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 >>
Broken Social Scene at Treasure Island last year. Canadian art-rock collective Broken Social Scene is coming to the Bay Area at the beginning of next month for two shows on Oct 1: One at the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, and one at the not-free Fillmore. But while we've grown used ... More >>
Nick Thorburn and Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord last night. Pics by Ian, with apologies for backs of heads.Mister HeavenlyJelHigh WindsDecember 2, 2010@ Cafe Du NordBetter than: [Insert witticism about Michael Cera playing bass in the movies.]And so it came to pass that last night, Michael Cera pl ... More >>
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A cheat sheet of bands from the new Seattle -- that's right, Canada!
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.
Their debut's genius stemmed from their frontman's high anxieties. Now that he's mellowed out, can the Shins follow it up?
What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997