| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Chelsea Light Moving
w/ Prana-Bindu, World Domination and Marco Fusinato. $20, 9 p.m., April 6. Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, archstreettavern.com
One afternoon late last February, Trevor Healy enjoyed a most coveted birthday present:...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Galaxie 500 released three records before promptly disbanding in 1991, leaving behind a compact, respectable legacy that has earned praise from Liz Phair and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Much like their revered forebears in the Velvet Underground, it's...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
There's a moment on "Silencing Machine," the sixth full-length studio album from local black metal noisemakers Nachtmystium, where the dark clouds part and things briefly take a more optimistic turn as frontman Blake Judd howls, "Somehow I know...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Growing up in Cheshire, Brendan Toller may have had the hippest mom and dad in town. Both rock 'n' roll fans and record collectors, the elder Tollers raised their boy right and after he’d graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., he...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Musicians often talk about transformational experiences — certain sounds, passages of writing, meetings or conversations, events, the birth of a child — that permanently changed their way of thinking.
It's slightly less common to find a...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It’s hard to believe that James Nares’ STREET — a mesmerizing, 61-minute high definition video, shot in one week on the streets of New York — wasn’t filmed in 3-D.
Nares, 59, a British-born artist, was inspired in part by...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Rock amplifier innovator Jim Marshall died on Thursday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers insight into the importance of the "Marshall stack" as a symbol in rock & roll....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Thurston Moore, best known as the guitarist from Sonic Youth guitarist and our close neighbor to the north (Northampton, to be precise), released the Beck Hansen-produced solo album Demolished Thoughts, an acoustic chamber-pop offering that's lovely in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Nothing lasts forever, especially when it comes to venues offering live, high-quality, original music. Milford's Daniel Street Club will be departing the Earthly realm on January 1 and will be converted into a pizza joint (the building itself was sold)....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Grieves and Budo
with K. Flay. Dec. 6, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, archstreettavern.com
By now, if you're into this sort of thing, you've heard Thurston Moore's gonna play a show at the Wadsworth in January. That's one of Hartford's...