As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
Robyn Hitchcock, former frontman of British psych-pop band the Soft Boys and purveyor of his own rich, brilliant, and deeply weird universe of solo songs, turned 60 this March 3. And while Hitchcock was celebrated in London, his friend Colin Meloy, leader of the Decemberists, thought American audien ... More >>
You won't be seeing a lot of Billie Joe Armstrong in person these days -- the Green Day singer is currently in rehab working on some substance abuse issues. But the Oakland rocker's pretaped appearances on NBC singing competition the Voice began airing last night, giving us a first look at how the p ... More >>
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, 35 years ago today. A lot of incredible things have happened since then: political stuff and science stuff, mostly. But the post-Elvis development that wows us every time we're reminded of it is the launch of a little S.F. music blog called All Shook ... More >>
This husband-and-wife duo sets a course for indie-pop sweetness.
A Celebration of Hunger (Birdman)
Bob Mould and Paul Weller each have new records that prove they're as vital as ever -- without their old bands
Indie icon Conor Oberst grows up -- and blows up
There are some benefits of big-city gentrification. Jesse Malin's brilliant new record is one of them.
Musicians, Teddy bears, and drive-ins: our eclectic local movie scene
The vocal wizardry of Bjsrk and Jeff Buckley