The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.
While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as in frail, but vene ... More >>
We asked singer, songwriter and leader of his own partially eponymous rock band, Ted Leo, how he might describe his music: Is it indie-rock? Or, really, just rock? Punk? Or pop? Politically charged? Or laden with emotions?
Like most musicians -- especially internationally recognized touring art ... More >>
Despite the name, Brooklyn band The Hundred in the Hands isn't a great, big, sprawling indie-pop orchestra. It's just two people -- singer-keyboardist Eleanore Everdell and guitarist Jason Friedman -- and a whole arsenal of sequencers, pedals, and assorted black boxes.
In September 2010, this d ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>