Category: Pop

Swimsuit Issue’s Miles Garber goes from modeling to music

When vocalist Miles Garber was thinking about a name for the drone-pop outfit he formed with Trash Talk guitarist David…

2 days ago

Treasure Island Music Festival returns

After a year--long hiatus, the Treasure Island Music Festival has returned for its 11th year. Only now, the two-day music…

5 days ago

Folk rocker Laura Veirs writes songs and children’s books

Two years ago, nine albums into her classy career, Portland folk-rocker Laura Veirs got a surprise career boost. Oregon transplant…

6 days ago

Franz Ferdinand retreats to clubhouse to make ‘Always Ascending’

Clubhouses are of paramount importance to any solid gang. That’s why Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos put a lot of…

7 days ago

MGMT back in action with pop and ‘far out moments’

Andrew VanWyngarden admits it now. After his art-rock duo MGMT (with longtime college chum Ben Goldwasser) had the hits “Kids,”…

1 week ago

Michael Feinstein marks five years at the Nikko

Michael Feinstein is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his San Francisco cabaret room with positive vibes. “It’s been a joyous…

1 week ago

Editors’ Tom Smith enjoys ‘important’ family time

Befitting his spooky, resonant singing voice, Editors band leader Tom Smith often has relied on arcane lyrical influences. For example,…

2 weeks ago

Laid-back Spain inspires George Ezra’s second album

When composing his latest album “Staying at Tamara’s,” soulful British crooner George Ezra didn’t experience pressure following up his 2014…

2 weeks ago