8 hours ago | Concert Review
Madonna sure knows how to stage an engaging and spectacular tribute to herself. Not just by hauling out the oldies — Madonna’s vision of herself insists that Madonna is always contemporary, so nearly half her two-hour set at an undersold Xcel Ener...
23 days ago | Reviews
Motion City Soundtrack Panic Stations (Epitaph) Lots of bands run out of new ideas by the time they record their sixth album. That wasn't a problem for Motion City Soundtrack with Panic Stations, due out Friday, because pop-punk isn't about new id...
24 days ago | Concert Review
Teens of multiple genders leaping into one another, swearing, sweating, singing loud (real loud) about drugs — the FIDLAR show at the Varsity Theater last night was the stuff of Joe Soucheray’s nightmares. (“And they can just hop on the Green Line...
1 month ago | Pop Culture
You were in your car one afternoon last month. No one on the Current would stop talking. Both of the new rap oldies stations were three days into a week-long “Gin and Juice” marathon. But you happened to catch KDWB in a rare moment between commerc...
2 months ago | Concert Review
Miguel Pimental lacks the charisma of a natural-born superstar and doesn’t have the easy stage presence of a well-groomed professional entertainer to fall back on. But few artists to emerge this decade sing or write about the intricate negotiation...
3 months ago | Concert Review
Watching Morrissey perform is about as likely to transform a casual observer into an adoring fan as seeing a cross is to convert an agnostic to Christianity. The onetime college-rock idol's sold-out Fitzgerald Theater appearance was as much ritual...