Yes, really. Tom Waits hasn't toured since 2008, but he's just joined the lineup for Neil Young's basically legendary (and basically acoustic) Bridge School Benefit concert, which goes down Oct. 26-27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Waits will only be performing Sunday, Oct. 27, along w ... More >>
My Morning Jacket Shabazz Palaces September 15, 2012 Greek Theatre There's little that the members of My Morning Jacket haven't seen in their now 15-year career. Beloved amongst scene kids and jam-bobbing hippies alike, MMJ seems to have gotten everyone on board with its stadium-sized arrangements ... More >>
Caveman's first Outside Lands set -- Sunday, 2:50 p.m. at the Panhandle stage -- has arguably been inevitable. Sure, maybe it hasn't always felt that way for the band. Last year, the members of Caveman sweated out festival favorite status at CMJ 2011. They put the time and effort in to self-release ... More >>
Our sea legs are still a little shaky from the news earlier this week that Coachella, the annual bare midriff convention of Indio, Calif., is going on a cruise. But then we thought the Bruise Cruise was totally weird. And actually, a cruise boat where Pulp plays and you get to go wine-tasting with J ... More >>
By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO When Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora opened up the archives of her father's copious amounts of unreleased material to Billy Bragg and Wilco back in the late '90s, the union produced two Mermaid Avenue albums chock full of the late Okie's unrecorded lyrics set to new music. The re ... More >>
Are we suffocating from too much music? Two years ago, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin released The Happiness Project, an experimental album that brought together concepts associated with field recordings, sociology, jazz, and phonetics. If you think that sounds pretentious, you're righ ... More >>
Remember Music Beta? No worries, we didn't either. Presumably to combat this very thing, Google just debuted a new music blog, Magnifier. The oldest posts on Magnifier date back to August 10, but it really got going yesterday with a "Welcome to Magnifier" post.
My Morning Jacket at the Fox on Friday My Morning Jacket Everest June 14, 2011 @ The Fox Theater Better than: Smoking some kush and listening to "Free Bird" on repeat for three hours. Or was it 30 minutes? There are a few things that can be easy to forget when considering a My Morning Jacke ... More >>
My Morning Jacket: Has My Morning Jacket come full circle? The title of its latest album would suggest as much. The band has certainly come quite a long way in just over a decade, but it's not as if Circuital is a return to the lo-fi form of the Louisville outfit's quiet 1999 debut on the tin ... More >>
Mick Jagger threw his name into the running for what may become the biggest supergroup of 2011, joining Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Damien Marley, Joss Stone, and A.R. Rahman, composer of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, for what promises to be an eclectic (and hopefully not too terr ... More >>
Last weekend we were all talking about snow, but right now, let's talk about summer. Specifically, that oh-so-summery High Sierra Music Festival, which today announced My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, and Ween as its headliners. This year's festival kicks off June 30 to July 3 at the fairgrounds in Qu ... More >>
Russ Harrington (russharrington.com) for Harp MagazineGrace Potter gets intimate with democracySo you're the kind of person who forgets to vote. And in such a democracy-happy burg as S.F., where voters are asked to weigh in frequently on such trivialities as the mix of recycled material in the to ... More >>
A stage at Outside Lands 2009It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever, but this weekend's big-honkin' music (and wine and food!) festival packs a bicycle basket-full of bands we're stroked (heh, we mean stoked) to see. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of them, plus a few honorable ... More >>
Without any further ado, the full line up for San Francisco's own Outside Lands Music Festival, presented in a very endearing video format brought to by The Eclectic Method.The lineup is not too shabby. Who we're most excited about? Kings of Leon, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Gogol Bordello, Ca ... More >>
Phoenix at Outside Lands: It's Leak-omaniaThis is almost too neat to be an accident. The Outside Lands 2010 lineup was supposed to be a secret until tomorrow, but both Spin and Rolling Stone broke the two-day festival's headliners in issues that dropped last week.SFist has the full run-down on th ... More >>
Joseph SchellEdward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: festival favoritesMore music news today for festicationers: Sasquatch! Music Festival laid out its lineup last night at a party at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe. This Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-31) the indie rock caravans will head to Washington's ... More >>
Carlton Melton, Silver Pines, Pure EcstasyWednesday, Jan. 6, 2009The HemlockBetter than: A-frame rockWhen I invited my friend Scott to hit last night's Hemlock show, I explained that openers Carlton Melton played music they described as "dome rock." "Does dome rock mean everyone in the band is ba ... More >>
Dan MonickAdam Stephens, the singing/guitar-playing half of Two Gallants, has been working on his solo debut recently. He's been recording down in Los Angeles with producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, The Shins, White Stripes), with MMJ's Patrick Hallahan on drums, and a couple other nota ... More >>
Party smarter, not less, in 2009.
By Noah W. Bailey Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>
Evil Urges (ATO)
Because of the Times (RCA)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller
M. Ward creates a Post-War state
The Fast Rise and Fall of the South
My Morning Jacket's stunning new album marks a step forward for the atmospheric country band
Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care
Monsters of mope come to Berkeley: M. Ward, Bright Eyes, and Jim James. Old 97's are hotter than Ryan Adams.
EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth taking note of.
It Still Moves
My Morning Jacket may have a big new label, but its haunting brand of country remains as comfortable as ever
At Dawn (Darla)