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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Mazzy Star Moans Approvingly About "California"

Watch: Mazzy Star Moans Approvingly About "California"

So Mazzy Star, whom you know from your time with alt-rock radio (if not from any "just before bed" playlist you made when you were, say, 16), has a new album coming out next week, its first in 17 years.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Long Time No See

Long Time No See

The recent Hope Sandoval show renewed our desire to rehear the epic, off-kilter women's voices that emerged in the early 1990s. Sandoval was even better than we had hoped — she didn't foreground her Mazzy Star hits, but she did…
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Calendar, Night&Day You've Gotta Give 'Em Hope

You've Gotta Give 'Em Hope

The voice of Mazzy Star joins forces with one of My Bloody Valentine, and they're backed up by a sweet and moody Irish indie rock band. Hope Sandoval's most recent record, Through The Devil Softly, was recorded with the partnership…
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Music, From Cormac McCarthy to Chan Marshall

From Cormac McCarthy to Chan Marshall

Emily Jane White is a rare solo performer who can cut through noisy club din and turn antsy foot traffic into apt listeners. Her voice pierces the egos of those within earshot; it's a low, lilting alto, often compared to…
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Music, Reviewed The Concretes

The Concretes

The Concretes were reportedly named after the most prevalent building material in their hometown of Stockholm. A better moniker for the symphonic pop band might've been the Delicate Flowers. Or Thrift Store Ski Lodge. Or Sexy Mumbling Epics. On its…
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The Bevis Frond Vavona Burr (Flydaddy) The greatest thing about Nick Saloman's one-man band, the Bevis Frond, is that it exists. The entity keeps making records -- every damn one of the 16 made in the last 10 years is…
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Dolor by Numbers

Mazzy Star, Sunshine Club Slim's Saturday, Dec. 21 Cosmic, sulky, deliberate of tempo: Mazzy Star has its act down cold ... leaving no room, unfortunately, for warmth. Detachment is what makes Mazzy Star both alluring and annoying. To a stuffed…
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