Body & SOUL
Better than: I saw a press release this morning that described some Tumblr bass DJ as "deep as fuck and playful as a kitten." The next time someone says something is "deep" to me, I'm just going to nod my head and laugh. You don't even know.
Words are a difficult th ... More >>
With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>
By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO
Rock star, singer-songwriter, producer, interior designer -- now we should add thespian to the many creative hats sported by Lenny Kravitz, who performs tonight (Feb. 14) at the Fox Theater in Oakland. In keeping with the family business -- his mom was the late Roxie Roker, a.k ... More >>
Christopher VictorioU2 in Oakland last night.
June 7, 2011
@ O.co Coliseum [The venue formerly known as the Oakland Coliseum]
Better than: Watching a U2 concert DVD with the volume really high while standing outside with 70,000 other people. (But actually, that's e ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
â€‹AutoluxThis Will Destroy YouGreat American Music Hall9 p.m., $18Not many bands are star vehicles for women drummers. Lenny Kravitz rhythmist Cindy Blackman's jazz trio comes close, but Los Angeles band Autolux' trap-kit pounder Carla Azar is in a class all her own. She plays barefoot at center st ... More >>