• REVIEW: Guns N' Roses take the Oracle to Paradise City

    REVIEW: Guns N’ Roses take the Oracle to Paradise City

    OAKLAND — After nearly three and a half hours and 32 songs, Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and the Guns N’ Roses gang still had the same level on-stage energy for No. 33 as they did at the outset. The legendary ’80s and ’90s rock band shimmied around on stage during set…
  • Sara Rachele makes her own opportunities from chaos

    Sara Rachele makes her own opportunities from chaos

    Sara Rachele describes her music as, “Like somebody dropped Emmylou Harris down a well, and she’s mad about it,” but otherwise she’s difficult to pin down. “I’m at a place where I’m ignoring what’s happening in the industry because I don’t think anybody knows,” she says. Her latest…
  • Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery

    Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery

    Every week, there’s a plethora of new music at our fingertips. Artists on platforms such as Spotify and Bandcamp are plentiful, and the radio offers a steady deluge of new singles, but who has time to sort through all that? RIFF does! We pooled our resources to find some of the…
  • Q&A: Nomad Alice Merton raises anchor, drops "Roots"

    Q&A: Nomad Alice Merton raises anchor, drops “Roots”

    Alice Merton has had nine homes since she was born. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but her parents soon moved to Connecticut, and then again to Ontario, Canada. When she was 13, they moved back to Germany after bouts of homesickness; this time to Munich, followed by…
  • WIN TICKETS: Syd (the Internet, Odd Future) and Malia at Regency Ballroom

    WIN TICKETS: Syd (the Internet, Odd Future) and Malia at Regency Ballroom

    The Internet and Odd Future member Sydney Loren Bennett, better known as Syd, is coming to the Regency Ballroom on Nov. 29, and she’s bringing up-and-coming R&B singer Malia along. We’ve got your tickets to the show. Syd Malia Wednesday, Nov. 29 The Regency Ballroom Tickets: $25 Malia, the…
  • Introducing Post Precious: Alex Winston and MS MR's Max Hershenow want to make their own success

    Introducing Post Precious: Alex Winston and MS MR’s Max Hershenow want to make their own success

    Michigan singer-songwriter Alex Winston and MS MR’s Max Hershenow are so over big labels. Together as new duo Post Precious, Winston and Hershenow are going back to basics when it comes to writing, recording and releasing their own songs. For Hershenow, whose band MS MR is on hiatus…
  • <em>MINDHUNTER</em>: Composer Jason Hill, of Louis XIV, never complacent

    MINDHUNTER: Composer Jason Hill, of Louis XIV, never complacent

    Since he was 12, Louis XIV frontman and score composer Jason Hill had always been a member of one band or another. While his friends juggled other childhood interests, playing music was all that mattered to Hill. MINDHUNTER This is the conclusion of a two-part series about musician-producer-composer…
  • <em>MINDHUNTER</em>: Inside the mind of composer, David Fincher collaborator Jason Hill

    MINDHUNTER: Inside the mind of composer, David Fincher collaborator Jason Hill

    Louis XIV and Vicky Cryer frontman Jason Hill had just broken up with a girlfriend on a Friday and was wondering what he would do next. Two days later, he answered a phone call that would alter his career trajectory; one that would lead him to write music…
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