Music

Dianna Agron Trades Glee-ful Energy for Dylan Cool at Cafe Carlyle

“For years I was on a TV show where I sang high all the time,” Dianna Agron tells the crowd at the Cafe Carlyle — referring to her years playing Quinn Fabray on Glee). “It...

Love Music? Tune In to the iHeartRadio Music Festival

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of the biggest in the business, and unites talents across the spectrum for an all-star show that will be recorded September 22–23 in Las...

Lust for Life Sheds New Light On Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) The smoky-voiced songbird has returned from a two-year hiatus with her most expansive album to date, with 70 sprawling minutes and...

Fans Are Pumped for a Rebel Heart DVD from Madonna

She is the best selling female rock artist of the 20th century, the only female act to be Billboard’s highest-grossing tour twice in just three years and the musician with the...

Tori Amos Goes Internal with Native Invader

Tori Amos Native Invader (Decca Records) On this, Tori Amos’ 15th studio album, the veteran presents more questions than answers. She explains herself thusly: “The songs on...

Grizzly Bear Makes Music for a Worried World on Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins (RCA Records) The longstanding indie darlings break new ground on a sensational, dynamic major label debut effort. Emerging from Brooklyn in the early...

Steve Grand: Let’s Hear it for the Boy, But Watch the Hands, Willya?

Steve Grand is used to the idea that some find him as appealing for his looks as for his music. He’s always gracious and happy to pose for photos after the show, as he...

Green Day’s Revolution Radio Tour: Punk, Pop and Politics

Preeminent punk rockers Green Day released their most recent album “Revolution Radio” late last year, and they’ve followed up with a massive tour that will see them...

Music Recommendations: Mark Aaron James

This year, out musician Mark Aaron James released an album, — My Mighty MAJick Stick — which was billed as “the first album to only be physically distributed via USB...

The Cranberries Linger over Their Hits on “Something Else”

The Cranberries Something Else (BMG) The Irish quartet’s latest release offers unplugged and orchestral versions of the biggest singles from throughout their...

Mary J. Blige Survives Divorce with the “Strength of a Woman”

Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman (Capitol Records) The legendary R&B diva returns with her 13th studio album, which chronicles her recent divorce from her longtime manager...

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto Fake Sugar (Virgin Records) The former lead singer of beloved indie band The Gossip effortlessly combines pop, rock, funk and blues on her debut full-length solo...