Music critics are misleading you. Their lists are cataloged lies. The greatest single of all time is not "Fight the Power," or "Love Will Tear Us Apart," or "Johnny B. Goode," or "Anarchy in the U.K.," or "Billie Jean." The deception is strategic; uncovering the truth would only upset their caref ... More >>
The website Livability today compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the best music scenes that aren't New York, L.A., or Nashville. The results were in some ways predictable (Minneapolis, Athens, Ga., and Portland all made it), and in some ways spectacularly weird: Omitted from the list for no ap ... More >>
Update: Aaron Siuda, vice president of marketing at Live Nation Northern California, says that his firm generally does not report ticket sales to Pollstar. But he said if it had provided numbers, the Fillmore would have been in the Top 10 clubs on the Pollstar list. (Shoreline, also a Live Nation ve ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously.
Behind the buzz: The
subject line of the publicist's email mentioned something about Tom Waits' saxophonist,
but the magic name of Ralph Carney
dispelled any incipient attack of the whatevs. I mean, we're not talking ... More >>
The Hag will make you eat that gee-tar, hippiesMerle Haggard may contain multitudes, but he tends to feel just one of those multitudinous things at a time - and to feel it so hard and pure that he seems to have forgotten all the previous things he's felt that might not square with it.
Perha ... More >>
Hijabs and hoodies - an Abercrombie fashion faux pas. A Hollister County store worker is planning to file a lawsuit in San Francisco Monday against the store's parent company, Abercrombie & Fitch, for firing her when she refused to take off her Muslim headscarf, or hijab, while on the job.Han ... More >>
From their recent album release Permalight and a supporting tour to shooting music videos in the Salton Sea, the dudes of the Bay Area's very own Rogue Wave are pretty busy to say the least. As a solid staple on the indie music agenda, their fifth album doesn't cease to disappoint with familiar ... More >>
EKAphotographyGet Well Soon, Mike
Our thoughts and prayers go out to musician Michael Franti, who was hospitalized last week for a ruptured appendix and had to undergo emergency surgery. The timing was especially poor, as it forced Franti's band Spearhead to bow out of four scheduled concert ap ... More >>
What would it sound like if, instead of being shackled to a computer right now, you were sprawled out in a poppy field, your brain in a kite moving to a slight breeze above your body? Who really knows, right? But if I was gonna guess, I'd say Tulsa band The Lava Children come damn close to producing ... More >>