Archive for April, 2017
September 30, 2015
"It’s a growing process," says Ryan Mahan about touring and working toward the next Algiers album. "We’ve been using the live setting to develop as a band and introduce things that point toward the future."
September 29, 2015
This fall, three-time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho is embarking on The psyCHO Tour this fall. The show will include tributes to her “father in comedy,” Robin Williams and her “mother in comedy,” Joan Rivers. C...
September 28, 2015
A classically trained musician, Anton “Zedd” Zaslavski has become one of the world’s best-known DJs and music producers. His two studio albums — 2012’s Clarity and this year’s True Colors — have sold by the truckloads and deliv...
September 28, 2015
Singer Grace Potter leaves her country and rootsy rock impulses behind on Midnight, her first solo effort. Recorded and mixed at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood with producer Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Nickel Cree...
September 24, 2015
A dark comedy that focuses on two sisters (Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer) who struggle to find a way to dispose of a man they accidently kill, Addicted to Fresno is funnier than that description would imply. The film’s sharp, i...
September 21, 2015
Best known for screaming his lungs out with heavy hitters Soundgarden, singer-guitarist Chris Cornell actually listens to and likes a wide range of music. His latest solo effort, Higher Truth, evokes decidedly quieter artists s...
September 20, 2015
Singer-songwriter Joshua Davis got on The Voice the hard way. He gave a blind audition that immediately caught the attention of judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Davis would go to make it to the final three contestants. Alo...
September 16, 2015
Thanks to his acclaimed first few records, Toro y Moi became known as a pioneer of the chillwave genre. Toro y Moi’s newest album, What For?, with its vintage, ’70s rock feel represents a stylistic departure for singer-gu...
September 15, 2015
Folk rockers the Avett Brothers formed just over a decade ago in North Carolina. Early on, the group combined bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk and rock to produce a distinctive sound. Over time, the guys have refined their s...
September 14, 2015
Last year, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore released The Best Day, his first solo album since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts. It retains his signature distorted guitar tones but features a more direct approach in terms of the s...