Phoenix Mac DeMarco Monday, April 1, 2013 The Independent Better than: Watching Phoenix play on a giant LCD screen from a mile away. Later this month, Phoenix will headline the second night of Coachella, playing for about 80,000 people. A few months after that, the band will get virtually top bill ... 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 >>
Dave Brubeck, the Bay Area-born jazz pianist who left an indelible artistic and commercial mark on the music, has died. He was 91. Brubeck passed away Wednesday morning in Norwalk, Conn., of heart failure, according to news reports. He was on the way to a regular appointment with his cardiologist. ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions Here they are -- the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever: 20. Cameron Paul Lists of pioneering American DJs often mention the usual suspects in New York and Chicago, but go back to the '70s and '80s and you'll find ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 20 to 16 Here we are with the second installment of our list of the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever. (If you missed yesterday's first edition, check it out here.) Note that to qualify for this list, artists had to have a strong ... More >>
The website Livability today compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the best music scenes that aren't New York, L.A., or Nashville. The results were in some ways predictable (Minneapolis, Athens, Ga., and Portland all made it), and in some ways spectacularly weird: Omitted from the list for no ap ... More >>
Jazz Mafia's Shotgun Wedding Quintet, with MC Dublin in the middle, and Adam Theis on the far right. Whatever you're doing this weekend, we can pretty much guarantee that the members of the Jazz Mafia are doing more. The S.F. jazz collective's hip-hop outfit, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, is serving a ... More >>
Marcus RothStockton boys Pavement in 1999Pavement, the beloved slacker indie rock band, recently added a show in its hometown of Stockton to this year's headline-grabbing reunion tour. Stephen Malkmus, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, and co. will play the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, June 24, th ... More >>
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