Music

Jan. 12, 2017
Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Team Up
The former Walkmen singer and Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist join forces for a second album.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 29, 2016
Goodbye 2016, Hello 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
Pansy Division Defiantly Loud and Proud 25 Years After Coming Out
A lot has changed since Pansy Division singer and guitarist Jon Ginoli moved to San Francisco in 1989.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 3, 2016
Metallica on Finally Finding Harmony & Whether They’ll Still Tour at 70
[Note: interviewed the band for digital video segments in article]
(Billboard)

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

Oct. 7, 2016
The Head and The Heart Talk New Album
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
Sara Quin Is Glad You’ve Heard 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 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
Cover Story: Fantastic Negrito
Xavier Dphrepaulezz has bigger things on his mind than his long-awaited Outside Lands performance.
(SF Sounds)

July 13, 2016
Quick, Fast, and In a Hurry: An Interview with 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
Mitski Undergoes Musical Evolution with ‘Puberty 2’
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
All Work, All Play: A Conversation with 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
Of Montreal Frontman Kevin Barnes Talks Isolation, Producers, and The Cost of Happiness
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
You Still Believe in Me: An Interview with Brian Wilson
Our favorite Beach Boy reflects on 50 years of Pet Sounds.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 11, 2016
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Charles Bradley’s Life-Long Fight For His Career
Whoever decided James Brown was the hardest-working man in show business clearly never met Charles Bradley.
(SF Weekly)

May 4, 2016
I’m Not Done: An Interview with the Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano
There’s dysfunction, and then there’s the Violent Femmes.
(SF Weekly)

May/June 2016 Issue
Chaos & Frenzy: 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
High Tide for Day Wave’s Jackson Phillips
The Oakland musician discusses rising to indie rock prominence and his recent EP, Hard to Read.
(East Bay Express)

Apr. 13, 2016
Jeff Bridges Brings His Music to Berkeley for Benefit Concert
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
From One Extreme to the Other: An Interview with Prince Rama
Prince Rama isn’t simply a band without a genre – they are truly from another dimension.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 16, 2016
The Strings That Bind Her: 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
Life Beyond the Cage: A Conversation with 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 [Print Only]
(Malibu Magazine)

March/April 2016 Issue
Deep Waters: Anderson .Paak [Print Only]
(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: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett
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 Artist Grammy
Courtney Barnett’s surprise nomination casts light on the Academy’s complicated awards process.(Consequence of Sound)

Jan. 18, 2016
Through Mixing and Matching The Go! Team Creates its Own Unique Concoctions
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: Cage the Elephant’s Matt Shultz
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
Listener Supported: Makeunder and Dean Stuart
Makeunder’s Hamilton Ulmer on his latest album’s unique visual accompaniment.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 9, 2015
After Years of Touring in the Bay, Chris Robinson Finally Makes it Home
After years of touring the Bay Area, the ex-Black Crowes leadman finally comes home.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 25, 2015
Trying to Ripen the World: An Interview with 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
We Talked to Ian Astbury of The Cult About Budweiser, Reincarnation, and OK Computer
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
We Talked to James Alex of Beach Slang About Bad Ass Beach Names, NPR’s First Listen, and Touring Europe
Start a conversation with James Alex and you’ll quickly catch his enthusiasm.
(SF Weekly)

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

Oct. 28, 2015
Bootie’s A Plus D on Mash-Ups, Mishaps, and San Francisco’s Best Party
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
Chris Walla’s Winding Path in Five Records
After his split from Death Cab for Cutie, the producer dives into his work behind the scenes.(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 7, 2015
We Talked to Justin Hawkins of The Darkness About Queen, East Anglian History, and Brotherly Love
The “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” singer opens up.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 30, 2015
We Hung out with Catfish & the Bottlemen Before Their Fillmore Show Tonight
Catfish and the Bottlemen’s “Van” McCann on being the definition of a “do it yourself” band.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 21, 2015
We Talked to Lou Barlow About Anxiety, Ukulele, and His New Solo Album Brace the Wave
Lou Barlow doesn’t deal in easy answers.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 14, 2015
Kurt Vile: Step by Step to the Top of the World
The singer-songwriter talks banjos, Joshua Tree, and Cormac McCarthy.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 26, 2015
The Donkeys Talk San Francisco Burritos, Joshua Tree, and Their Show Tomorrow Night at the Chapel
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
CoSign: Wolf Alice
The North London four-piece have a thousand sounds and passion to spare.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 11, 2015
You Can Always Go Back: An Interview with Hutch and Kathy
The Thermals on their first band, the importance of Green Day, and the trouble with harmonicas.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 21, 2015
Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch on the Beauty of Getting Old
For Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian have long been focused on making music that moves people.
(Consequence of Sound)

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