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<p>Musician and poet Lou Reed, seen during 2006 performance in Switzerland, died of liver disease Oct. 27.</p>

REMEMBERING LOU

Nov 20, 2013 9:11am
Lou Reed’s death elicited an outpouring of powerful remembrances from music luminaries. Most focused on his pioneering work in the Velvet Underground, the band that influenced more great punk, New...

MUSIC REVIEWS

Nov 27, 2013 4:11pm
VARIOUS ARTISTSInside Llewyn Davis:OST (Nonesuch)The Coen Brothers rekindled interest in Americana of the 1930s with their 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? T-Bone Burnett produced the songs —...
<p>MINOR ALPS/ Get There</p>

MINOR ALPS

Nov 06, 2013 4:11pm
After guesting on each other’s albums, singer-songwriters Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws found they shared some musical DNA and decided to write and perform as a duo. The resulting collaboration...
<p>ARCADE FIRE/ Reflektor</p>

ARCADE FIRE

Nov 06, 2013 4:11pm
Arcade FireReflektor (Merge Records)The lyrics reference Kierkegaard. The cover features a Rodin sculpture. And not only is it a double album, it’s a concept record. It may sound like the perfect...
<p>California-based rapper Antwon has a punk music background, and grew up listening to everything from Michael Jackson to Metallica.</p>

ANTWON: LOOKING FOR BREAKOUT SUCCESS

Nov 14, 2013 9:11am
Antwon is most often compared to Notorious B.I.G. because the rappers share a fluid flow style spewed from gigantic frames.That’s about where the similarity ends.There’s little gangsta about Antwon,...
<p>Musician and writer Josh Ellis plays the Life Is Shit event on Oct. 26. Ellis was among 16 musical acts that played the NINE-hour event.</p>

ANTI-FESTIVAL GOES TO WEE MORNING HOURS

Oct 31, 2013 7:10am
The anti-festival Life Is Shit raised nearly $300 for charity during the nine-hour event that ran past 3 a.m. Sunday.Sixteen bands took the tiny stage inside the Dive Bar on Maryland Parkway near...
<p>The Dirty Streets play the Gold Spike downtown 11 p.m., Nov. 1. Justin Toland, right, leads the crunching power trio. The 21+ show is free.</p>

HARKING BACK TO POWER TRIO GLORY

Oct 31, 2013 7:10am
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and Rush pioneered the power trio format in the 1960s. But rock fans’ love for bluesy virtuoso wailing away on nothing but guitar, bass and drums peaked sometime...
<p style="text-align:right;">Vampire Weekend walked onstage singing the Velvet Underground&amp;#8217;s &amp;#8220;Sunday Morning,&amp;#8221; in tribute to musician and poet&amp;#0010;Lou Reed who had passed away earlier Sunday.</p>

MUSIC, FOOD, ART, VEGAS

Oct 30, 2013 8:10am
Capital Cities spliced covers of The Bee Gees and Weezer into their set.Beck weaved material from the Queen of Disco and the King of Pop into his own songs.But the most ambitious mashup last weekend...
Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham

Indie music legends Dean & Britta playing LIB tonight, but names not listed

Oct 26, 2013 11:10am
In a curious bit on non-marketing, apparently on the part of Life Is Beautiful promoters, but indie music legends Dean & Britta are playing an unbilled show at the Fremont Country Club at 7:45 p....
Megan James and Corin Roddick of Purity Ring

PURITY RING

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
The band Purity Ring has a non-negotiable rule when asked to play events like Life Is Beautiful.“When we do outdoor festivals, we don’t play in the daytime,” says Corin Roddick, half of the Canadian...

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