The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons
Live 105's Not So Silent Night
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
Better than: The Not So Silent Night lineup from 10 years ago, which featured Moby, Disturbed, Sum 41, Papa Roach, Good Charlotte, Jurassic 5, and the Donnas. ... More >>
For some reason, I've always managed to ignore or miss Usher. "You Make Me Wanna..." is a classic, of course, but I managed to resist the supposed charms of "Yeah!," "Burn," "Love in This Club," and "Lil Freak." This year the Diplo-produced "Climax" stopped me dead in my tracks. So I'm willing to be ... More >>
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Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week with Notable Guests, Rare Songs, and Lots of Talking
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Popular music is fixated with jumping-off points, springbo ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Phantogram at the Fillmore last night.
November 2, 2011
Better than: Being stuck in a Phantogram music video.
Having made the festival rounds this summer, Phantogram settled into the Fillmore last night just two years after it released its first album. The so ... More >>
Colin Young-WolffWe've seen this before...
The good folks of Identity Festival, which comes to Shoreline this Saturday, don't want to lie to you. Yet despite what they've claimed, they're not the first-ever electronic touring festival ever seen in America. It's merely the first electronic-onl ... More >>
We found out last week, from a variety of tabloidy sources, that 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler are currently -- well, not exactly hooking up, but having intimate conversations in a bar and talking about maybe hooking up. W.T.F. people? We'd like to take this opportunity to pat Chelsea on the back for ... 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 >>
April 29, 2010
Better Than: The ninth season of American Idol remixed by Moby.
It's a good thing that the Flux Summit's bar was situated in the same room as its music critique contest. Nervous electronic music artists needed a stiff belt before auditioning their p ... More >>
Gavin Newsom wasn't the only familiar celeb to be part of The Simpsons' 20th anniversary special last Sunday night. Hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs were in on Homer's action as well. Thes One and Double K--who live in L.A., but we consider localish since they're on Bay label Om Records- ... More >>
Now that the Beastie Boys have pulled out of Outside Lands, announcing the bad news that MCA has to undergo treatment for cancer of the parotid (salivary) gland, the festival has turned to the public to ask what artists should be considered as replacements for Sunday night's big finale. Outside Land ... More >>