| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012:
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Emily Satterlee's dream is to make music her career. But for now, she's working toward her break and waiting tables at two Huntington Beach restaurants.
The 27-year-old commercial music student at Orange Coast College wants to sell her original songs to...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:43 AM
You've already seen our picks for albums of the year, but maybe you're wondering what else almost made the cut. Below are all of the albums that reviewed by the RedEye Sound Board that recieved three stars or more in 2012.
***-star reviewed albums:...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Fiona Apple has postponed plans to tour South America, telling fans in an impassioned note posted on Facebook that she has opted to stay home with her ailing dog. "I just can't leave her now," she wrote. "Please understand."
The four-page handwritten...
| 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 22, 2012
| 10:36 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
Gary Clark Jr., a 28-year-old Texan, makes his major-label debut under a mountain of hype: He’s been called everything from the “next Hendrix” to a “blues savior.” No pressure, right?
| 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 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...