As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual clothes on, miraculously), Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, P ... More >>
By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
Listen while high: Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter FramptonBehind the buzz: Seventies glamor-boy guitarist Peter Frampton's offloads his "Comes Alive 35" tour into the Warfield Thursday night. Once blond and vacantly angelic, the star served a long apprenticeship as pop pinup and hard rock guit ... More >>
The Legend: One of Gibson's signature Les Paul guitars The Associated Press has reported that guitar innovator Les Paul died today at the age of 94, from pneumonia-related complications. Paul helped to popularize the electric guitar in the 1940s, and his use of multitracking, overd ... More >>
The Indian Tower
A quarter-century ago, the Weirdos jump-started West Coast punk. Now they're back.
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Pete Miller is a rock 'n' roll legend -- or at least he should be
Red Line (Thrill Jockey)
After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally
After Hours Clubs, John Vanderslice, Missing Apples at the Fillmore, and Jello Biafra
Temporarily in Los Angeles working on a movie, Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek still doesn't know when his next record's coming out