Pop Music

Quinn XCII previews new album on surprise house tour

Mikael Temrowski was pleased with the musical alter ego — Quinn XCII…

Sting serenades tunes from ‘Last Ship’ in SF

Sting, looking and sounding great, introduced his musical “The Last Ship” to…

Ryan Bingham is happier out of Hollywood spotlight

Alt-country tunesmith Ryan Bingham isn’t quite sure why his show business path…

Citizen Cope’s seventh album worth the six-year wait

Folk-rocker Citizen Cope (born Clarence Greenwood) didn’t intend to take six years…

Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Paul Simon headline 12th Outside Lands

Twenty One Pilots and Childish Gambino join Paul Simon as the headliners…

  • Mar 26, 2019

Dave Hause enjoys his rock ‘n’ roll hybrid life

At 41, Philadelphia-bred, Santa Barbara-based roots-rocker Dave Hause doesn’t mind being perceived…

Dave Matthews, Phil Collins, Black Keys, Chainsmokers, Paul Simon coming to SF

Chase Center, the Warriors’ new stadium, will get christened Sept. 6 with…

  • Mar 22, 2019

Hælos addresses climate change on ‘Any Random Kindness’

Hælos multi-instrumentalist-producer Dom Goldsmith is a perfectionist when it comes to his…

Meow Meow revels in cabaret’s intimate stories

Australian-born, British-based singer Melissa Madden Gray, asked about her stage performances (from…

Self-starter Nina Nesbitt finds pop chart success

After being discovered by Ed Sheeran when she asked for songwriting advice…

Kaki King takes guitar performance to infinite levels

When cutting-edge guitarist Kaki King discusses the creative possibilities of her instrument…

Vocalist Chelsea Lee finds satisfaction in Shaed

It’s taken awhile for Washington, D.C. alt-rock trio Shaed (pronounced “Shade”) to…

‘Marie and Rosetta’ explores power of music, friendship

It’s always a pleasure to discover new talent, and that pleasure is…

Space mission scrubbed, Sarah Brightman starts anew

After over four decades in show business, British soprano and trailblazing pop-classical…

Julia Holter takes intellectual approach to music

Julia Holter is in awe of the hitmaking efficiency of Swedish composers…

Tori Kelly’s faith brings Grammy success

There was an aura of vindication hovering over pop star Tori Kelly…

Bryce Vine meets label success with ‘Carnival’

Los Angeles-bred musician Bryce Vine never believed that his artistic vision --…

Gordon Lightfoot, 80, keeps his standards in rotation

Some artists slow down accordingly with age. Then there’s Canadian folk-rocker Gordon…

Caroline Rose makes major changes on ‘Loner’

As New York musician Caroline Rose settled into the loping cowpunk sound…

Old pro at 24, MNEK enjoys solo success

He started quietly enough, with his 2012 collaboration with Rudimental, “Spoons.” But…