When Aussie singer Clairy Browne hits San Francisco this week with her R&B-rockabilly band the Bangin’ Rackettes — touting their steamy debut, “Baby Caught the Bus,” with its single “Love Letter,” featured in a Heineken ad — it won’t be the first time she has appeared in town. She was here on vacation a decade ago, crooning karaoke in the Castro. Clubs warned her she could only perform one song, she says, on the phone from a South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Read More
Readers of The San Francisco Examiner’s entertainment pages already have been introduced to some of 2013’s soon-to-be-huge pop music artists, from the whimsical brother-sister duo Wild Belle to the stylish rockabilly-techno hybrid Willy Moon.
Next week comes the most remarkable new talent of the year, teenage U.K. folk-rocker Jake Bugg (yes, that’s his real name, not a hipster alias).
But there are more — many more.