It’s about how you align yourself in the world of music and where your loyalties are, and basically I don’t have any.
Quite frankly, I’m not a giant lover of the majority of today’s music. I love lyrics and I can hardly understand them. I love melody and I can’t find it.
They’re not going to get, you know, like, a Justin Bieber record that has two hits on it and then, like, eight confusing songs that make you feel like you need to take a shit.
Philip Glass on Collaboration, Minimalism, and Joanna Newsom, SF Weekly
Graham Nash Returns to S.F. With Crosby & Nash, SFGate
Beach House's Victoria Legrand Says Justin Bieber's Music Makes Her Need to Take a Shit, SF Weekly
Gillian Welch Performs at the Warfield with First Album in Eight Years, SFGate
Phosphorescent: Matthew Houck Battles Burnout, SF Chronicle
City Scenes: John Vanderslice plays Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs,' SF Chronicle
Fleet Foxes: Folk music resonates a new generation, SF Chronicle
With Great Success Comes Great Responsibility: Gotye's Rise to Fame, Huffington Post
Cass McCombs: Troubadour Lets Music Do the Talking, SF Chronicle
Chilly Gonzales the Musical Genius on Failure, Satire, and Working with Drake, SF Weekly
Vetiver: Folk Act's Album is Like the Outer Avenues. SF Chronicle
The Bay Bridged Fifth Anniversary Show, SF Chronicle
I happen to be in the minority when it comes to indie music’s love affair with St. Vincent...a high-drama, strobe-heavy light show that felt at times like one of those clinical trials that tries to induce headaches
For an artist who often seems like she’s taken one too many valiums, Lana Del Rey elicits a weird range of emotions. First came the embrace. Then the backlash. Then the backlash to the backlash. At this point the LDR sensation just feels like whiplash.
The band sounded incredible. And that’s coming from someone who couldn’t pick any Grateful Dead players out of a lineup, save perhaps Jerry Garcia (and that might only be recognition from a certain ice cream carton).
tUnE-yArs and St. Vincent Explode Minds and Corneas at the Fox, SF Weekly
Blahna Del Rey or Lana Del Rage? Local Ladies Weigh In on Lana Del Rey, SF Weekly
Lana Del Rey Impresses Skeptics, Delights Fans at Amoeba SF, SF Weekly
Bob Weir Reunites with RatDog at Tamalpais Research Institute, SF Weekly
Paul Simon at the Greek Theatre, SFGate
Stevie Nicks at the Fillmore, SFGate
King of Flop: Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson IMMORTAL World Tour, SFGate