John Lennon lives on, thanks to Tame Impala and Ty Segall

It’s been 32 years since John Lennon’s passing, but his influence lives on. Two artists, both with new albums out this month, uncannily conjure memories of the late Beatle — Tame Impala and Ty Segall. The Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala and California garage hero Ty Segall both share an affinity
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Tame Impala: Lonerism

The band’s debut LP, Innerspeaker, showcased Parker’s eerily Lennon-like vocals as well as his ability to craft songs resembling those of legends like The Beatles and Pink Floyd not only in terms of style but also quality. However, his group’s latest effort, Lonerism, tends to highlight dense layers of synths atop the formerly prevalent effects-driven guitars, yielding a unique if not improved result.
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Outside Lands 2012 Preview

Our arts staff brings the bands, acts and events to look forward to this weekend (August 10-12) at the 5th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Reggie Watts There isn’t an easy way to introduce the wildly enigmatic comedian/musician Reggie Watts. He’s a strange act, a dabbler in the
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