Mark Kozelek First Unitarian Church 2/23/13 There are few unforgettable shows I can recall that don't also take in to account more insubstantial factors like lighting, stage presence and the people you happened to see them with. Performers like Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters ma ... More >>
On the 20th anniversary of seminal album Kiko, a look back at Los Lobos' early days
A midlife crisis spawns Keith Morris' new band Off!
Also, Kate McGarry, Enter Shikari, Hype Williams and others
Daniel KohnWiz Khalifa Nokia Theater 10/18/11 Better than...taking bong hits alone. For a couple years or so now, the mainstream hip-hop world has been engulfed with what seems to be a never-ending wave of stoner rap. Over the course of his abridged 75-minute set -- due to the venue's stric ... More >>
When DEVO recently signed a 360 deal with Warner Bros. Records, we were a little baffled. Why, we wondered, would the established band get in bed again with a major when they could do it themselves and not have to split the proceeds with a major? Well, not surprisingly given the band's business ... More >>
Yesterday the California State Lottery and Warner Bros. Records announced a landmark partnership that will place images of the label's vast and ever expanding roster on lottery tickets. Here, we'll let the Cali Lottery explain: Warner Bros. Records and the California Lottery announced today ... More >>
1. Lina Lecaro breaks the story of Jason Shapiro's suit against Swede garage-fellas the Hives. It seems their "Tick Tick Boom" from this year's Get Smart soundtrack sounds suspiciously like his band the Roofies' "Why You?" Same opening riff, same bridge. But ... that's a pretty universal riff. 2. ... More >>
The main thing that the major labels have going for them, and why even the most battle-scarred of them has more "value" than budding minor labels, is due to their combined back catalog. During the fat times of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the labels weren't just selling records but buying other labels ... More >>
New Orleans: The heart of the matter
Good works — and good prices — at the ECF Art Center
Can Elliott Smith save pop music?
Revisited Bob Dylan's secret insurrection