Music

June 28, 2017
Duran Duran is Music’s Original Startup [Cover Story]
Founding member Nick Rhodes discusses how the “Rio” rockers have worked to stay relevant for nearly 40 years.
(SF Weekly)

June 28, 2017
Burger Boogaloo Keeps Cooking
Festival founder Marc Ribak talks Iggy Pop, an aversion to clothes, and the power of being weird.
(SF Weekly)

June 23, 2017
Interview: Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas & Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz
The frontmen reflect on each others’ biggest hits and best qualities.
(Billboard)

May 23, 2017
Interview: Akil of Jurassic 5
When Jurassic 5 released its last album, hip-hop was at the dawn of an evolution.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

May 10, 2017
Interview: Aimee Mann
In her latest record, Mental Illness, the singer-songwriter revels in the quiet.
(SF Weekly)

May 3, 2017
Interview: Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In
Cedric Bixler-Zavala has promoted many records in his lengthy career, but the anticipation surrounding At the Drive-In’s in•ter a•li•a is something else entirely.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Apr. 12, 2017
Interview: Hans Zimmer
Film composer Hans Zimmer brings career-spanning live show to SF.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Apr. 12, 2017
A Pairing Guide for Booze and Radiohead
Get to know one of the best bands in rock with the appropriate beverage by your side.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 6, 2017
Interview: Georg Holm of Sigur Ros
Sigur Rós bassist Georg Hólm talks about building atmosphere and heading back to the swimming pool.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 20, 2017
The Shins’ Heartworms Cover Inspiration
Singer James Mercer & album designer Jacob Escobedo go behind-the-scenes on the creation of the striking artwork.
(Billboard)

Mar. 10, 2017
Interview: James Mercer of The Shins
The Shins are growing up—or, at least, getting a little less happy-go-lucky.
(Billboard)

Mar. 8, 2017
Interview: Brian King of Japandroids
Japandroids guitarist Brian King doesn’t mince words when asked about the expectations that surrounded his band’s latest album.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Mar. 3, 2017
Song Premiere: Day Wave Shares Serene New Single, “Untitled”
While The Days We Had, the debut album from Oakland low-fi wonder Day Wave (aka Jackson Phillips), won’t be out until May 5, the reasons to count the days keep growing.
(Paste)

Feb. 3, 2017
Interview: John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood
Frontman John Paul Pitts discusses the band’s first album since the death of guitarist Thomas Fekete.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 12, 2017
Interview: Hamilton Leithauser
The former Walkmen singer joins forces with Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam for a second album.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 29, 2016
Interview: Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney
Guitar hero Carrie Brownstein discusses her band’s New Year’s Eve show and the end of a wretched year.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 9, 2016
Interview: Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division
A lot has changed since Pansy Division singer and guitarist Jon Ginoli moved to San Francisco in 1989.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 3, 2016
Interview: Metallica
[Note: interviewed the band for digital video segments in article]
(Billboard)

Oct. 12, 2016
Interview: Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest  is indie rock’s kitchen sink—just don’t tell him.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 7, 2016
Interview: Kenny Hensley of The Head and The Heart
And how taking a break might have helped make it better.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 30, 2016
Lil B and a Physicist Share a Stage
Pop Up Magazine and Noise Pop shoot for the cosmos tonight with their new show, “The Golden State Record”.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 29, 2016
Interview: Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara
When you’ve been in a band with your identical twin sister for 21 years, you might as well become neighbors, too.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 31, 2016
2012 ‘Til Infinity
Hieroglyphics rap collective members Casual and Tajai discuss this year’s Hiero Day in Oakland.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 3, 2016
Act to See at Outside Lands: Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens may not be an angel, but he knows how to channel the celestial.
(SF Weekly)

July 26, 2016
Interview: Fantastic Negrito [Cover Story]
Xavier Dphrepaulezz has bigger things on his mind than his long-awaited Outside Lands performance.
(SF Sounds)

July 13, 2016
Interview: Chris Shaw of GØGGS
Talking with the singer of the new punk group that features Ty Segall and Charles Moothart.
(SF Weekly)

June 29, 2016
Interview: Mitski
Mitski’s music may not fit neatly into a conventional genre, but fitting in has never been her strong suit.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

June 27, 2016
Interview: Moby
The legendary DJ shares stories of squatting in a factory and making love on the dance floor.(Consequence of Sound)

June 22, 2016
Boss Tycoon: The Enduring Legacy of Mac Dre
Mistah F.A.B. and DJ Amen reflect back on the late MC’s impact on the Bay Area.
(SF Weekly)

June 15, 2016
Interview: Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal
It’s been over a year since Of Montreal released its last album, Aureate Gloom, but leadman Kevin Barnes isn’t much for taking time off.
(SF Weekly)

May 18, 2016
Interview: Brian Wilson
Our favorite Beach Boy reflects on 50 years of Pet Sounds.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 11, 2016
Interview: Charles Bradley
Whoever decided James Brown was the hardest-working man in show business clearly never met Charles Bradley.
(SF Weekly)

