The U.K.’s Foals, promoting “What Went Down,” appear at the Fox Theater.  (Courtesy Neil Krug)

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis considers band’s transformation

Yannis Philippakis has paid close attention to how British media has characterized…


Headliners LCD Soundsystem (vocalist James Murphy is pictured) played every tune a fan could ask for at the first day of Outside Lands 2016.  (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outside Lands 2016 Day One: LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Duran Duran, Foals, food

Pity the poor event staff at the Outside Lands Festival. Armed only…


Rapper Big Freedia is bound to get the crowd twerking at Outside Lands on Aug. 6.

A few OSL acts worth investigating

A few tips for those still determining who to see among the…


Courtesy PhotoFoals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis

Diverse modern music from Foals

Karpathos is a minuscule Greek island in the south Aegean sea, 24…

Courtesy PhotoFoals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis