A taste of punk rock at Burger Boogaloo

Where else could you go on a Fourth of July weekend to see a punk singer burn the American flag and the Black Lips play in front of a giant inflatable vagina on a stage labeled “Flesh Land”? If Outside Lands feels a little gourmet and Coachella a little too
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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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Treasure Island 2012: Favorite sets

This past weekend, San Francisco’s annual Treasure Island Music Festival took place right in the middle of bay waters. Along with a gathering of food trucks and an array of artistic booths and exhibits, festival-goers enjoyed performances by the hippest names in music today, from The xx to the Divine
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Photo Gallery: Treasure Island 2012

The 6th annual Treasure Island Music Festival took place on October 13th and 14th. The headliners this year were Girl Talk and The xx. Other big names, such as, M83, Public Enemy, Gossip and Grimes graced the two stages on the island.

Local Limelight: Ty Segall

If you’re looking for some lo-fi, garage rock intensity, check out San Francisco’s Ty Segall. Segall’s career spans four solo albums and numerous work on a variety of projects. The multi-instrumentalist brings to mind early White Stripes that got spewed out through a gritty amp borrowed from the trunk of
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Ty Segall and White Fence: Hair

In the January issue of Rolling Stone this year, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys declared that “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.” That wouldn’t seem to be the case now. The Black Keys had two of the
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