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Cartier launches short film ‘Painted Love’

Cartier — they’re not just about those shadowy jewelry/fragrance commercial anymore! They’ve…

Wolf Gang will lead next British invasion

Sometimes it takes a while for a British music phenomenon to finally…

Lissy Trullie is more than just another pretty face

Yes, she happened to be the personally chosen model for the new…

Time for a crash course on The Fleshtones — they’re coming to SF

Fans have fought for it — now it’s finally happening. New York’s…

Imperial Teen is back from five-year hiatus with new album

It’s been nearly five long years since their last fourth album, “The…

Need to scratch that ‘Hee Haw’ itch? Check out Lulu Roman’s website

Ever watch those great “Hee Haw” reruns on the RFD Channel and…

Dave Stewart, Mark Simmons release iPad app called ‘Creativity’

Dave Stewart calls it “an eye-opener into the world of possibilities where…

XL Recordings opening up stateside web store

Fans of the ultracool British imprint XL Recordings, rejoice! The chic imprint…

Courtney Taylor-Taylor pens graphic novel, releases Kraftwerk-like LP

Hats off to Dandy Warhols anchor Courtney Taylor-Taylor — he’s pushing his…

The Cure set to release live album of Isle of Wight performance

Those groovy ghoulies The Cure seem to be on a spooky live-album…

Beastie Boys releasing special limited edition ‘Hot Sauce’ on Black Friday

It isn’t Record Store Day, exactly. But music fans are being urged,…

Catch Hayley Mary and The Jezabels at the Rickshaw Stop tonight

As soon as she was old enough, Australian singer Hayley Mary and…

Katy Perry debuts new video on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Long gone are the days when an artist would simply release a…

Lucinda Williams bringing her best to San Francisco’s Fillmore

Like most artists tooling through town, alt-country crooner Lucinda Williams has a…

Lindi Ortega just goes with her heart

She has been tagged “Toronto’s best-kept secret.” But that situation should swiftly…

The Bats have flapped back into the belfry with new album

Another reason to be cheerful. New Zealand’s brainy chime-rockers The Bats have…

Candy Dulfer goes ‘Crazy’ with bold new experiment

At first, she might seem like one more “whatever happened to?” candidate.…

Susanna Hoffs sounds off on Bangles reunion album and tour

Oh, the irony. All through the ’80s, when Susanna Hoffs was scoring…

Antony of Antony and the Johnsons fame has huge extravaganza planned

Mercury Prize winner Antony — of Antony and the Johnsons fame —…

Cameron Crowe collaborates with Jonsi from Sigur Ros for ‘Zoo’ soundtrack

After a long time away, director Cameron Crowe is back in fighting-form…