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2006 Stories by Garrett Kamps

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  • Pop Quiz

    published November 15, 2006

    1) Match the erstwhile retiree, i.e. Jigga and Stallone, to his middle name: A. Corey B. Gardenzio 2) To which upcoming project did... More >>

  • Subtle

    published October 11, 2006

    If there's justice in the world, Subtle frontman Doseone will someday win a MacArthur Genius Grant. John Zorn won one this year; so did some guy... More >>

  • Brave New World

    published September 27, 2006

    Hippies, though admirable and well intentioned, often compensate for their excellent politics with profoundly lousy art. Which is a real bummer,... More >>

  • Nina Nastasia

    published September 20, 2006

    You don't have to have lived in New York City to appreciate Nina Nastasia's fourth album, but it helps. It helps to imagine autumn arriving in... More >>

  • Diva Dumbdown

    published September 13, 2006

    Xtina, Paris, Jessica, and Beyonce have all just released records. Are you up to speed on your pop pabulum? 1) A "Freakum Dress" is: a) A... More >>

  • Ratatat

    published September 13, 2006

    One of these dudes is the touring guitarist for Dashboard Confessional. How kooky is that? Not as kooky as the jams you're gonna find on this... More >>

  • Net Gains

    published August 16, 2006

    Fact: It's now uncool to spazz about a band just because it got big overnight thanks to the Power of the Internet (MP3 blogs, MySpace, etc.). Also... More >>

  • The Chop Shop

    published August 16, 2006

    Remember ye olde days of turntablism? When all the DJs (diggers, we called them) were high on their horses delivering lessons — literally, as... More >>

  • Midlake

    published August 9, 2006

    Texas' Midlake recently guest-DJ'd a set on Gorilla vs. Bear blogger Chris Cantalini's satellite radio show for Sirius. That set included, among... More >>

  • Grandaddy

    published August 2, 2006

    For a band that obsesses so much about the inexorable march of technology, Modesto's Grandaddy sure has managed to arrest any evolution of its... More >>

  • Player's Club

    published July 26, 2006

    For years now, we, the faithful, have rooted for our wily, under-estimated Oakland A's to win a World Series. And for years now, another bunch of... More >>

  • The Velvet Teen

    published July 26, 2006

    Cum Laude finds Petaluma trio the Velvet Teen attempting the same stylistic 180 it pulled by following up serrated pop stunner Out of... More >>

  • I Interviewed Al Gore and Shit

    published May 10, 2006

    Al Gore is impossibly tall. He's a linebacker, broad-shouldered. He looks like one of those Stonehenge rocks stuffed into an expensive blue suit.... More >>

  • Indie Dim Sum

    published May 10, 2006

    A decade after its founding, the annual Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival is back to blow your senses, featuring a mix of mediums that includes... More >>

  • Sunset Rubdown

    published April 26, 2006

    In a perfect world, side projects would be judged independent of project-projects. But this ain't a perfect world, so Spencer Krug's Sunset... More >>

  • The Collectible Journey

    published April 19, 2006

    It's no exaggeration to call Herbie Herbert one of the Bay Area's most important people. As the manager of Journey from 1973 to 1993, Herbert... More >>

  • Fire Fighting

    published April 12, 2006

    On May 1, 2006, policy will be put into effect banning our most beloved beach fires on Ocean Beach. Unless it isn't. "There is nothing... More >>

  • The Continuing Evolution of Sucka Free City

    published March 29, 2006

    People keep asking: What is Sucka Free City? This, to me, is a dumb question. It's like asking what your infant kid's going to be when he grows up... More >>

  • The Drug-Sucker Proxy

    published March 29, 2006

    This Monday, something wonderful happens: baseball season begins. I'm sure you're all as excited as I am. Also happening on Monday: the release of... More >>

  • Celebrity Sound Bites!

    published March 29, 2006

    Hey, Patton Oswalt, what does Sucka Free City mean to you? Catch Patton, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and other yucksters this Saturday,... More >>

  • This Sure Is a Small Space for Such a Rousing Manifesto

    published March 22, 2006

    Let us consider the name: Sucka Free City. Local historians believe this now-common euphemism for San Francisco to have originated in the... More >>

  • Readers, Writers, Arithmetic-ers,

    published March 15, 2006

    When I started out as music editor at SF Weekly in June 2003, I thought the Listen Up supplement published three months prior had been... More >>

  • Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    published February 1, 2006

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like at this moment to announce that I will be retiring from this program in two weeks' time, because of poor... More >>

  • Brodreo Drive

    published January 25, 2006

    SF Weekly headquarters is located in a sterile building that houses a great deal of other offices and companies and conference rooms. In... More >>

  • Presenting Group Hug 2006, a free mix-CD offered as consolation for everything wrong in the world

    published January 18, 2006

    So here we are, well into January, and I'm sure the last thing you'd like to read is a reflective article about the ups and downs of 2005. Well,... More >>

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