Howard Hardee is a freelance writer based in Chico, California. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, he has a BA in journalism and writes stories about music, outdoor adventures, politics, and the environment for alt-weeklies across the country. He is an aficionado of fine noises, and has a theremin in his living room.
12 days ago | Concerts
"Vertigo," the lead single off hip-hop duo Atmosphere's new album, "Mi Vida Local," contains sobering observations about climate change or the nuclear apocalypse or whatever happens to be threatening humanity's existence at the moment. “I might be...
The Brooklyn-based outfit makes richly textured '60s psych-pop loaded with fuzzy guitar riffs.
Despite seemingly unbridgeable gaps between races and genders and political parties, Franti says the real battle is the personal tug-of-war between cynicism and optimism.
Frontman Spiller and his bandmates aren't trying to cash in on Top 40 trends; rather, they're making strikingly untrendy music that's rooted almost entirely in stuff that happened 40-plus years ago.
6 months ago | Interviews
Despite proclaiming himself the Caribbean King of Comedy, Majah Hype doesn't have a background in improv — or standup, for that matter.
7 months ago | Concerts
L.A.-based rockers make music with very little wasted motion, instrumentally or lyrically — they get to the point.