Local Natives have come a long way. Five years ago, they were selling knives to housewives by day and masquerading as rock stars at night. Fast-forward to Wednesday night: the L.A. band played a sold-out Fox Theater in Oakland.
l Natives is getting ready to hit the road again to support their sophomore effort, “Hummingbird,” which drops tomorrow. After kicking off their tour with sold-out shows in their L.A. home base, the band takes their brand of psychedelic indie pop up to Oakland this Wednesday.
For the first time in a while, it seems like the Golden Globes has a chance to shift the tide in the Best Picture Oscar race.
Fans can let out a sigh of relief. As far as book to film translations go, “The Hunger Games” can safely enter the pantheon of quality adaptations alongside “Harry Potter” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “Golden Compass”, this is not.
Modern rock neophytes Young the Giant launched their second headlining tour Wednesday night with the first of two sold-out shows at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco. Sound quality at the Fillmore is top-notch—some of the best I’ve ever experienced in a live venue—and the music didn’t disappoint.
Three years ago, Sameer Gadhia ’11 was a typical parent’s dream — a smart kid studying Human Biology at Stanford, getting involved in his spare time by singing in Talisman and enjoying Greek life in Sigma Nu
People who complain about how much music sucks today need look no further than Wilco to have their arguments squashed. While other bands have shot to superstardom and either flamed out or comfortably nestled in mediocrity, the Chicago-based band has steadily chugged along, sneakily becoming one of the most important American rock bands around. Despite that, the members of Wilco still maintain a relatively low profile.
Everyone knows the Golden Globes are really just one big boozefest (see Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech). Any credibility the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had was thrown out the window last year after they nominated “The Tourist” in the best comedic film and acting categories. It’s just an excuse for Hollywood’s rich and famous to turn out, rub shoulders and have a good time. Here’s a look at what the celebs wore to the party.