Pop Music

With new lineup, Teenage Fanclub opens Noise Pop

When jangly Scottish outfit Teenage Fanclub opens Noise Pop festivities in The…

‘Baby Driver’ puts Jon Spencer back in spotlight

Veteran blues rocker Jon Spencer’s career got a boost with the inclusion…

Coathangers take on gun violence in ‘Devil You Know’

Strident Coathangers bandleader Julia Kugel used to attack topics that annoyed her…

Barcelona’s Brian Fennell goes solo with SYML

Keyboardist Brian Fennell admits he lived a charmed Peter Pan existence with…

Aces skip college for up-and-coming rock careers

For Provo, Utah singer-guitarist Cristal Ramirez, 23, and her drumming kid sis…

Pop trio half*alive ponders good vs. evil

If you couldn’t tell by its stylized lower-case name, Long Beach trio…

After four decades, Gang of Four’s feeling happy now

This year, iconoclastic British punk outfit Gang of Four is celebrating the…

Avengers Penelope Houston considers her punk legacy

It hasn’t been easy for Penelope Houston -- who appears with her…

Tracyanne Campbell joins forces with Danny Coughlan

Growing up in Scotland, all horizons were gray for sunny Camera Obscura…

Wild Moccasins survive, and thrive, after big breakup

Houston alt-rock quartet Wild Moccasins is going strong, despite the breakup of…

Fifth time’s the charm for LP

It was starting to become one of rock’s most enduring mysteries: Why…

Emily King invigorated by a change of scenery

Growing up in a tony Manhattan apartment with her musician parents felt…

English prog rockers Soft Machine play on

Although none of Soft Machine’s original 1966 lineup (of Mike Ratledge, Hugh…

Los Angeles punk greats Flesh Eaters playing new tunes

How difficult could it be to capture lightning in a bottle a…

Mother Mother’s Ryan Guldemond not served by ‘total abstinence’

Mother Mother bandleader Ryan Guldemond — sensing himself sliding into drug-fueled debauchery…

Your Smith says things Caroline Smith wouldn’t

Somewhere out there in the ether floats a mixed and mastered album…

Ashlee and Evan get a little help from EWF’s Verdine White

Jessica Simpson’s punky kid sister Ashlee Simpson is a survivor. After her…

Amen Dunes’ ‘Freedom’ inspired by dark times, film

It’s taken him 12 years, but gritty R&B stylist Damon McMahon thinks…

Spacehog’s Royston Langdon goes solo

Ex-Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon’s December trip to his hometown, Leeds -- which…

Songstress Vienna Teng tackles the environment at her day job

Saratoga-bred keyboardist Vienna Teng doesn’t technically have a new album to promote…