Deltron 3030 (the trio of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala) and the powerhouse duo of E-40 and Too $hort are the local names representing the Bay Area at this year's hip-hop megafest Rock The Bells, which returns to Shoreline Amphitheatre this August 25-26.
This year's lin ... More >>
Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant
Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, might have had last year's then-obscure album as Lizzy Grant off the market after it floundered on iTunes for two months, but sure enough, it has resurfaced. And the record puts a lot more body under the myth and the controversy tha ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Voxhaul Broadcast's Timing is Everything
Behind the buzz: These Orange County brats hit L.A.'s Silverlake rock scene a couple of years back and the buzz was reaching apiary pitch as I departed for the calmer pastures of the Bay Area. Online spoor indicate ... More >>
Ian S. PortGroove Merchant owner Chris Veltri with a rare record.Chris Veltri stands behind the cluttered wood counter at Groove Merchant record store. Dressed in a navy peacoat and Levis, with sandy blond bangs draped over his blue eyes, he watches three customers browse his small Lower Haight s ... More >>
Method Man/Red ManAugust 16th, 2009
By Noah Sanders
Better than: Watching How High sober.
Last night's Method Man/Redman show could've been swiped directly from the two veteran rapper's significant mid to late-nineties heyday. Everything was there: the clouds of weed smoke funnel ... More >>