Outside Lands Interview: Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff continues to find inspiration in his past

Jack Antonoff has written songs that have dealt with the death of his sister, and how her death impacted his life, for most of his musical career. The 30-year-old fun. guitarist was 18 when his sister Sarah died of cancer. “I wrote about it then. I wrote about it after that. I’m 30, and I write about it from the lens of now,” said Antonoff, whose new band Bleachers performs at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on August 8. Bleachers, a band that for Antonoff is every bit as important as his Grammy-winning counterpart, is an outlet for [...]

Review: Fun., Audrye Sessions, Heartsounds at Slim’s 5/14

Photo by yesterdayjuice Seeing a show headlined by a band called Fun. leads you to go into it with a certain set of expectations -- primarily that there's going to be some dancing. While dancing certainly did occur, I can vouch for that, it only started at the end of the night, when the most fun band of the evening took the stage. Before that happened, the bill was filled with two wildly different Bay Area bands that led to an enjoyable, if not disjointed show. I only caught the very end of opener Heartsounds's set but the first thing [...]

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