The lineup for the 2012 Bridge School Benefit concert is out! Big names for this year's benefit include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Guns N' Roses, the Flaming Lips, Jack White, and Foster the People. The annual concert -- which helps support the educational institution for individuals with severe sp ... More >>
Maybe you've heard about Radio Rewrite? It's the next orchestral piece by Steve Reich and is due to premiere in London next March. With Radio Rewrite, Reich hopes to remake two Radiohead songs. Which begs the perfectly fair question: what makes Reich any different from your housemate's shitty band?
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Well, it's almost the weekend, and it's time to start figuring out what there is to do. At this point, you've probably heard all about the massive (and controversial) rave scheduled for this Saturday at the Oracle Arena, so we won't mention it. Instead, we've prepared a shortlist of four sure-fire e ... More >>
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>
Music criticism is as much an affliction as an occupation -- especially these days, it's far more reliable as a sickness than a paycheck. Things Music Critics Hate is an occasional series that will attempt to diagnose and explain the broadly shared beliefs and biases that shape the landscape of musi ... More >>
Foster the People: Not bad. But also not that good.
Music criticism is as much an affliction as an occupation -- especially these days, it's far more reliable as a sickness than a paycheck. Things Music Critics Hate is an occasional series that will attempt to diagnose and explain the broadly ... More >>
Roger Waters can't hear the kids, but they're shouting, "Dude, rock 'n' roll is dead!"
It's not ageism, people -- this blog reviewed Roger Waters' performance of the Wall in Oakland last December and found it humongous, riveting, and revolutionary. To call the Wall a classic rock document is ... More >>
Foster the People at the Fillmore
Foster the People
Oct. 14, 2011
Better than: Seeing Maroon 5 in concert (and they're not bad)
There was a gigantic "Woo!" from the crowd at the mere sight of Mark Foster walking across the stage while instruments were being set up. In a f ... More >>
I've been everywhere with the San Francisco band Girls: Love 'em, hate 'em, find them overhyped, find the detractors overly cynical. I think they like it that way. Girls' hugely-acclaimed 2009 Album blew me away for a week. Then I found myself having trouble rekindling that need to hear it a ... More >>
Yes, we know, everyone loves Spotify (even us). Yes, we know, free music is really sweet, and we feel pretty spoiled for even bringing this up. But Spotify has a ways to go before it's our favorite music app. Here are five things about the new-to-America streaming service that are kinda sucky ... More >>
We pop music critics are wired in such a way that articulating a love for Aja and Scott Walker is significantly less difficult than articulating the love for the person we share a toothbrush with. We're a revolting phylum, I know. However, one notable exception is Rolling Stone editor Rob Sh ... More >>