Hey, look! Another exercise in presumptive list-making! This edition comes from your rock godfathers at Rolling Stone, who have just declared San Francisco's Great American Music Hall the No. 6 club in America.
Great American Music Hall, you will recall, is the stunning former bordello at 859 O'Far ... More >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the music festival that just won't stop growing. We've posted pieces of the lineup as they've become public -- and thought we'd seen most of it -- but it turns out there have been even more artists added. This week, though, organizers promise that they've finally release ... More >>
The folks over at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are such teases! They've been leaking the lineup for this year's free festival one song medley at a time since late July. And now, it looks like we've got the full lineup -- or at least most of it -- revealed. There are often late adds and sometimes change ... More >>
With the back catalogs of classic artists seeing rerelease with crucial bonus material, and boutique labels specializing in reissues of obscurities for niche consumers, 2011 was a superb year for reissues. There was such a wealth of substantive reissues that it was necessary to exclude some of the m ... More >>
Matt SmithThey Might Be Giants at the FillmoreThey Might Be GiantsJonathan CoultonNov. 13, 2011The Fillmore"We know you had your choice of ossified alternative rock bands, so thank you for flying with us!" hollered John Flansburgh, the gregarious, guitar-playing half of Brooklyn's They Might ... More >>
Nick Lowe at Great American Music Hall last night
Oct. 10, 2011
The Great American Music Hall
Better than: What Lou Reed has chosen to do with his later career, by far.
Although many original punk and new wave musicians delved into American and roots rock later in t ... More >>
Today marks the release of Britney Spears' surprisingly great new album Femme Fatale, whose lyrics -- you may have noticed in single "Hold It Against Me" -- feature a wealth of corny come-ons and played-out playerisms. Do these work for Britney Spears? Do they work on Britney Spears? And more impor ... More >>
Elvis CostelloElvis Costello and Nick Lowe fans, check this out: On October 1, the first night of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' 10th anniversary festival, Costello and Lowe are playing a special benefit concert at Great American Music Hall in which they'll perform -- and, the promoters say, "bash" - ... More >>