Mikael Wood

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  • 3 years ago

    Big shit poppin': L.A.-based Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez follows up Thursday's House of Blues show with another Houston show October 10 at the much bigger Bayou Music Center. (So if you didn't get your tickets early...) And that's after the numerou...

  • 5 years ago

    Anumber of things have changed in Camp Interpol since we last heard from the NYC gloom-rock dudes: In May, the band posted a note on its Web site announcing that fashion-plate bassist Carlos D had split in order to "follow another path, and to pur...

  • 5 years ago

    Given the goody-goody image she cultivated on American Idol, Jordin Sparks seemed an unlikely candidate to sell a song like "Battlefield," the title track from her 2009 sophomore disc. Last time we caught her, though, she came on way stronger than...

  • 5 years ago

    The nice-boy Brits in Athlete put out a couple of cool records in the early '00s that expertly combined Coldplay-style melodrama with Blur-like pop smarts; their latest, last year's Black Swan, is handsome but kind of humdrum. The dude who fronts ...

  • 7 years ago

    Despite the name, the faces on this SoCal singer-songwriter's sophomore disc aren't exactly unfamiliar: There's the Shins, there's Josh Rouse and, perhaps most of all, there's Jack Johnson, who signed Matt Costa to his Brushfire label and has had ...

  • 7 years ago

    The spring's biggest R&B tour got off to a rocky start, with American Idol champ Jordin Sparks sitting out the first run of dates thanks to a vocal hemorrhage and Alicia Keys canceling two shows last month as a result of swollen vocal cords. That ...