Last night's episode of Idol saw the top five performing '60s hits and Brit pop. For some, it was a swing and a miss; for others -- hot damn! Hollie Cavanagh had an energy on last night's show that leads the pack this week. She's no Tina Turner , but "River Deep Mountain High" may have been ... More >>
COUNTING CROWS @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 04.19.12
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Let's start with a piece of information that Counting Crows' Adam Duritz didn't share with the audience until the very end of last night's show at the Paramount: He felt like shit. Seriously. He was s ... More >>
The members of Speedwolf (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) specialize in brand of no frills metal in the vein of Motorhead and Venom, played with the playful ferocity of a hardcore band.
The guys are not necessarily carrying the torch for that older style of heavy music as much as they'r ... More >>
Su-Yin MahBirds & Batteries
San Francisco's Birds & Batteries may be essentially a pop band, but the lushness of the act's songwriting and the ability to evoke and articulate complex emotions with poetry and intensity is a rare talent these days. The group's latest album, 2010's Panorama, li ... More >>
Sleigh Bells is Derek Miller (from left) and Alexis Krauss
So the story goes: Derek Miller met Alexis Krauss one day when he was serving her and her mother at a restaurant, and Krauss's mom pushed her into working on music with Miller. Until a few years ago, Miller had been living in souther ... More >>
Mayor and chef John HickenlooperWhen Ray LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, stood up to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, he gave a special shout-out to John Hickenlooper, who'd met with him in Denver the week before when LaHood was in town for a job su ... More >>
The Black Crowes, Vetiver
Saturday, Dec. 13
Better than: Revisiting the sounds of '60s soul and '70s rock with a middling bar band.
"I swear I've heard that riff before." That was the recurring thought as I watched the Black Crowes and Vetiver perform Saturday, as the solos, the ... More >>