Niki & the Dove Vacationer The Independent Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 Better than: Any hour of a DJ set on Saturday night. Niki & the Dove are surprising. Their newest album, Instinct, released in 2012 after two years of music video promotion, is a perfect example of compact, danceable electro-pop. ... More >>
Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>
Just when you think nothing particularly funny happened in the music world, Third Eye Blind comes out with a new record. That's not the punchline--the joke is in Rob Tannenbaum's droll defense of the band, written for New York magazine's Vulture blog. Sample "praise"? "In hits like 'Never L ... More >>
Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>
Soren Solkaer StarbirdSan Francisco's giant music marathon, Outside Lands, announced its lineup this morning, capping its press release with headliners like Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, and, yes, Dave Matthews Band hitting Golden Gate Park between August 28-30. Also in the ... More >>
By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>
Bands reunited, sock-stuffing legends, and chanteuses from Charo to Chaka? It could only mean summer sounds in the Bay Area!