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2005 Stories by Dave Pehling

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  • Jack Endino

    published December 21, 2005

    Though millions of people heard his sonic influence on classic efforts by Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and others, recorded during his stint as... More >>

  • Ennio Morricone

    published December 14, 2005

    Most attempts at compiling the massive output of Italian soundtrack giant Ennio Morricone have stuck to the obvious, focusing on a mix of the... More >>

  • Get your improvisational noise on with the "Jyrk Jamboree"; get your Mexicali rock on with Los Lobos

    published December 14, 2005

    For fans of psychedelically experimental sound, the "Jyrk Jamboree," which hits the Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday, Dec. 14, looks to be an... More >>

  • Holy beat-bevy Batman: Cut Chemist, Z-Trip, Radar, Faust, Romanowski, dead prez, Marques Wyatt, Lisa Shaw, and "The Rootdown SF."

    published December 14, 2005

    The first two volumes of Bomb Hip-Hop's Return of the DJ compilation often get credit for reviving the art of vinyl manipulation in the... More >>

  • The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

    published December 7, 2005

    Years before 2 Live Crew got as nasty as they wanted to be and Kool Keith started regaling fans with tales of interstellar ass-crack spelunking,... More >>

  • Tom Vek

    published November 16, 2005

    The current round of '80s dance-punk redux has been going on long enough that it's only a matter of time before some bandwagon-jumping latecomers... More >>

  • Boogie-rock freakoids Green Milk From the Planet Orange and No Doctors, and the megarock of OG grunge masters Mudhoney

    published November 16, 2005

    Nirvana's gargantuan barbed-wire hooks and Soundgarden's ham-fisted modern take on Zeppelin and Sabbath heaviness may have sold a bazillion more... More >>

  • The Gris Gris

    published November 9, 2005

    As much acclaim as musical witch doctor Greg Ashley received for the 2004 debut by his brainchild the Gris Gris -- even snotty,... More >>

  • The Atomic Bitchwax

    published November 9, 2005

    The departure of guitarist Ed Mundell from New Jersey-based power trio Atomic Bitchwax back in 2003 could easily have been the death knell for the... More >>

  • Don't be a Hallo-weenie -- consult our guide to this weekend's scariest rock!

    published October 26, 2005

    Few places on the planet embrace the dark pageantry and unbridled depravity associated with Halloween like San Francisco. And what better way to... More >>

  • Psychokinetics

    published September 7, 2005

    A contemporary of fellow underground hip-hoppers Zion I and Crown City Rockers, Bay Area crew Psychokinetics has been rocking stages and dropping... More >>

  • Department of What the Fuck?

    published August 31, 2005

    Long before Ronnie James Dio was slaying mechanical dragons in front of arenas packed with teenage heshers and W.A.S.P. mainstay Blackie Lawless... More >>

  • Coup de Grace

    published August 31, 2005

    The concept of dumbing rock down to the bare essentials has been a time-honored approach for countless bands, from ham-fisted metallic pioneers... More >>

  • Iron Maiden

    published August 17, 2005

    In a classic case of sending mixed signals, the British metal stalwarts of Iron Maiden tagged their uneven career-spanning two-disc set as... More >>

  • Old Grandad

    published July 13, 2005

    A mainstay on the local metal scene before splitting up back in 2000, Old Grandad appealed to a wide range of heavy-music fans with a unique mix... More >>

  • Drunk Horse

    published July 6, 2005

    Though Drunk Horse is often lumped in with the Sabbath-worshipping stoner-rock hordes that the band's original label, Man's Ruin, was responsible... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 25, 2005

    There's some whack shit going down in Newport, and it's got nothing to do with Seth Cohen and Marissa Cooper on The O.C. The Newport I'm... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 27, 2005

    And you thought life in the Mission was rough. After Marie Daulne's father was killed during a revolution in her native Congo, her family sought... More >>

  • The Flaming Stars

    published January 19, 2005

    Max Décharné and the Flaming Stars have been crafting their literate brand of garage-rock-meets-lounge-noir since 1994 yet somehow... More >>

  • Billy Nayer Show

    published January 12, 2005

    Though songwriter and all-around auteur Cory McAbee has called the Billy Nayer Show's latest its most accessible effort yet, longtime local fans... More >>

  • Azeem

    published January 5, 2005

    In 2004, this one-time member of Spearhead dropped fiery political invective on Mayhemistics for Wide Hive (fronting the label's... More >>

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