Pop Music

Bedroom producer G FLIP hits with ‘About You’

In January 2017, Melbourne, Australia native Georgia Flipo’s mother and friends thought…

Blues Traveler’s John Popper collects historical weapons

After three decades with his rootsy New Jersey outfit Blues Traveler, vocalist-harmonica…

The Struts’ Luke Spiller makes friends in many places

As his career as lead singer for Britain’s glam-rocking The Struts speeds…

Pauline Black, The Selecter, back making political music

When Pauline Black makes a career choice, she follows through. When the…

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park finds solace in music

A year ago, Linkin Park founder Mike Shinoda was struggling to make…

A few words about monsters from Dave Vanian of The Damned

You have to hand it to Damned frontman Dave Vanian. The perpetually…

Catching up with Fred Schneider and the long-lasting B-52s

Fred Schneider thinks he knows why his quirk-rocking little Athens, Ga. combo…

Molly Burch overcomes shyness with stellar songs

On Austin, Texas-based folk-rocker Molly Burch’s gorgeous new sophomore release, “First Flower,”…

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander keeps focus on music

About a decade ago, British actor Olly Alexander launched quite a career,…

Dance pop great Lisa Stansfield goes deeper

British dance-pop diva Lisa Stansfield is on her first tour of America…

Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr, rocker and hotelier

Scottish rocker Jim Kerr often had been warned to plan early for…

KT Tunstall making new albums and movie music

With her U.K.-chart-scaling 2016 comeback “KIN,” Scottish folk-rocker KT Tunstall understood how…

St. Paul’s Paul Janeway might have been a preacher

He eerily resembles actor Josh Gad and dresses in the flamboyant attire…

Matthew Sweet in town with Dream Syndicate

Pop tunesmith Matthew Sweet is happy he moved back to his home…

Courtney Barnett makes the most of ‘small, boring moments’

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett’s lyrics are as wry, laconic and stream of…

Great Treasure Island Music fest lineup in new East Bay site

This weekend marks the 11th Treasure Island Music Festival -- but it’s…

St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler touched by fatherhood

St. Lucia founder Jean-Philip Grobler didn’t intend to overthink “Hyperion,” the synth…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 headliners

IF YOU GO Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 18 When: Noon to 7 p.m.…

Mountains of music at 18th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Even though the 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is missing some favorite…

Interpol comes out swinging with ‘Marauder’

Drummer Sam Fogarino isn’t exactly sure how his post-punk trio Interpol just…