We Salute You: AC/DC Not Retiring Due to Band Member’s Illness (UPDATED)

UPDATE: In a public statement today, AC/DC has confirmed Malcom Young’s illness and stated that he will be taking a break from the band indefinitely. However, singer Brian Johnson had the following to say: “We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver,” he said. “We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, … Continue reading

Crosses †††

Crosses ††† w/ Black Map – The Independent, San Francisco

Crosses ††† with Black Map at the Independent in San Francisco. March 30th, 2014. Photos by Clay Lancaster (

Bottle Rock 2013


(above image of Bottle Rock 2013 by Clay Lancaster) NAPA, Calif: Today, local festival promoter, Latitude 38 Entertainment (L38) officially announced the 2014 BottleRock Napa Valley music lineup. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 30 thru Sunday, June 1, 2014 in the heart of Napa featuring more than 45 artists over the three day … Continue reading


Sunny Day Real Estate and Circa Survive to Release Split 7″ on Record Store Day

With the ever-dwindling  marketplace for physical copies of music, Record Store Day (April 19th) has become more and more important to music fans. For those of you unfamiliar with the event it’s basically an awareness and support day, intended to get customers into actual record stores (instead of buying files online). In order to persuade … Continue reading


Coldplay Releases New Single “Magic”, and… ugh. (REVIEW).

Make fun all you want, but I was really looking forward to what Coldplay has up their sleeve. However, I’m really not diggin’ “Magic”, which is supposed to be the lead-off single from their upcoming record Ghost Stories (to be released in May). To me it sounds like 2008 Radiohead, but with an extra dose of pop and … Continue reading


Black Map – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

Singer Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire) joins with guitarist Mark Engles (dredg) and Chris Robyn (Far/Crosses †††) as Black Map, bringing out some heavy 90′s-inspired rock at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill. Photos by Clay Lancaster (


We Are Scientists – TV En Français (2014) REVIEW

Dropping next week is the 5th full-length album from the NYC-based band We Are Scientists, titled TV En Français. If you’re familiar with the band’s previous efforts, then you will undoubtedly be familiar with this new release. That’s not a bad thing, however, considering TV En Français is perhaps the band’s strongest effort since 2005′s With Love … Continue reading

20 years in 2014

18 Albums That Turn 20 Years Old in 2014

Wanna feel old? Sure you do – 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of a ton of iconic albums. Lots of good memories attached to this year (and some not so good ones… RIP Kurt Cobain). We don’t know about you guys, but a significant portion of our iTunes catalogs were created in 1994, so let’s … Continue reading


Morrissey To Embark On U.S. Tour – New Album

Globally-renowned recording and performing artist Morrissey will embark on an extensive U.S. Tour on May 7 in San Jose, CA at the City National Civic Center Auditorium.  The tour will continue across the country through June 21, when it concludes in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center Arena.  The tour of more than two-dozen performances will include dates at renowned … Continue reading


Radiohead Release Mobile App “PolyFauna”

It’s fairly common now for artists to release some sort of mobile app to accompany a release. Usually they involve photos, tour dates, sounds, news… maybe a small game… Well, leave it to Radiohead to come out of the blue with an immersive, ever-evolving, interactive dreamscape that combines Stanley Donwood’s artwork with mashed up/remixed soundbites … Continue reading


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