Thursday, March 15, 2012 1 p.m. SXSW is time machine, not always dialed towards the future. Though the clubs change names every season, the gimmicks get more and more outrageous -- witness the skyscraper-sized vending machine stocked with minivan-sized bags of chemically-enhanced corn chips whose n ... More >>
(Editor's note: Photos from Monae's set and a review of/photos from Of Montreal's set are coming in the morning.) Janelle Monáe is proof that there's hope for music yet. The pint-sized singer/performer doesn't conform to any one genre; she openly flaunts sonic limitations and musical boxes. In fac ... More >>
Artist: Lily Allen Album: It's Not Me, It's You Label: Capitol Equation: Equation of an Elliptic Cylinder
8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."
Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.
Alright, Still (Capitol)