We’re giving you a one-day heads-up on this one. Want to see one of 2012’s most promising new acts today? Or this Friday, actually, at San Francisco’s Popscene? Read More
The idea to form a band first occurred to him at the tender age of 10, swears Daniel Balk, frontman for a picked-to-click little New York combo called The Postelles, who play Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop tomorrow night, celebrating the release of their self-titled debut disc. And he didn’t outgrow it. Read More
It’s only a seven-second moment in a song that’s 1 minute 23 seconds long. But the guitar bridge that explodes in the middle of “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” — the punk anthem that opens the dazzling debut from Britain’s the Vaccines — is everything that’s great about rock in one condensed, joyous burst. Read More
Matthew Murphy was not expecting a sophomore jinx.
His Liverpool, England, power trio the Wombats had easily conquered the U.K. Top 40 with their Buzzcocks-bratty 2007 debut, “A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation,” and delectable hits such as “Kill the Director” and “Let’s Dance to Joy Division.” Read More
Punky Norwegian rocker Ida Maria has a rare condition called synesthesia, which allows her brain to register sounds as colors. Read More
Anyone heading down to Popscene this Thursday to catch new UK soul/hip-hop sensation Plan B (more on him later this week) should take pains to get there early, around 10-ish, to catch his equally red-hot opening act, Eliza Doolittle.
The British sensation – nee Eliza Caird -- is backing her self-titled neo-vaudevillian debut, and overseas smash hits like “Skinny Genes” and “Roller Blades.” Read More
It’s Maja Ivarsson like you’ve never seen her before.Signed to a two-year contract for hair care company Sebastian Professional, the frontwoman for Sweden’s new wave-ish The Sounds is now the face for the Color Ignite collection, in a striking print ad. In it, the black-vinyl-clad singer has her brow furrowed and her dukes up, and her long blond locks are a swirl of cotton-candy-ish colors. Read More
It’s taken a while for snarky UK punk-pop combo The Wombats to find its footing again after its 2007 debut “A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation.” Read More
You might mistake the moniker for an acronym, like Museum Of Nebraska Art. But no, the little Nashville band called Mona (that’s making big waves overseas) is nothing so highbrow. But they’re certainly enigmatic. Read More
The event name says it all. Tonight, Aaron Axelsen’s long-running local club night Popscene is throwing a “Farewell to 330 Ritch” Dance Party to bid a fond adieu to the location that’s housed their events for 12 incredible years. Read More