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2008 Stories by Ian S. Port

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  • Free Download Of The Day: Santogold's "Your Voice"

    published May 05, 2008

    While some of Santogold’s electro pop is a bit too ephemeral for my taste, when the Brooklyn artist is on, her music is definitely infectious. With music that leaps between M.I.A.’s international ... More >>

  • Last Night: David Karsten Daniels at the Hemlock

    published May 02, 2008

    (David Karsten Daniels singing "Martha Ann" at SXSW because my photos turned out terrible) David Karsten Daniels May 1, 2008 The Hemlock By Jennifer Maerz Better Than: quiet shows where you have to... More >>

  • Anna Oxygen Aerobicises SFIFF

    published May 01, 2008

    Once again, SFIFF's programming offers plenty of footage for music-loving cinephiles. But tonight's live performance by Anna Oxygen should truly merge the audio with the visual. The West Coast perf... More >>

  • Local DJs among 100 nominees in America's Best DJ contest

    published Apr 30, 2008

    (DJ Shadow's "High Noon") From our clubs editor's (John Graham's) desk: The list of nominees for DJ Times magazine's America's Best DJ contest has a number of locals, including: DJ Theo; Gabriel & D... More >>

  • Tonight: Keith Gessen, literary shit-stirrer, at Booksmith

    published Apr 29, 2008

    If you've got some free time around 7 p.m. tonight, Keith Gessen will be reading at Booksmith up on Haight Street. He got a glowing profile in the NY Times on Sunday, although the article dug into hi... More >>

  • Outside Lands adds single day tickets

    published Apr 28, 2008

    (Lupe Fiasco) As predicted, Outside Lands Festival has broken down their package ticket sales ($225.50 a pop) into single-day tickets ($85.00), a much more manageable fee given the shitty economic ... More >>

  • Ben Westhoff tells Usher he can't make love

    published Apr 25, 2008

    For your Friday morning entertainment: frequent SF Weekly contributer Ben Westhoff has responded to Usher's "Love in This Club" with a little love note of his own: a list of all the reasons "Why I ... More >>

  • Last Night: Fuck Buttons and Caribou at the Independent

    published Apr 24, 2008

    (Fuck Buttons) Fuck Buttons and Caribou April 23, 2008 at the Independent Photos and review by Jennifer Maerz Better than: All the other "Fuck" bands. The Independent was sold out last night for t... More >>

  • Erik Friedlander compliments dad's MOMA show

    published Apr 23, 2008

    (Erik Friedlander by Kurt Gellersted) Lee Friedlander's current exhibition at the SF MOMA is one of my favorite photography displays hosted by the museum. Specifically his black and white photos re... More >>

  • Jamie Lidell is Jim

    published Apr 22, 2008

    Jamie Lidell is prepping for the release this month of his new album, Jim, by getting into character a little early. Check out his videos before you check out his blue-eyed, white boy soul at Bimbo's... More >>

  • Metal Masters tour coming this summer

    published Apr 21, 2008

    (Testament) Metal fans will have the chance to get rocked by some of the genre's biggest idols this summer. Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Motorhead and Testament hit the road together for the "Meta... More >>

  • Get those air guitars ready

    published Apr 18, 2008

    The US Air Guitar championships hit San Francisco twice this summer. Per usual, the qualifying round will be held at the Independent, this year on June 25. But this year we'll also be hosting the f... More >>

  • The Traditional Fools: Trashcancisco's favorite sons

    published Apr 18, 2008

    (The Traditional Fools' "Street Surfin'") The Traditional Fools are the kind of band that makes you wish you had a basement -- just so you could throw a party for them to play. Every time I’ve se... More >>

  • Rock n roll with a patio

    published Apr 17, 2008

    Whenever you've got a sunny San Francisco day like today, the idiot line for Zeitgeist goes down the block. But you've just got to remember there are other bars with outdoor patios beyond 14th and V... More >>

  • Last Night: Cat Power at the Warfield

    published Apr 16, 2008

    Click here for more photos. Cat Power April 15, 2008 The Warfield Review by Jennifer Maerz Photos by Gretchen Robinette Better Than: All those times Chan Marshall couldn’t get through a show witho... More >>

  • Metallica -- live, in person, this weekend

    published Apr 15, 2008

    Metallica will be busy reminding fans to shop at old fashioned record stores this weekend, when they visit Rasputin's Mountain View store for "Record Store Day." Wristbands will be handed out starti... More >>

  • Live 105's summer concert lineup lacks luster this year

    published Apr 14, 2008

    (MGMT's "Electric Feel") For the past couple summers, Live 105's BFD has offered plenty of reasons to make the Shoreline haul--from Queens of the Stone Age to TV on the Radio to the Shins and Muse. ... More >>

  • KUSF birthday bash April 25

    published Apr 14, 2008

    (Wooden Shjips) As I've written before, I'm a huge KUSF supporter. I listen to the station online pretty much every day, and for the couple years I lived in Seattle I got my S.F. fix from the stati... More >>

  • Memorial for Lynette Knackstedt set for April 19 at Gilman

    published Apr 11, 2008

    (Lynette Knackstedt in 1997) Lynette Knackstedt, founding member of ska punks Skankin' Pickle, died last December 7 of a drug overdose. But her friends and fans are holding a memorial concert to rem... More >>

  • Last Night: King Brothers at Bottom of the Hill

    published Apr 11, 2008

    Click here for more photos from last night's show. King Brothers at Bottom of the Hill By SF Weekly Music Editor Jennifer Maerz April 10, 2008 There’s rock ‘n’ roll that’s in your face and... More >>

  • Make some noise! International Noise Conf. SF Friday

    published Apr 10, 2008

    (Telepathik Friend) For all you fans of white, black, and technicolored noise, San Francisco is hosting a noise throwdown on Friday April 11. The International Noise Conference offers three stages i... More >>

  • Temple Nightclub owners launch record label

    published Apr 09, 2008

    Not content to host a restaurant (Prana) and a nightclub (Temple) in San Francisco, Zen Compound is now launching a record label, Temple Music Group, in May. In a press release promising "cutting edge... More >>

  • Music Movie Wednesday: next week

    published Apr 08, 2008

    (Nina Simone) Local music historian Richie Unterberger is back with his amazing collection of rare music footage from back in the olden days (usually the '60s and '70s). Next Wednesday, April 16, U... More >>

  • Getting out of town is Awesome

    published Apr 07, 2008

    Fecal Face is reporting that Point Arena will be the temporary home away from home for a couple great Bay Area acts when Awesome Fest takes over the coastal town on April 18 and 19 at the Arena Thea... More >>

  • Saturday night: Get Earthless

    published Apr 04, 2008

    Looking for a way to spend Saturday night dazed and confused? San Diego's Earthless hits our 12 Galaxies this weekend, spreading their heavy rock haze to San Francisco. The masters of "cosmic noodlin... More >>

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