I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when built with a loving hand they can turn a ... More >>
The long-awaited Flaming Lips musical -- titled Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots -- will debut on November 6 at the La Jolly Playhouse in Los Angeles. When the project was initially announced in 2007, Aaron Sorkin was attached as a writer. But when the play became entirely sung-through, he dropped of ... More >>
It is possible that no band maintains a more complicated relationship with punk rock than Green Day. Ever since the group's breakout Dookie, its existence has been paradoxical, a flow chart that alternately asks, answers, and dodges questions about the grand concept of punk. According to the gang me ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Roger Daltrey Peabody Opera House October 8, 2011 Better Than: Any band you've heard since John and Keith were here. It could have been an expensive disappointment, an awkwardly painful reminder that life moves too fast and people get old and it sucks. But in the thick of it, it was hard to think ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, October 8. $53 to $123, Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market Street.