As evinced bu my initial take on Tyler, the Creator's Goblin and my final opinion, a lot happens between one's first listen to an album and their final conclusion after taking it in several times. What I love about writing these features is that you get to read my pure, unvarnished thoughts about a ... More >>
Gardens & Villa singer Chris Lynch, 27, keyboardist Adam Rasmussen, 29, and drummer Levi Hayden, 28, met at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. After four years together in a post-punk "noise collage" band, the the three went their separate ways. Lynch hitchhiked to Vancouver in 2007, and after a sta ... More >>
Sad Baby Wolf
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Bottom of the Hill / Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Opening Night
Better than: Seeing The Hold Steady.
Ask a local, or a bring a notebook with you to a show, and they'll tell you: Noise Pop is as much about discovering new music as it is about venue-hopp ... More >>
Christopher VictorioYou could see the Coachella artists... without seeing this.
Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta.
There are many, many good reasons not to go to ... More >>
As far as the Internets go, Doctor Octoroc is the real deal -- he's the animator, composer, and wizard behind more or less every good retro video game parody online, like "Jersey Shore: The RPG," "Game of Thrones RPG," "8-Bit Twilight (Interactive Game)," and more.
Based in Philadelphia, D ... More >>
A proposition: Finding gems of underdogs far down in the CD pile is way more fun than picking the best of anything. Look around at most Top 10 Albums lists this year, and you'll likely be bored by the (admittedly warranted) sameness. Glaze over at our Top 10 soon (there will be some surprises!) but ... More >>
Freelance Whales at the Rickshaw Stop Friday nightFreelance Whales
Miniature TigersPepper Rabbit
November 19, 2010
@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: Going to the zoo to see whales, tigers, and rabbits.
For those of you who weren't quite satisfied by the output of one-album-and-done bedroom electro p ... More >>
Taylor FriedmanRobert Schwartzman, RooneyRooneyThe Young VeinsBlack GoldJune 22, 2010@Slim'sBetter than: Random! punctuationFor the price of seeing Rooney and two opening acts, the audience at Slim's was also treated to half a Panic! at the Disco concert. Black Gold's Eric Ronick and Than Luu wer ... More >>
Helena PriceGuitarists Joe Spargur and Koley O'Brien of the new indie-pop quintet A B & The Sea moved out to San Francisco from Winneconne, Wisconsin at the end of 2008. They came at the suggestion of the Morning Benders to take a serious stab at the music business. It seems to be paying off. ... More >>