There’s just no stopping Damian Kulash and his kooky Chicago combo OK Go. Tonight — believe it or not — the boundary–pushing video conceptualists will be performing their kaleidoscopic latest (“All Is Not Lost,” with Pilobolus) live on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which airs at 9 p.m. And — given the exacting nature of its choreography — it’s a one-time –only affair. Haven’t seen it yet? Read More
With the release last week of their new third album “Ritual Union,” it’s time we made note of one of our favorite electronic outfits, Gothenburg, Sweden’s textural-soundscape masters Little Dragon.
As always, it was a truly DIY affair, home-recorded at their old live/work space the Seal Colonie. “We were all about writing in our space, our bubble,” notes exotic vocalist Yukimi Nagano.
“We haven’t really recorded in any fancy studios – we’d rather be in our own junkyard.” Read More
This weekend will bring a slew of bands to San Francisco for the Outside Lands music festival, but you can kick off the festivities one day earlier in Golden Gate Park by visiting the California Academy of Sciences.
Each Thursday, the Academy holds a NightLife event, and this week it will feature musicians that will be playing at Outside Lands. Read More
Let’s all just admit it — he could be simply clanking a cowbell onstage instead of manning his usual hi-tech electronic arsenal, and we’d love the Grammy-nominated artist Deadmau5 anyway, just for those ever-morphing giant mouseheads he sports up there. Read More
When ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones — with his old bandmate Paul Simonon — guest-starred on the recent Gorillaz album “Plastic Beach,” the experience proved much more inspiring than he’d initially expected. Read More
Fans of Best Coast bandleader Bethany Cosentino may think she’s just a lovable, surf-obsessed stoner who loves tweeting everything you ever wanted to know about her cat, Snacks (who’s pictured on the cover of the group’s recent debut, “Crazy For You”). Read More
Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura might be known for his unique musical voice, both as Lyrics Born (the moniker under which he plays Yoshi’s in San Francisco this Saturday, presenting a show called Continuum, celebrating James Brown, Curtis Mayfield and other soul greats) and Latyrx, his duo with Lateef The Truthspeaker, which hits Outside Lands this year. Read More
Arcade Fire, Muse and Phish will take the stage in Golden Gate Park this August as part of the fourth Outside Lands music festival, according to event organizers.
The headliners are among more than 60 bands and musicians scheduled to appear during the three-day festival, which runs Aug. 12 to 14. Read More
OK, here it is. The bulletin you’ve been waiting for. Read More
It’s been a tough couple of years for raspy-throated Beastie Boys rascal Adam “MCA” Yauch. Read More