2013 Grammys playlist: Listen to Frank Ocean, the Lumineers, M83 and more
Being less interested in what people are wearing, who shows up, speeches and drama, we decided to focus on the actual music at the Grammys (crazy right?).
Treasure Island Music Festival photos: Public Enemy, Girl Talk, the XX, M83, Divine Fits, more
The 2012 edition of the Treasure Island Music Festival brought a host of bands, a 60-foot ferris wheel, interactive art, a silent disco, interesting food, roaming performers and more to the Bay Area this past weekend.
M83 at the Ogden Theatre, 4/30/12 (photos and review)
Almost everything about M83 is cinematic in scope. It’s epic. It’s over-the-top. Its emotions hinge on an arc. The instrumentals are grandiose and fearless; if Ennio Morricone had relied more on synthesizers than symphonies, our vision of the Wild West might have ended up sounding like M83.
I Might Be Wrong: M83 and the French bring cheese to the table
The heyday of cutesy popular music was no doubt the 1980s. If Jules Winfield in “Pulp Fiction” can identify an unknown -- and his hair -- by simply invoking A Flock of Seagulls, the hindsight is, ahem, 80/80: The bands of the Reagan Era boasted odd style, instrumentation and paths.
I Might Be Wrong: The top 10 things to expect from “Top 10” lists this year
On Tuesday, Paste kicked off the “Top 10 season” with the first lists from a major player in the music criticism business. From here until, well, February of 2012, we’ll be knee deep in “Best of” rankings from everyone from Robert Christgau to your dad’s creepy boss who can’t get enough Bruno Mars.
Live review: Fun Fun Fun festival @ Auditorium Shores in Austin, Tex.
Have Fun Fun Fun, kids, as long as you’re back by 10. Austin’s inventive and progressive Fun Fun Fun Festival, now in its sixth year, offered something for everyone this past weekend: metal and electro sets, hip-hop and indie rock, comedy, classic punk, art, eclectic food, even Hollywood celebrities.