Pop Music & Jazz

Doobie Brothers come to The City via Nashville

In all his years with The Doobie Brothers, singer-guitarist Tom Johnston –…

 

Emmy the Great inspired by sunshine, literature

As the self-proclaimed artist Emmy the Great, Emma-Lee Moss had hit a…

 

Ingrid Michaelson’s ‘Lights Out’ defies tough times

There are moments of sheer folk-pop bliss on Ingrid Michaelson’s latest CD…

 

Ingrid Michaelson’s ‘Lights Out’ defies tough times

There are moments of sheer folk-pop bliss on Ingrid Michaelson’s latest CD…

Smooth soul from James Davis

When she was young, before she acted on TV’s “Moesha” and in…

Smooth soul from James Davis

When she was young, before she acted on TV’s “Moesha” and in…

Aurora enjoys silence and solititude

Norwegian keyboardist Aurora Aksnes was asleep at home when her pop idol…

Nneka sees hope for future of Nigeria

Nigerian R&B-reggae songstress Nneka Egbuna could barely believe it when she was…

U.K.’s Embrace back in action after long hiatus

Danny McNamara didn’t intend to disappear from the music scene for eight…

Mountain Goats bring unique concept album to The City

Scantily clad, masked characters hell-bent on hurling themselves into others are not…

French countryside inspires The Dø

French duo The Dø – singer Olivia Merilahti and multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy…

Maurice Tani perfects storytelling in alt-country songs

Looking forward to his gig this weekend at Freight & Salvage Coffee…

Saxon frontman Biff Byford has many projects

For 37 years, banshee-throated Englishman Biff Byford has fronted Saxon, which –…

Zella Day turns small-town experience into big-city career

Zella Day grew up in the “Footloose”-conservative small town of Pinetop, Ariz.…

’80s metal rockers Girlschool active as ever

Kim McAuliffe believes that most of the early-1980s albums with her all-female…

Will Butler complements Arcade Fire with solo project

Will Butler has heard of in-fighting rock and roll siblings, like The…

Boz Scaggs compiles obscure juicy covers on ‘A Fool to Care’

Bay Area rock veteran and nightclub impresario Boz Scaggs doesn’t take any…

Jesus and Mary Chain revisits ‘Psychocandy’

Three decades ago, few things were as startling as “Psychocandy,” the white-noise-meets-Beach-Boys…

U.K.’s Fat White Family aims to offend

It isn’t difficult to identify the concept lurking behind Britain’s dissonant rock…

Tattooed Elle King loves living the fast life

Singer Elle King is admittedly hard and mean. After partying in her…