Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Better than: Going all the way to Coachella to see them!
If you don't know about Sparks, here are the essentials:
- The band is led by the two Mael brothers. Ronald on keyboards and Russell on vocals.
- They have been around for 40 years and have released 2 ... More >>
Today, I opened Spotify for the first time since spring. Waiting in my inbox was a playlist thoughtfully compiled by one of my closest friends. She sent it to me in August. Now, almost 70 days have passed. In that time, we've spoken on the phone nearly every day and met up at least a couple dozen ti ... More >>
Today marks the U.S. release of the debut album from Django Django, a Scottish foursome with one of the most interesting sounds in indie rock. Like a collision between the pastoral and the futuristic, Django Django's songs blend clean, pared-down guitars and acoustic percussion with digital producti ... More >>
While previous diagnoses of the death of disco have come off as somewhat premature in the wake of countless rivals, it now seems we're a step closer to a definite end. Donna Summer, the vocalist known as the "queen of disco," has died of cancer at the age of 63. A five-time Grammy award winner, her ... More >>
Sugar and Gold has been giving retro-futurist pop a funky home in San Francisco for over five years now. The upbeat tunes that comprise the quintet's repertoire epitomize the "free love"/"if it feels good, do it" nature of our city. Now, three years after the release of Sugar and Gold's sultry, s ... More >>
Greg WilsonWe're happy that San Francisco is embracing the timeless sounds of disco more and more on a broader scale. Gone are the days of having to listen to your Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder records at home, dancing alone while your cat watched. The late-'70s is making the rounds again in o ... More >>
Casy and BrianThings seem slightly quieter than usual around town. Maybe it's because people are gearing up for Noise Pop's impending craziness, or perhaps San Francisco just partied a little too hard over the Valetine's Day weekend. Regardless, we're still here in full force with a host of event ... More >>
By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>