| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Alison Sudol finds comfort in the woods. The singer-songwriter and leader of the band A Fine Frenzy grew up mostly in Los Angeles and Burbank, and even there she's often found herself gravitating toward a convenient corner of nature. On a recent...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Musicians, time for some real talk. We do not advocate for any illicit narcotic use here at Pop & Hiss, but if you know you're riding dirty in your tour bus, route your travels far away from Sierra Blanca, Texas.
Following in the company of Fiona Apple,...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...
| Oct 25, 2012
On semi-rare occasions, you absolutely know when something’s going to be good. You judge a book by its cover because you’ve practically already read it. A new Fiona Apple album, good. 3 Doors Down’s greatest hits, bad.
That said, it&...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"Political theater" as a rubric covers a range of narrative tropes, but two current productions provide very different lenses for looking at the corrosive effects of achieving — and hanging onto — power at any cost.
"Leaves, Trees, Forest"...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:01 AM
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- Border patrol agents in Texas arrested singer Fiona Apple after finding marijuana and hashish on her tour bus, authorities said Thursday.
Agents stopped the bus at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, Wednesday night and arrested...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The West Texas border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca is swallowing up pot smoking celebs like quick sand. First Willy Nelson, then the ganja king Snoop Dog, now angry song bird Fiona Apple.
By the looks of her mug shot, Apple was imagining her happy...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is heading to rehab just days before the band is to release the first of three new albums. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Don't fret if you missed Fiona Apple's show Sunday at the Fillmore. There are plenty of musicians around this week who can tell you how the inside of a tour bus smells.
Pretty Lights at Fillmore Miami Beach
9 p.m. Tuesday, $44.50, LiveNation.com...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:43 AM
“Every single night’s a fight with my brain,” Fiona Apple roared, as if 27 voices were competing for space inside her head. And then she dropped to a near whisper. “I just want to feel everything.”
The singer did all she...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:04 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
On Best Coast’s 2010 debut, “Crazy for You,” Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno made perfectly fizzy California guitar-pop, catchy as all get-out. Even when Cosentino pined for an elusive boyfriend, it felt almost...