• INTERVIEW: MS MR's Lizzy Plapinger reimagines herself as LPX

    INTERVIEW: MS MR’s Lizzy Plapinger reimagines herself as LPX

    With MS MR, the New York electro-pop duo behind indie hits like “Hurricane” and “Bones,” label-head Lizzy Plapinger got her first taste of the music industry from the perspective of an artist. Cuco, LPX 9 p.m., Friday Popscene at Rickshaw Stop Tickets: $13. Plapinger made a quick study…
  • PHOTOS: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys bridge Boston and Berkeley at the Greek

    PHOTOS: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys bridge Boston and Berkeley at the Greek

    BERKELEY — The Rancid and Dropkick Murphys “From Boston to Berkeley Tour” is nearing the finish line —but not quite there yet, because the tour actually started in Maine and is concluding in Los Angeles. The Greek Theatre show Sunday, however, was the two bands’ only Bay Area stop. Both Rancid—founded in…
  • Catching up with San Cisco: Guitarist Josh Biondillo on the Aussies' <em>The Water</em>

    Catching up with San Cisco: Guitarist Josh Biondillo on the Aussies’ The Water

    San Cisco may be a west coast band, with a name that could pass for a tourist’s abbreviation for San Francisco and an upbeat Californian pop sound, but the quartet actually calls the west coast of Australia home. San Cisco, Wooing 8 p.m., Aug. 28 Great American Music…
  • Manchester quartet Everything Everything wants to talk on <em>A Fever Dream</em>

    Manchester quartet Everything Everything wants to talk on A Fever Dream

    Between the United States having a president with one of the lowest approval ratings in history, the United Kingdom panicking as it prepares to leave Europe and the rise of terrorist attacks and global threats, it’s an understatement to say that the world is in a state of…
  • Introducing Talay: Folk singer finds inner rock star, moves in with parents

    Introducing Talay: Folk singer finds inner rock star, moves in with parents

    A Guns N’ Roses cover band helped Megan Talay find her inner-frontwoman. Beginning in college as a solo singer-songwriter, Megan Talay, who goes by her last name, released an EP of honest folky songs in 2015. Her newest, self-titled EP was anything but. It’s filled with snarky, funny…
  • Introducing LOLAA: Indie rock sisters get personal by turning to dance

    Introducing LOLAA: Indie rock sisters get personal by turning to dance

    Sisters Lex Valentine and Nadia Valerie King spent nearly a decade sporting guitar-led indie rock band Magneta Lane in Toronto. They’d started it high school and it was all they’d known until 2015, when the two became restless to try something different. As it turned out, that something…
  • In conversation: Rock and roll prospectors The Melvins talk about their latest treasure

    In conversation: Rock and roll prospectors The Melvins talk about their latest treasure

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre features Humphrey Bogart as an out of luck prospector south of the border. John Huston’s 1948 film depicts the negative effects success can have on a group of friends. It is the favorite movie of Roger “King Buzzo” Osbourne, frontman for The…
  • INTERVIEW: Frenship keeps the boat afloat after "Capsize"

    INTERVIEW: Frenship keeps the boat afloat after “Capsize”

    How do you follow up one of the most listened-to songs of 2016? “We’re going out on top. We’re done,” says James Sunderland, one-half of Los Angeles synth-pop duo Frenship, whose song “Capsize” was declared by many as the song of the summer last year. Frenship at Outside…