If I had to pick one story in all the history of music to illustrate everything I love and hate about pop, I would choose the one about Veronica Bennett and her one-time partner, Phil Spector.
What's great about Bennett and Spector is the music they made together: "Walking in the Rain," "Why Don't ... More >>
SolangeKelelaTuesday, Feb. 4, 2013The IndependentBetter than: Sitting at home listening to early Janet Jackson records. All the cool kids came out of hiding last night to hear Solange play the hits off her new EP, Truth. The Independent's usual passive crowd was replaced with a bustling sold-ou ... More >>
Oakland's Hottub's got its start rather randomly three years ago, and has quickly formed into one of the Bay Area's biggest draws. Although the press occasionally mistakenly tags the band as an all-girl group, the female MC's of Hottub--Nicole Feliciano (aka CoCo Machete), Amber Griffin-Royal (ak ... More >>