Vaccines

The Vaccines' "Combat Sports" is 2018's "most perfect" album. (Courtesy Brad Elterman)

2018: Looking back at the best in rock

Musically speaking, 2018 wasn’t too memorable. You really had to dig for…

 

The Vaccines -- from left, Yoann Intonti, Tim Lanham, Justin Young, Freddie Cowan and Árni Árnason -- appear at Slim’s on Oct. 2.

Vaccines score with ‘Combat Sports’

British rockers The Vaccines corrected their course on “Combat Sports,” a knockout…

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento on Friday.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins…

 

Justin Young, left, of The Vaccines worked on the band’s latest album in New York’s Chinatown.

Brit Vaccines make ‘English Graffiti’ in U.S.

The latest, third punk-pop recording from The Vaccines might be titled “English…

Justin Young, left, of The Vaccines worked on the band’s latest album in New York’s Chinatown.

Initiative to repeal California vaccine law advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's secretary of state says the proponents of a…

Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill,  in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious…

Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill,  in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliKarman Willmer

Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliKarman Willmer
Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would only allow children with serious health problems to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli.

Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would only allow children with serious health problems to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli.
ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.

California vaccine requirement bill gets first public debate

A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first…

ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House John Boehner

Top two congressional Republicans back vaccines

The top two Republican leaders in Congress have backed childhood vaccinations. House…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House John Boehner
Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesJustin Young of The Vaccines has been collaborating with various rock and pop colleagues.

Vaccines come of age

Just a few years ago, Justin Young had been treading artistic water…

Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesJustin Young of The Vaccines has been collaborating with various rock and pop colleagues.
Courtesy PhotoTouring to promote their second recording

Vaccines don’t succumb to sophomore slump

When frustrated ex-folkie Justin Young met equally cynical guitarist Freddie Cowan, a…

Courtesy PhotoTouring to promote their second recording
Courtesy PhotoNot since vintage Michael Stipe-Peter Buck R.E.M. collaborations has a vocalist (Justin Young) conversed so colorfully with a guitarist (Freddie Cowan). It’s every bit as exhilarating as last year’s debut.

Top pop albums of 2012

Musically, 2012 wasn’t easy to pigeonhole. There were no sweeping musical trends,…

Courtesy PhotoNot since vintage Michael Stipe-Peter Buck R.E.M. collaborations has a vocalist (Justin Young) conversed so colorfully with a guitarist (Freddie Cowan). It’s every bit as exhilarating as last year’s debut.