Something Else! Reviews
Aaron Germain - Chance
In twenty years as a bass player who's equally proficient on both the standup and electric, Aaron Germain has played in bands performing virtually every kind of music from every corner of the world , including calypso, jazz, blues, reggae, Brazilian forro, Afro-Cuban music and fusion.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Hadar Manor: The Year And Now
Counting Ed Sheeran amongst her many fans and having supported the likes of Beth Rowley and Ehud Banai, and winning the 'Queen Of The Underground' title, are only a few of the things along the journey Hadar embarked on since leaving the Negev Desert in Israel, after completing a compulsory service as a medical officer at the age of 20, and moving ... (more)
K-Pop Hot 100: San E Edges Out 2NE1 for No. 1
K-pop rapper San E commands the K-Pop Hot 100 this week, rising above strong competition from 2NE1's "Missing You," at No.
Maria Conchita Alonso: Venezuela an Economic Disaster Under Maduro
Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso says her country is an economic disaster under President Nicolas Maduro, whom she believes may not even have the authority to be in power.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Smooth sailing ahead for Wooden Shjips fans heavily anticipating the excellent 'Back to Land'
On their fourth full-length, San Francisco psych-rockers Wooden Shjips edge further away from their experimental berth.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
All About Jazz
Tianna Hall/Chris Cortez, Nnenna Freelon, New York Voices and Albrecht Mayer/The King's Singers
The vocal holiday offerings are all over the map stylistically. Latin, big band, small ensemble singing and whatever the Albrecht Mayer/King's Singer's collaboration is, this a hopping creative season.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The "Knockout Game" is a Dream Come True for Racist White Conservatives
I share no sense of linked fate with Marvell Weaver , the hoodlum who was arrested for playing the "knockout game" and then decided to do an interview with the local news about his exploits.
Beck Performs 'Song Reader' in L.A. With All-Star Guests
Because we live in an age where even many professional musicians can't read sheet music, it seemed like a quixotic gesture last year when Beck released Song Reader : 20 new songs, not recorded in the studio, but rendered as sheet music in a book published by McSweeney's.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Like any other No. 2 in an ongoing franchise, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a placeholder, and a dour one at that, but star Jennifer "Delivery Man" is a nearly exact American remake of the French-Canadian film "Starbuck" that plays the same notes but lacks the emotional tie to its "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and ... (more)
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco Exclusive Friday preview |...
The title of "A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s" dates from well before the '60s.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Concert review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Powerstation
If you're wondering what it's like to enter a darkened pit of desperate depravity, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will show you every single time.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Jessie Ware's Tender and Danceable Hits Sell Out The Fillmore, 11/18/2013
Jessie Ware describes her sound as "British Soul," though her sound is plenty reminiscent of American pop stars like Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and Madonna .
Mon Nov 18, 2013
New York Daily News
Justin Bieber releases sexy ballad 'PYD' featuring R. Kelly
The 19-year-old pop star took on a mature R&B song with his new single "PYD." And who better to help solidify his R&B cred but R. Kelly .
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Review: Merry mayhem in 'A Gentleman's Guide'
By JENNIFER FARRAR NEW YORK - There are different ways to make it to the top. You could start at the bottom and work hard, or breeze into the family business - or you could try murdering your way to success, as in the dazzlingly funny new musical comedy "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Bright new mural for Newburgh
A young girl, her hair and dress flowing, rides the air - one arm stretched toward the sun that rises each morning over the City of Newburgh from across the Hudson River.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Sarah's spotlight: MUSC123 Beginning steel band
College is all about experimenting, right? I believe our college years are the perfect time to explore academically, socially and creatively.
Contra Costa Times
Harrington: Boogie-Woogie Festival set for SFJazz Center
It's impacted and influenced so many different styles of music, from psychedelic rock and mainstream pop to Chicago blues and Western swing.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Mason Jennings' songs have emotional punch
Like many artists, Mason Jennings has been sculpted by his fair share of heartbreak and tribulation.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Hicks heading back to the Comox Valley
By Mark Allan - Comox Valley Record Published: November 07, 2013 9:00 AM Updated: November 07, 2013 9:17 AM The word unique is badly misused, but when you listen to Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, you truly hear a one-of-a-kind sound.