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Music, Hidden Agenda Celebrate Your Independents and Go See Some Shows

Celebrate Your Independents and Go See Some Shows

Bay Area trio Bronze's sophomore album World Arena makes a solid foil for modern psychedelic music. In its reflection, supposed proponents of the genre appear static, held back by arrested development and bound to outmoded conventions. Forget the term's loaded…
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Music, Hear This Part Time: Show Preview

Part Time: Show Preview

Nostalgia for the 1980s plays out in different ways for Bay Area pop artists Part Time and Sam Flax. Part Time seeks the smoothness of the era's gated drum machines, Casio keyboards, and instrumental isolation, like Sade or Wang Chung.…
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Calendar, Night&Day S-Rod


Back in the early 1970s, a Mexican-American singer-songwriter named Sixto Rodriguez recorded two fascinating psych-folk discs chronicling the underbelly of urban America. Not surprisingly, the albums disappeared almost immediately -- except in South Africa and Australia, where, over the next…
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