Mom and Dad are baby boomers. Though they're not just any kind of boomers. They are an underrepresented type, a minority voice within their generation. My parents never liked Bob Dylan and thought the White Album was too weird. So the 1960s that Mom and Dad passed down to me was different from the o ... More >>
The problem with being famous and getting special treatment everywhere you go is that you sometimes forget that rules actually apply to you. Yes, music stars, we know you think you're more important than the rest of us plebeians, but make no mistake about it: In the eyes of airport security, you're ... More >>
The jukebox at the Last Call.The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. So ... More >>
It's home "crowds" like these, in a stadium with all the charm of botulism that spurred Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff to seek greener pasturesDo you know the way to San Jose? It's a good bet that more Americans know that snippet of the old song (written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwi ... More >>
Through beguiling contrasts and magical moments, Jolie Holland has emerged with a singular, elusive sound
"Alloy Orchestra," "Bardot a Go-Go"
"Benefit for East Timor," Pulley, Casino Royale, Freakwater, and Outdoor Cinema
How can Burt Bacharach make a comeback when he never went away?
Afro Solo gives voice to the work of several fine performers; The Boys From Syracuse deflates Rodgers and Hart's intent
Moby's Everything gives techno a soul; PJ Harvey dissects spiritual longing