1. The British indie rock band Bloc Party recently became the third act in the RadioBDC "Live in the Lab" series.  Watch and listen.

     
     
  2. drwanderlust:

    Charles Bradley tore down the house.
    Ryan Gosling watching said house being torn down in the background, up in the risers.

    -Dr.

     
  3. Coldplay rocks the house at TD Garden

    Coldplay was so clearly meant for arenas that it’s hard to imagine how it arrived there in the first place.

    (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)

     
  4. CD REVIEW | R&B

    Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”

    The R&B singer’s major-label debut is a bold declaration from an artist who finally feels free to express himself.

     
  5. IDEAS

    When computers listen to music, what do they hear?

    A new generation of scholars is turning music into data - and uncovering truths beyond human ears.

    (Globe Staff Digital Illustration)

     
  6. For the rockers of the Baseball Project, it’s all about the game

    The band, which plays the House of Blues Foundation Room on Saturday, writes emotionally sympathetic songs on often complex topics that revolve around the national pastime.

    (RENATA STEINER)

     
  7. MUSIC REVIEW

    Roger Waters creates an even cooler ‘Wall’ at Fenway

    Waters’s stadium-size version of the production he first launched two years ago in arenas is a dramatic improvement to the show’s inherent sensory overload.

    (MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  8. SCENE & HEARD

    ’90s slow-core pioneers Codeine return

    Codeine was a Sub Pop band during the heyday of alternative rock, and carved out a small niche that created its own legacy.

    (NUMERO GROUP)

     
  9. Roger Waters brings epic ‘The Wall’ tour to Fenway Park

    One of the biggest tours ever undertaken comes to Boston, but for Roger Waters, “The Wall” is as intimate as it is epic.

    (SEAN EVANS)

     
  10. CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

    Before he was mayor of Margaritaville…

    At 65, Jimmy Buffett is in a class of musicians whose early work has been overshadowed by what came after it.

     
  11. ALBUM REVIEW | POP

    In latest, Fiona Apple dares you, and you listen

    "The Idler Wheel …," Apple’s first album in seven years, is pop music as self-flagellation.

    (CHAD BATKA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES)

     
  12. Laura Marling defies age - and expectations

    The British singer-songwriter’s allure is wrapped up in both her prodigious talent and people’s incredulous reaction to it.

    (KARL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES FOR COACHELLA)

     
  13. MUSIC REVIEW

    Dave Matthews offers a sometimes predictable yet fiery mix

    Dave Matthews Band’s return to regular touring brought it to the Comcast Center, where the band pushed familiar songs into new spaces.

    (CHAD BATKA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES/FILE)

     
  14. Herb Reed, Platters founder, dies at 83 

    The last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group passed away in a Boston-area hospice. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

     
  15. MUSIC REVIEW

    Radiohead set rocks with warmth

    - You do not go to see Radiohead to get the warm fuzzies. Afterall, the pioneering British modern rockers build layer upon layer of chilly, fidgety, electrospiced guitar rock that swirls around like cool vapors, seeping into your brain and moving your booty.

    (ROBERT E. KLEIN/AP)