Sep 12, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

The residents of West LA had a harder time than usual maneuvering their vehicles home during rush hour on Wednesday August 31st. Glass Animals, who released their second album, How to Be a Human Being, the week before, were participating in a Tumblr IRL event in that neighborhood's legendary The Village recording studios.  More

Sep 08, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

FYF Fest is in its 13th year, and like most preteens it's been going through some awkward growing pains. Transitioning from downtown's State Historic Park to the Coliseum in 2014 was no small feat and that year had it's fair share of hiccups (massive lines to enter the grounds, the indoor stage that quickly turned into a fire hazard, and the labyrinthine journey to get from one stage to the next, etc.). More

Aug 11, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

On a Saturday night in Philadelphia, Garbage brought the rock.


Jul 20, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

The sun shone brightly for entirety of this year's Montréal Jazz Festival, right through until the festival's close, when the skies turned grey and rainy. It's a nice metaphor for just how much the two weeks of music that the event brings to town utterly transforms the lives of everyone in the Quartier des Spectacles and beyond.

Jul 19, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

Two and a half hours. 50 songs. People were complaining it was $35 a ticket but break that down and it's 23 cents a minute, for two and half hours of Pure Rock 'N' Roll. Robert Pollard's still got the pipes and the poses. And made great use of them without any sign of flagging during the entire striped-white-jet-powered show. More

Jun 28, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

I've said this to many people over the years, but The Stone Roses remain Manchester's favorite sons. And so, as it was with 2012's Heaton Park gigs, that love and devotion means that the city suddenly stops when they show up to play.  More

Jun 09, 2016 Live

If the sun comes up and I still don’t want to stagger home, then it’s the memory of our betters that are keeping us on our feet.” When James Murphy wrote “All My Friends” he might not have been thinking specifically about the Primavera Sound festival More

Jun 07, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

Like Stax soul remade for the 21st century, Hannah Gill & The Hours truly packs a punch.