It's almost November -- the month when music scribes pull their ears out of whatever Sonic Youth/Public Enemy/Kate Bush playlist they normally exist to and begin cramming for that all-important professional exercise: The annual Best Of list. Picking the 10 or so best new albums of the year and placi ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs on TV!
So this was pretty cool: Not only did the Oakland experimental pop outfit tUnE-yArDs make its TV debut last night on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, but it did it so with the show's house band, which just so happens to be the Roots. With Questlove on drums and Black T ... More >>
Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs: Now safe for TV!
Not every TV appearance warrants a note, but this one sure does: tUnE-yArDs, the Oakland-based art-pop project of one supremely talented lady by the name of Merril Garbus, will make its late night TV debut tonight. This is but the latest in a bre ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs in Oakland
The guys behind local video website Yours Truly have been on a roll lately -- that's partly why they got a special shout-out in our Best Of 2011 issue, out today -- and their latest video continues to roll pretty hard. Regular readers have doubtless noticed our enthusias ... More >>
Tune-Yards' Merrill GarbusWe've already sung the praises of Tune-Yards new album, w h o k i l l, here once before. But today, the whole album's up on NPR for you to stream. We recommend you do. With w h o k i l l, Oakland-based Merril Garbus has blown way past her project's lo-fi roots and i ... More >>