The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bottle Rock Napa Valley
Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery.
Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
The Grammy Awards are dull and insipid every year, but at least for the last two years the Recording Academy managed a few surprises: In 2011, Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, providing a climactic reality-check for thousands of indie partisans; in 2012, the awards attempted to both grapple with t ... More >>
Since the Bay Area obviously doesn't have enough music festivals already, there's a new one coming -- to Napa, of all places. The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley festival will run May 9 to 12 and has booked a huge slate of big-name pop-rock acts, including the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Furthur, th ... More >>
One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down.
Despite the relentless wind, heavy fog, and numbing temperatures, we saw plenty of good moves last weekend -- and some ridiculously silly enthusiasm from certain crowd members. (It helped that Big Boi stuck to p ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON
The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>