Long the beneficiary of overly generous indie-rock buzz, Canadian New-Wavers Wolf Parade has released a new album that gives greater justification for the hype.
Sheryl Crow hit all the right notes and played nearly all her greatest hits at Wednesday night’s concert at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. But it was her two onstage guests who demonstrated that passion goes a lot further than professionalism into making a performance exciting.
With their latest disc, alt-rockers Weezer try to lay claim once again to their legend as masters of power-pop hooks. Unfortunately, the new songs show a weakening vision of how to marry their high-art aspirations and dreams of stardom.