Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Better than: A good portion of the soul music we lazy Americans make these days.
So: for like the billionth time, the British are coming, enacting step No. 9,384 in their dastardly plan to sell all our own exports back to us. Most r ... More >>
Slow Hands performs Friday at Beatbox
The holidays are rapidly approaching and, if you're anything like us, you're probably getting pretty stressed. If that's the case, take some time out for yourself and decompress at one of this weekend's many offerings. Here are four solid options for goin ... More >>
Mad Professor is a Dubapalooza this Friday
This weekend a large, organized mob will occupy Treasure Island. But unlike some other occupations going on in the country, this one is in the name of music -- the annual Treasure Island Music Festival arrives this Saturday and Sunday. The festival i ... More >>
Ted BoisThe answer, my friend, is blowing in my hair
In the past ten years or so, there's been a proliferation of "bands" that are essentially one person, and whoever accompanies him or her on an album/tour. Perhaps it's a way for performers to "distance" themselves from being pigeonholed by a ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
Rap impresario and motivational speaker Sean "Puff 'P. Diddy' Daddy" Combs wants you to have a festive, funky, and above all, thought-provoking Valentine's Day. Which is why he and his femmetourage Dirty Money have just released the eminently Kierkegaardian LoveLOVE vs. HateLOVE mixtape, a handfu ... More >>
When I met with band todayokay at Dolores Park Café, it was hard at first to picture the laid-back bunch producing the enormous sounds on display on their EP, All This Weaponry. Even the band's seemingly benign name doesn't quite fit with the affrontive album title. But as its members each chim ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Tallest Man on Earth and The NursesThe IndependentMay 09, 2010Better than: Pie. But not momma's homemade pie. Nothing beats that.Here are a few things fans who came to The Independent learned about The Tallest Man on Earth:- He knows how to make music. From the moment h ... More >>
Justin BieberNot sure if he's speaking from experience, but Broke Ass Stuart posted a list of the music you should never play when you've brought your date back home to make it. At the top of his list is The Dave Matthews Band followed by any music that blatantly has "sex" or "getting it on" in t ... More >>