2012 was a fertile year for Bay Area rap, a time when the intellectual, the brazen, the sexed-up, and the chilled-out all took center stage at one point or another. There were songs that inspired dances, songs of Bay Area pride and protest, and more of that straight mack flow that still bumps around ... More >>
Last week, a small group of media and radio contest winners were invited to San Francisco's Studio Trilogy, where such diverse musicians as Kronos Quartet and Lady Gaga have recorded, for an exclusive listening party to hear Chapter Five, the forthcoming album from R&B star Trey Songz.
Besides lett ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyBritney Spears at HP Pavilion on Saturday
June 18, 2011
@ HP Pavilion
Better than: Not crossing a two-man religious picket line on a Saturday night in order to (apparently) celebrate fornication, homosexuality, and general hell-raising.
"God hates Britney ... More >>
Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials with nary a wasted note. The ... More >>