Twenty-five years ago today, Johnny Marr disappointed over-thinking 9th graders everywhere by loudly, abruptly leaving The Smiths to begin the journeyman second act of his career. Marr has since continued honing his impeccable ax chops with bands like the The The, The Cribs, and Modest Mouse. Singer ... More >>
Over the weekend, NPR intern Emily White raised a stink -- and a very forceful retort from musician David Lowery -- by saying she'd purchased almost no music in her life, even though she considered herself a huge music fan. She meant to illustrate her doubt that young people will ever be convinced t ... More >>
A deep collective sigh could be heard from the world's indie music fans last year when LCD Soundsystem announced its breakup. The decision left many wondering where members like James Murphy, Nancy Whang, and Pat Mahoney were going to take their careers next. While some joined bands such as !!!, oth ... More >>
Is there a better time for indie-pop than late spring? Clearly not. Sunshine and lovebirds are why S.F. Popfest goes down around Memorial Day; for 2011, the festival is expanding to five days of three-chord whimsy from 25 bands. It's a solid-as-hell lineup, too: the big stunner for us are Ir ... More >>
Mount KimbieMary Anne HobbsNastyNasty(and more)September 25, 2010@ Public WorksBetter than: messing around with Reason yourself.A thousand years in the future, when live instruments are a thing of the past and music is strictly made by robots with nothing but wires and laptops, I wouldn't be ... More >>
Aaron Axelsen is one DJ who has been around the S.F. club scene longer than I've been able to legally enter it. The guy has an unparalleled talent for picking up on acts right before they're about to break, and he spins those bands on his various club nights (Popscene, Leisure) and as a DJ on Live ... More >>
Ted Leibowitz: the John Peel of Internet radio.
An avid Net radio listener shares what she´d miss about the station that cracked her musical code
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They're San Francisco's hottest garage band -- in Los Angeles, anyway. Will their hometown give them the respect they deserve?
The Run For Cover Lovers walk the thin line between love and hate
The subversive charms of Warm Wires' clever, strange, catchy rock
Mates of State fashion new sounds from age-old conversations
Are the Fairways destined to be overlooked in their own country?
Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg juggles growing up with his band (which isn't breaking up) and starting a local rock label