Ty Segall

Album review: Ty Segall, “Manipulator”

BY CHRIS TALBOTT AP MUSIC WRITER In another time and collective mental headspace Ty Segall might have been a pop star. With his dreamy new album, "Manipulator," the Los Angeles psych rocker has perfected a sound - the bright, shiny 1960s garage rock variety - that once fired the imagination of a generation.

Live review: Ty Segall @ the Hi-Dive

Close to 150 people filled the awkward space that is the Hi-Dive on South Broadway Thursday night to hear San Francisco Bay boy Ty Segall play songs from his 2010 release, “Melted.” A band of four took the stage just after 11 p.m., including mainstay-vixen drummer, Emily Rose Epstein, a pro guitarist and some doe-eyed blond girl who looked as if she had just hopped on tour that week.