After headaches with the majors, the Alameda-born indie-pop band hurtles ahead with two singles and a tour.
Ebullient Oxnard favorite dazzled with full-on display, special guest Earl Sweatshirt leaned on raw talent at sold-out concert.
Band leader Michael Angelakos speaks about the terrors and rewards of his acclaimed first album—and the golden age of indie pop.
The Redwood City band is emblematic of a Bay Area moment when rock, emo, punk, and pop combined—and audiences sang along.
Legends Paul Simon and Mavis Staples alongside newcomers Tierra Whack and Kacey Musgraves in a fest more balanced than usual
The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.
"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.
The Neo-Soul goddess took her sweet time, but once she let her hair down there was no stopping her.
The Internet, Tierra Whack, Ashley Monroe, Prince, and an uncanny Ryuichi Sakamoto mashup make our critic's list.
Through Ghost Ship tragedy to 183-song release, Michael Dadonna's label delivers interesting music from diverse players.
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