By J. POET The Grammy Awards usually generate an tidal wave of press releases aimed at congratulating the usual superstars for their achievements. This year, there was a refreshing bit of controversy when singer-songwriter Linda Chorney was nominated for Best Americana Album for her Emotional Jukeb ... More >>
"I feel 2012," says Bay Area rapper Andre Nickatina, " will be a big dope year. Not necessarily for me, but for people doing and selling dope. This video is a dedication to that." Um, okay. Well maybe you can help us make sense of this slightly weird new clip from Nickatina (formerly known ... More >>
Classical music moves out of the concert hall and into the cafe. [The Bay Citizen] Local music blog the Bay Bridged, now five years old (!), is holding its annual fundraiser/birthday party this weekend. [The Bay Bridged]
John Vanderslice and Magik*Magik's Minna Choi Magik*Magik Orchestra Artistic Director Minna Choi explains why she likes working with rock bands. [The Bay Bridged] Haha: Will.i.am can't remember his own crappy lyrics. [SF Gate]
billcosby.com In a segment from a season 1 episode of "The Cosby Show," the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference to the deafening music playing on daughter Sondra's ... More >>
R.E.M. loves net neutrality! A group of musicians that includes R.E.M., Jackson Browne, The Roots, Moby, and OK Go has sent a letter to the FCC urging legal protection for net neutrality, the principle (and current reality) that all information can travel equally quickly on the Internet.The FCC i ... More >>
Buffalo SpringfieldLiveNation today announced the lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit -- Neil Young's annual show for the school he helped found for his son -- and, well, wow: In addition to the regulars, the classic '60s outfit Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for the show, minus t ... More >>
In Store spotlights San Francisco's quirkiest, most beloved, weirdest, and/or otherwise-most-interesting record stores. Our city's unmistakable friskiness and cultural capital emanate from those dusty, creaky, hard-to-find, money-losing, insanely huge, hilariously small, and often-crowded (at lea ... More >>
Mates of State @ Cafe du Nord The ingredients of Mates of State are so simple and few -- drums, organ, two voices, the infectious glow of marital bliss -- that you'd think the band would be treading water after five albums. Quite the opposite: The ever-harmonizing pop duo of Kori Gardner and Jas ... More >>
What are your thoughts on Christopher Cross? Hall & Oates? Men with beards so tickly that kissing them makes you giggle? If you answered with a blush to any of these mentions, get thyself to the Attic on a Tuesday night, where you'll be swimming in soft rock with the Sailing DJs. Much like their u ... More >>
Delving deeper than you ever wanted to go. This week: cult leaders and their tunes, starring G.I. Gurdjieff.
Indie icon Conor Oberst grows up -- and blows up
Things we were obsessing about on Dec. 29, 2004
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Unfortunately, the best thing about this solo monologue is the tunes
Holiday Event Lisitngs
Singer/songwriter Sonny Smith has a lot to say about the odd twists of life -- and an interesting way to say it
Excuses for Travellers (4AD)
After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally
Two new collections from Berkeleyites Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.
Gimme Indie Rock
Casting a Wide Net, What, No Journey?, Oh, Wait -- Here's Journey
Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet
Building a Better Body at the 28th Annual Session of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery