Naytronix is the solo project of Nate Brenner, best known as being the bassist of Oakland art-pop heroes tUnE-yArDs. We've gushed previously about the freaky electro of Naytronix's first EP, which came out this spring, and here is a new video for "Robot," the first single off Brenner's solo debut, D ... More >>
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Tim Burton meets Bobby McFerrin meets Slash meets strobe-induced seizure.
Whereas Monday night's live score by tUnE-yArDs at the Castro Theatre was somewhat restrained, front woman Merrill Garbus let loose for her ... More >>
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Castro Theatre
Better than: Silent films without a score (and tUnE-yArDs without a guitarist).
"You get to look at our behinds," tUnE-yArDs frontwoman Merrill Garbus said as the five musicians onstage turned their backs on the audience to face the screen. Seco ... More >>
Hey, you'd be smiling, too.
Let the Bay Area pride fly: According to the the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, whose results were released late yesterday, the best album of 2011 was made by none other than Oakland funk-pop outfit tUnE-yArDs.
Yep, that's best album, period. The ... More >>
Merrill Garbus in the mirror
Those of you hoping for a repeat of the "Bizness" video's ultracute crispness may be disappointed -- tUnE-yArDs' new "Gangsta" video is a black-and-white bricolage of Garbusian whimsy. Captured, we're guessing, on tour with Merrill, Nate, and the Bay Area gang, th ... More >>