Along with contemporaries and countrymen Kraftwerk, pioneering German electronic music group Tangerine Dream stands as one of the most influential acts to ever plug in a synthesizer. Founded by keyboardist/guitarist Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream got its start creating ferociously psychedelic ... More >>
Swag!Believe it or not, "Digital Underground" used to mean something other than that secret server farm 400 feet beneath South Park. Want proof? This just in from the Good Records blog, via Tumblin' Erb: Cities of Dope, an expertly mixed and surprisingly instructive hour of Bay Area rap.Jonny Pay ... More >>
Luis ChongThe sixth outpost of Henry's 1970s original opened in the old Granada Cafe space in the Excelsior.Established restaurants continue to expand in the Bay Area. We recently visited the newest location of Henry's Hunan, its sixth. Henry's is one of the oldest continuously family owned a ... More >>
Amadou & Maryam Believe it or not folks, there are other things happening in the entertainment world besides the seemingly endless Michael Jackson media feeding frenzy - which should have concluded with his memorial service and BET tribute. Here are a few: 5. Amadou & Mariam opening for Co ... More >>
It's that time of the year to pit the best Bay Area high school bands against each other in an ultra-mega Battle of the Bands. 20 bands will take stage at the Sleep Train Pavilion for the May 9 and 10 semi-finals, and only ten will advance to the May 17 finals. Click 'More' for a list of all bands c ... More >>
So local superstar Davey Havok and his AFI friend Jade Puget cut a gothtronica album for the 92.7FM set. You're going to need a doctor's notice to get into Popscene 8/30 for this hot, heavy party. -d2 August 15, 2007 For Immediate Release BLAQK AUDIO U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED CexCells Out Now on Inter ... More >>
Menomena June, 8, 2007 The Independent Better Than: Ezra. Download: "Wet and Rusting" from their Myspace. It's pronounced 'men-ahh-men-uhh', people. Like the word 'phenomena.' Menomena, phenomena. Get it right. The Portland indie rock trio lacks the best name in West, but they overcompensate by br ... More >>
Oakland's Coup takes political rap to the next level
Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles
Said Nuseibeh's photos evoke a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived together in peace
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?