MUSIC REVIEW
Everything balances out for Aerosmith 
No matter how battered or broken the band has appeared recently, it soared through a homecoming Monday at the TD Garden.
(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

MUSIC REVIEW

Everything balances out for Aerosmith

No matter how battered or broken the band has appeared recently, it soared through a homecoming Monday at the TD Garden.

(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

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)

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)

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)

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)

BOOK REVIEW
'My Cross To Bear' by Gregg Allman 
- The story traces the wild and sometimes troubled life of the rock musician.

BOOK REVIEW

'My Cross To Bear' by Gregg Allman

- The story traces the wild and sometimes troubled life of the rock musician.

MUSIC REVIEW
Alabama Shakes earn their buzz at Paradise 
- The group took the raw material of their album, "Boys & Girls," and blew it up to widescreen proportions in front of a sold-out crowd.

MUSIC REVIEW

Alabama Shakes earn their buzz at Paradise

- The group took the raw material of their album, "Boys & Girls," and blew it up to widescreen proportions in front of a sold-out crowd.

Bad Brains brings its positive punk back to life 
- Since 1977, Bad Brains, who plays a sold-out show at the Paradise Rock Club Monday, has inspired innumerable musicians and proved impossible to duplicate.

Bad Brains brings its positive punk back to life

- Since 1977, Bad Brains, who plays a sold-out show at the Paradise Rock Club Monday, has inspired innumerable musicians and proved impossible to duplicate.

BOOK REVIEW
'Seeing the Light' by Rob Jovanovic 
- The book chronicles the history of iconic 1960s band Velvet Underground.
(JIM DYSON/GETTY IMAGES/FILE 2007)

BOOK REVIEW

'Seeing the Light' by Rob Jovanovic

- The book chronicles the history of iconic 1960s band Velvet Underground.

(JIM DYSON/GETTY IMAGES/FILE 2007)

Playing at full volume at South by Southwest 
- More than 2,200 bands played official showcases at the music festival, not including all the ones who showed up to play day parties and anywhere else with an electrical outlet.
(RAHAV SEGEV FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Playing at full volume at South by Southwest

- More than 2,200 bands played official showcases at the music festival, not including all the ones who showed up to play day parties and anywhere else with an electrical outlet.

(RAHAV SEGEV FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Gwar makes good theater 
- The troupe’s arrival to the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday is just one more indicator that the mayhem-making dudes have earned a bit of cultural respect.

Gwar makes good theater

- The troupe’s arrival to the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday is just one more indicator that the mayhem-making dudes have earned a bit of cultural respect.

BOOK REVIEW
'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown' by R.J. Smith 
- This book, written by a a veteran music journalist, is a detailed and engrossing portrait of an immensely complicated man.

BOOK REVIEW

'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown' by R.J. Smith

- This book, written by a a veteran music journalist, is a detailed and engrossing portrait of an immensely complicated man.