It's the last day of Coachella. Your last chance to smuggle in drugs, possibly get caught, possibly make things easier on yourself in court later, and possibly be out on bail in time to see some more good shows. But which stages are the best? The sound quality varies widely, so much so that where ... More >>
New Order, Ishi Palladium Ballroom Friday, October 12 The lead-up to Friday night's sold-out New Order show was dense with social media's critical musings, especially that this was not the real New Order, due to the absence of bassist Peter Hook. There were claims it would never be as good as the b ... More >>
Tribute bands... ugh. From Jason Bonham's Zeppelin Experience to Peter Hook's, I guess, Joy Division Experience, the tribute band is a big sad ball of has-been. Or in Bonham's case, a never was.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>
Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)
The Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan could have chosen academia. Instead, he chose to rock.
Inside ex-Smith Johnny Marr's new band, the Healers
Get Ready (Reprise)
The Chemical Brothers' beats may be rockin' fewer blocks, but they won't Surrender
The Chemical Brothers