Robyn Hitchcock, the great former Soft Boys member, solo singer-guitarist, and lover of San Francisco, turned 60 this March 3. And guys like him just don't turn 60 without a big party. So in May, the Fillmore will host ¡Viva Hitchcock!: A 60th Birthday Celebration for Robyn Hitchcock, which will br ... More >>
Wilco is a band that makes me hate indie rock fans. Not just because Jeff Tweedy wrote songs just fine before producer/sonic mastermind Jim O'Rourke came along, but because the fickle little bitches ran scurrying immediately after the band started guitar soloing -- sorry, "dad-rocking" -- ag ... More >>
Is it crazy to try reuniting the legendary British band?
An originator of acid rock in the '60s, Tommy Hall used LSD to expand his consciousness. Hes still psychedelic.
By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Yep Roc)
Well, lots of things, actually
The Minus 5
Morose singer/ songwriter Mark Eitzel delivers his best solo record, informed by -- gasp! -- upbeat electronica
Because We Hate You / Let The War Against Music Begin (Mammoth); Underwater Moonlight (Matador)
Mark Eitzel at Hotel Utah, Clit Stop, Arhoolie Records' 40th Birthday