UPDATED: April 19, 2014
The Hold Steady and Deer Tick turn the House of Blues into a scream
The Hold Steady puts the parties in perspective on 'Teeth Dreams'
The Hold Steady are back at the killer parties, wiser for the years and just as interested in the mischief and heartbreak that can come with a good time.
Keith Richards reveled in old favorites on 'Stone Alone'
Free of his famous band and even his most famous instrument, Keith Richards found solace on some old standards in these rare solo sessions, all captured on a bootleg.
Beck returns to a distant sound on 'Morning Phase'
Treading back through emotional territory he hasn't traveled since 2002's Sea Change, Beck delivers a new album full of somber lyrics and lush instrumentation.
Band of Horses strips down and steps out on 'Acoustic at the Ryman'
Capitalizing on a pair of shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, Band of Horses takes the opportunity to give their songs a makeover in the retro setting.
Chasing the Sun: How Oasis crossed oceans with 'Definitely Maybe'
To mark 20 years since the release of Oasis' classic debut album, we present a long-form e-reader tracing the highs, lows and lasting impact of Definitely Maybe.
Mark Lanegan's haunting career receives a fitting retrospective
Running from his first solo recordings on, Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 sums up the brilliance of Lanegan's work in three thrilling albums.
Band of Horses continue their acoustic experiments in Somerville
The setting waas perfect for Band of Horses to continue mining the territory on the recent Acoustic at the Ryman, recasting their back catalog in an intimate setting.
Lee Ranaldo's guitars speak for themselves in Boston
Supported by his band The Dust, Ranaldo channeled his vision of the pop song through clouds of guitar bursts and sonic noice in Allston's Brighton Music Hall.
Queens of the Stone Age burn through Boston's Agganis Arena
Holding the crowd in the palm of one hand and puffing through a cigarette with the other, Josh Homme and company mauled their way through an arena show. It was beautiful.
Music and message share center stage with Pearl Jam in Hartford
In the process of playing another marathon concert in Connecticut, Pearl Jam wasn't afraid to step up and let music convey the gravity and joy of real life.
Searching for answers, 20 years after Kurt Cobain
On April 8, 1994, we realized that Kurt Cobain was gone. We've been searching for meaning in that ever since. Nick Tavares looks into what that's meant for him
Turning discomfort into art, via 'Blonde on Blonde'
Bob Dylan has no interest in conforming to expectations, and that spirit fueled some of his greatest work, from Blonde on Blonde to his Never Ending Tour today.
Joe Cocker and friends provide a rainy day soundtrack
Scouring the bargain bins on a rainy weekend resulted in finding Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood and an absolute treasure of an album.
Remembering Scott Asheton, drummer of The Stooges
Scott Asheton will be remembered by many people for many reasons. Nick will remember him for every ridiculous thing he heard The Stooges play, live and on record.