| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst.
It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game.
Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters.
The latest edition,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Ross had come to South by Southwest, as indeed he goes most places, to boast.
"I just celebrated my fifth No. 1 album," the Miami rapper said Saturday night at the Fader Fort. Last week, Ross's so-so "Mastermind" debuted...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's.
Chances are you didn't hear about Side...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Fans of the Strokes have had reason to get excited this summer. Lead singer Julian Casablancas recently led the often-incompatible collective’s first two shows in New York state since late 2011, and the group is set to take on LA’s FYF Fest in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Karen O is set to release her first solo album "Crush Songs," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' lead singer announced Wednesday.
#CrushSongs will first be available pre-release as a ltd, special edition vinyl on @CultRecords http://t.co/OzKVaeLARS--
Karen O (@...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This year's FYF Fest lineup looks like it could be a Coachella bill.
The annual punk-ish festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2011 partnership with Goldenvoice, and the headliners for the Aug. 23 and 24 event reflect that. Onetime...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The reaction on Twitter to the new Strokes single has not been especially good. In fact, opinions of "One Way Trigger," which appeared on the band's website Friday, seem to be tending almost entirely toward the negative.
"aaaaahhh!! just listened to new...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:06 AM
*** (out of four)
A decidedly more '80s version of The Strokes shows up for "Comedown Machine," the New York outfit's fifth major release. How '80s is this record? It's so '80s that there's actually a song called "'80s Comedown Machine." It'd be a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Journalism — especially that of the pop-culture variety — has endured all sorts of blows in the last five years: layoffs left and right, publications getting shuttered, checks being slashed. But when all seems utterly dark and the stray vapors...
| 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...