It took less than a full song for Jessie Ware to feel the crowd’s overpowering support at her San Francisco debut at the sold-out Rickshaw Stop last night.
Post-rock instrumental band Explosions in the Sky took the stage at the Palace of Fine Arts on April 16, and a second show on the 17th.
The Apache Relay’s new album, American Nomad, is the perfect selection for anyone who refuses to categorize their musical tastes by genre. It’s an amazing mix of motown, country, rock, soul, and acoustic influences that make you feel free to like whatever you please.
Last night the Railroad Revival tour kicked off at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland and the 8,000 plaid-wearing audience revelers couldn’t have been more excited.
Travis Barker — Give The Drummer Some
Released by Interscope Records on March 15th
Chances are you are familiar with Travis Barker from his days with Blink-182. Whether you’re a fan of a the tatt’d up drummer, or looking for something new to listen to, Give the Drummer Some, the first solo album released by Barker, is an impressive 16 track compilation of head-banging production.
Yann Tiersen, forever the scrawny French accordionist in my mind, played at the Regency Ballroom on Tuesday night and I couldn’t have been more surprised by what I saw. No longer the unassuming solo virtuosic performer, Tiersen has grown into the frontman of a full on rock band.
Local electro-pop band The Frail has re-emerged from their year-long hibernation with a new lineup and a brand new EP released on Tricycle Records. Lasers Over Lovers features uptempo, party-driven, straightforward dance tracks characterized by overly catchy, disco-influenced melodies and high-pitched vocals.
Lia Ices — Grown Unknown
Released on Jagjaguwar 1/25/11
It is no easy task to try and describe Brooklyn’s latest breakout sensation Lia Ices. After some hunting around, I discovered I was not alone with this sense of confused wonder and adulation. The New York Times describes her as “pristinely strange”; Pitchfork marvels at her ability to “flit gracefully between sultry, come-hither coos and emotive yelps,” comparing her to Cat Power, Feist and Tori Amos; and Spin.com takes the cake with this wholly referential and cutting-edge comparison, “Joanna Newsom’s pot-smoking, college-dropout sister.”