Aug 21, 2014 — California will host two major events this week: First City Festival and FYF Fest. Do they fill a gap left by Coachella? And is making a festival rock-centric a good way to draw concertgoers?
Aug 8, 2014 — Women were crucial members of 1990s alt-rock. As the '90s revival reaches its peak, are we giving those musicians enough credit today?
Jul 17, 2014 — For four days in the Superdome, the Essence Festival conjures an alternate universe where mature R&B performed by seasoned veterans is elevated over material aimed at teenagers.
May 14, 2014 — The sound made famous by legends like Giorgio Moroder is showing up on Grammy-winning pop albums and major-label remixes, but is the renewed attention on disco anything more than nostalgia?
May 13, 2014 — Tori Amos fans understand her music in elemental terms. To celebrate Unrepentant Geraldines, her excellent new album, we asked five of them to pinpoint the elements that make her so unmistakable.
May 9, 2014 — The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.
May 5, 2014 — After an eight year absence, the release of a new Mobb Deep album would be notable enough, but it's the bonus disc of previously unheard sessions for The Infamous that send this package over the top.
Apr 23, 2014 — The Las Vegas production of Shakespeare's The Tempest features music by Tom Waits and direction by the usually silent magician Teller, who you can hear speak (!) about the production here.
Apr 15, 2014 — Two writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much, and along the way, lay out the new rules for thinking and writing about pop.
Apr 8, 2014 — One of the founders of Barcelona's Primavera Sound on booking adventurously, lazy promoters and what he wishes sponsorship looked like.