Bruce Springsteen, center, in concert with the the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, left, and Patti Scialfa at Madison Square Garden in New York,on January 27th. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

“The subtext to ‘The River’ was time,” Bruce Springsteen said as the E Street Band played a slow, shimmering vamp. “Time slipping away. And once you e(...)

The Strypes (Evan Walsh, Josh McClorey, Ross Farrelly and Pete O’Hanlon) at Electric Picnic, where they left the crowd in a daze. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some bands receive unhealthy levels of hype and acclaim too early in their careers. When impresario BP Fallon took to the stage at Electric Picnic to (...)

Every night on tour, Janelle Monae would walk over to an easel set up onstage and start to paint. Monae was the star turn, a woman who knew that every(...)