks away, so those looking to impress with underground knowledge better start cramming.
Few souls are more in demand than geeks armed...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Imagine Dragons offered something for every mainstream taste Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena. Channeling commercial trends from the past five years, the Las Vegas band's innocuous 95-minute concert came across like a hits-formatted radio station...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Got discerning taste? Interested in digging in the digital crates for the best music available in the cloud? Then you've no doubt been targeted by Beats Music in the past few months.
The much-hyped streaming service is the latest entry in an...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Dave Grohl was on his way to rehearsals for a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" when the panic set in.
"Suddenly it hit me: Maybe I ought to listen to the record again before...
| Apr 11, 2013
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......
| Jan 27, 2014
A lot of people in cyberspace Sunday night were loving on the performance of Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons on the broadcast of the 56th Grammy Awards. And fair enough, the duo performance of Lamar’s “M.A.A.D. City” and Imagine...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:39 AM
The Foo Fighters, who already are scheduled to close the Lollapalooza festival Sunday, also will play a more intimate concert Saturday at Metro.
Tickets went on sale without much fanfare Thursday at etix.com and sold out within minutes. The concert is...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 2:02 AM
Pearl Jam didn’t design the first of its 20th anniversary concerts Saturday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre with the casual fan in mind.
Instead, the 2 ½-hour, 28-song set in front of a packed house was one for the diehards, a celebration of some of...