Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a New Yorker who in 1841 was deceived and sold into slavery. And although his story is told with immense dignity, its epic adaptation into film doesn’t quite capture what inner strength it took to endure the ordeal.
San Francisco has a solid indie pop band in Geographer, but there’s still something disappointing about the group.
Bust out the nine-to-five and then take advantage of the unrivaled opportunities to catch some great music in the City.
There is something to be admired in a band like Fleet Foxes, which is heavily influenced by folk classics like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but manages to retain enough of its character to create its own distinctive sound.
DeVotchKa is best known for scoring the independent film, “Little Miss Sunshine.” With the release of their fifth album, this Denver-based band proves that it owes its reputation not to the Academy Award-winning film, but rather to its stunning ability to transmit emotions through its exuberant, heartwarming brand of singular indie-world-folk music.
Roughly once each week, a Stanford student performer sits on the red couch, surrounded by recording equipment, and plays an intimate 15-minute gig which is subsequently lightly edited and uploaded onto the student group’s YouTube page.
There will be no more quirky indie rock operas from The Decemberists at least that’s the message implied on “The King Is Dead,” the sixth and latest studio release from the band.
Cage the Elephant are anti-establishment and they want you to know it.