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  • Yoshi's to open San Francisco club in the Fillmore Nov. 28

    published Sep 18, 2007

    (Jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be Yoshi's San Francisco's opening act Nov. 28) The new San Francisco wing of esteemed Oakland jazz venue Yoshi’s took the first step towards opening this afternoon: ... More >>

  • Devendra Banhart at the MOMA

    published Sep 17, 2007

    (Devendra Banhart's "Banded King Snake and Thunder Maiden") Devendra Banhart's new album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, has my tag for record of the year -- or maybe I should say it's at least i... More >>

  • Lasers Make Everything Better: Crime in Choir at the MOMA

    published Sep 14, 2007

    (Anthony McCall's "You and I, Horizontal III") Crime in Choir September 13, 2007 SF MOMA Better Than: Being stoned for Laser Floyd at your local planetarium When my friends ask about my favorite sh... More >>

  • Pitchfork gives music a low score

    published Sep 13, 2007

    Gotta love The Onion for this one.... -- J.M. Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8 CHICAGO—Music, a mode of creative expression consisting of sound and silence expressed through time, was given a 6.8 out of ... More >>

  • It's Official: Led Zeppelin Show is on!

    published Sep 12, 2007

    Last week Led Zeppelin fans got tossed around in a giant tease-a-thon as music sites repeatedly hinted at a Led Zep reunion show. Well today the official types made their official announcement: Led ... More >>

  • White Stripes Cancel Show: Meg's Anxiety Cited

    published Sep 12, 2007

    After pulling out of this weekend’s Austin City Limits fest earlier this week, the White Stripes today announced that they’re canceling their entire tour – which includes their upcoming show a... More >>

  • Hipster Mockery pt. 2: Annoying Hipster Douchebag

    published Aug 29, 2007

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  • Hipster Olympics

    published Aug 29, 2007

    Funniest. Shit. Ever.... More >>

  • Will Oldham goes West

    published Aug 17, 2007

    Who knew Will Oldham was so hiphop? (FYI: perfect for Friday afternoon time-wasting humor).... More >>

  • MF DOOM Fucks SF?: WTF Went Down, Bay Area? Pt. 2

    published Aug 17, 2007

    Damn, MF Doom really screwed up from the sound of things. Here's another complaint out his show this past week, this one from Joshua in Roseville. "Someone should write something up about the MF DOO... More >>

  • Napoleon Dynamite: Tonight! Free! Outside!

    published Aug 16, 2007

    The IFC channel is hosting its Free Film Fest in Union Square this week. Tuesday night I caught a bit of Raising Arizona; last night they showed the Princess Bride. But tonight should be the pièce ... More >>

  • New AFI Side Project: Blaqk Audio

    published Aug 02, 2007

    Davey Havok and Jade Puget from AFI have a new eyeliner-friendly project in the works called Blaqk Audio. And this is no minor basement-band startup, either, judging from the duo's hyper-slick website... More >>

  • Ex-Black Dice-r Hits Bay Area

    published Aug 01, 2007

    (Soft Circle performing live at a Doug Aitken happening at the NY MOMA) Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an incredibly talented visual and sonic artist (his visual work was part of the Cosmic Wonder show a... More >>

  • Local label loses artist in van accident

    published Jul 30, 2007

    Local Emeryville label Absolutely Kosher announced today the sad news that bassist Trevor Butler from the band Bottom of the Hudson died in a van accident last night in North Carolina. Drummer Greg Ly... More >>

  • Surveillance Cameras and Asylum Ashes: YBC’s Creepy Cool New Exhibit

    published Jul 30, 2007

    (Listening Post at Whitney Museum of American Art, December 2002. Photo by David Allison) I spent a good part of last Saturday afternoon contemplating the creepy, yet wholly captivating new exhibit ... More >>

  • Last Night: Grinderman at Great American

    published Jul 27, 2007

    (Nick Cave on Live on Later) Grinderman July 26, 2007 Great American Music Hall Better Than: Um, only seeing Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds? Since hearing the first note of Nick Cave’s garage punk out... More >>

  • The Liars Video to Blow Your Mind

    published Jul 26, 2007

    I'm a huge fan of Liars' psychotic, psychedelic post-punk madness. So I'm stoked that the band has a new album coming out August 28. And I'm a huge fan of the evil things their music does to the brain... More >>

  • Free M.I.A. show Saturday

    published Jul 24, 2007

    Those of you who didn't grab tickets to M.I.A.'s beyond-sold-out show at Rickshaw Stop Saturday night still have a chance to see the international electro queen perform live. She'll be at Amoeba's Ber... More >>

  • Last Night: Ryan Adams at Herbst Theater

    published Jul 24, 2007

    Ryan Adams July 23, 2007 Herbst Theater Better Than: Nirvana Unplugged There are basically two kinds of shows out there. There are performances that are all about the music (pristine versions of an a... More >>

  • RIAA Targets More California College Students

    published Jul 23, 2007

    The music cops at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent out their sixth wave of “pre-litigation letters” last week, and some three dozen California college kids are among the l... More >>

  • Chow Nasty live on Seattle's KEXP today at noon

    published Jul 20, 2007

    Tune into Seattle indie station KEXP right now to hear S.F. party funksters Chow Nasty. They're entertaining the Northwest and the internet with a blend of interviews and live performance.... More >>

  • And on the third day of Pumpkins, our Corgan gave to thee….

    published Jul 19, 2007

    We haven’t hit any more of the sold-out Smashing Pumpkins shows in S.F. this week, but we can pass along another bit of hilarious gossip about the band. On Tuesday we reported that Seattle weekly ra... More >>

  • Don't make the breakup a big deal if you're just gonna get back together

    published Jul 18, 2007

    You expect artists like KISS or Cher to tell you every farewell performance is their last. It's all part of the act. But earnest post-rockers Slint? Where's the indie cred in auctioning off your gear,... More >>

  • Smashing Pumpkins Move to SF, Fight with Seattle

    published Jul 17, 2007

    I hit the second of a billion Smashing Pumpkins shows at the Fillmore last night. Already the die-hards in the crowd were easy to spot. They were the ones knowingly commenting that Billy Corgan’s Ed... More >>

  • New Hamburger Eyes in stores, or should we say Hamburger Ears

    published Jul 13, 2007

    The latest issue of the world-class, locally-produced photo zine Hamburger Eyes came out recently. This one's called Hamburger Ears, as the eleventh issue of the wordless publication features only sho... More >>

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