May 4, 2016
Interview: Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes
There’s dysfunction, and then there’s the Violent Femmes.
(SF Weekly)

May/June 2016 Issue
Interview: Jamie Hince of The Kills [Print Only]
(Malibu Magazine)

Apr. 22, 2016
The Top 10 Definitively Prince Songs
Only the Purple One could’ve pulled off these legendary, utterly Prince cuts.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 20, 2016
Interview: Jackson Phillips of Day Wave
The Oakland musician discusses rising to indie rock prominence and his recent EP, Hard to Read.
(East Bay Express)

Apr. 13, 2016
Interview: Jeff Bridges
For most actors, winning an Oscar might be the crowning triumph of their careers. For Jeff Bridges, it was an opportunity to start a new one.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Mar. 30, 2016
Interview: Prince Rama
Prince Rama isn’t simply a band without a genre – they are truly from another dimension.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 16, 2016
Interview: Sarah Neufeld
The violinist chats about her new record and her longstanding relationship with Arcade Fire
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 4, 2016
Animal Collective’s 10 Weirdest Music Videos
Trying to find the weirdest Animal Collective videos is in essence an exercise in futility.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 1, 2016
Interview: Lincoln Parish
The former Cage the Elephant guitarist opens up on leaving the band and starting life as a Nashville producer.
(Consequence of Sound)

March/April 2016 Issue
Winged Migration
Andrew Bird is never truly alone.
(Malibu Magazine)

March/April 2016 Issue
Deep Waters
Musician Anderson .Paak isn’t just making waves — he’s creating an ocean.
(Malibu Magazine)

Feb. 17, 2016
When They Come Around: A Tribute to Green Day’s Dookie
Undercover Presents recruits 14 Bay Area bands to perform Green Day’s Dookie.
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 7, 2016
Interview: Kirk Hammett of Metallica
The iconic metal man discusses why the band is “too heavy for halftime.”
(Consequence of Sound)

Feb. 4, 2016
A Look Behind the Best New Artists Grammy
Surprise Best New Artist nominee Courtney Barnett and Recording Academy Vice President of Awards Bill Freimuth cast light on the Grammy’s complicated awards process.(Consequence of Sound)

Jan. 18, 2016
Interview: Ian Parton of The Go! Team
You may not see much in common between African funk, Bollywood, and 1960s sonic psychedelia, but to Ian Parton, they are all examples of the raw DNA behind his music.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 18, 2015
Interview: Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant
Frontman explains the new album’s classic rock ‘n’ roll sound for Filtr Say It > Play It on Spotify.
(Spotify/Consequence of Sound)

Dec. 9, 2015
Interview: Makeunder and Dean Stuart
Makeunder’s Hamilton Ulmer on his latest album’s unique visual accompaniment.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 9, 2015
Interview: Chris Robinson
After years of touring the Bay Area, the ex-Black Crowes leadman finally comes home.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 25, 2015
Interview: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Sainte-Marie isn’t a protester who happens to sing her words; her passion is in music.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 17, 2015
Interview: Ian Astbury of The Cult
Ian Astbury is not shy. Ask him about a bass player being replaced, and you’ll get his thoughts on reincarnation, Francis Bacon, and U2.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 9, 2015
Interview: James Alex of Beach Slang
Start a conversation with James Alex and you’ll quickly catch his enthusiasm.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 5, 2015
Interview: Drive Like Jehu
The influential post-hardcore band still won’t answer to anyone but themselves.
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 28, 2015
Interview: Bootie’s A Plus D
In SOMA, there’s been a party every Saturday for the past 12 years that features all your favorite musicians.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 20, 2015
Interview: Chris Walla
After his split from Death Cab for Cutie, the producer dives into his work behind the scenes.(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 7, 2015
Interview: Justin Hawkins of The Darkness
The “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” singer opens up.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 30, 2015
Interview: Catfish & the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen’s “Van” McCann on being the definition of a “do it yourself” band.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 21, 2015
Interview: Lou Barlow
Lou Barlow doesn’t deal in easy answers.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 14, 2015
Interview: Kurt Vile
The singer-songwriter talks banjos, Joshua Tree, and Cormac McCarthy.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 26, 2015
Interview: The Donkeys
The Donkeys work hard to make laid-back tunes.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 11, 2015
Interview: The Drums
Jonny Pierce on getting out of Brooklyn, loving Bjork, and their never-ending recording process.
(SF Weekly)

July 2, 2015
Interview: Wolf Alice
The North London four-piece have a thousand sounds and passion to spare.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 11, 2015
Interview: Hutch Harris and Kathy Butcher (The Thermals)
The Thermals on their first band, the importance of Green Day, and the trouble with harmonicas.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 21, 2015
Interview: Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian
For Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian have long been focused on making music that moves people.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 25, 2015
Interview: Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters bassist talks going solo, Paul Simon, and the power of talented friends.
(Consequence of Sound)

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