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2008 Stories by Ian S. Port

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  • Free Booker T. Jones Concert Tomorrow

    published Oct 24, 2008

    "Green Onions" fans should get to Fillmore Center Plaza farmer's market (the corner of Fillmore and O'Farrell) tomorrow between noon and 6 p.m. -- that's when a free music festival will take place, fe... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Maneesh the Twister

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Maneesh the Twister killed it DJing our Music Awards party last week. He was one of the DJs representing for Surya Dub, which won "Best Club Night" the year before, a party that kills it regularly at... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Facing New York

    published Oct 23, 2008

    Eric Frederick is one busy dude. When he's not busy commanding dance pop band Wallpaper (which, by the way, won an SF Weekly Music Award for dance/electronic music last week), he's moving feet in th... More >>

  • Free Sir Richard Bishop Show Sunday

    published Oct 23, 2008

    Sir Richard Bishop hasn't met a style of guitar playing he can't adopt as his own. The Sun City Girls member flirts with everything from jazz to Latin and Indian styles of playing. His music is beauti... More >>

  • Wyclef Comes to Town with Matt Damon

    published Oct 22, 2008

    After traveling to Haiti to help with relief efforts for victims of Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike, Wycelf Jean and Matt Damon are continuing their charitable streak here in San Francisco. Tom... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Magnetic Morning

    published Oct 22, 2008

    (Photo by Christy Bush) Swervedriver fans should put November 2 on their calendars, if they haven't already. That's the day the band's mastermind, Adam Franklin, comes to the Independent with his ot... More >>

  • Killers Cancel Tonight's Show

    published Oct 21, 2008

    If you're holding on to tickets for tonight's Killers show at the Warfield, hold on to those stubs a little longer. The band cancelled for tonight, citing illness as the reason. They'll come back to... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Kimya Dawson

    published Oct 21, 2008

    I'll admit, my favorite part of the newish Kimya Dawson song "Sunbeams And Some Beans" (off Alphabutt) comes at the very end. It's there that Dawson gives the sweetest little spoken-sung advice: "M... More >>

  • Rodriguez comes to S.F., backed by local band

    published Oct 20, 2008

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  • MP3 of the Day: Nothing People

    published Oct 20, 2008

    In poking around the lineup for this weekend's Budget Rock festival, I've become smitten with the online offerings of Orland, Ca. band Nothing People. The group's no wave sci fi aesthetic is self-desc... More >>

  • Last Night: Tina Turner at the HP Pavilion

    published Oct 20, 2008

    Tina Turner Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 HP Pavilion, San Jose Review By Jennifer Maerz Better than: Watching Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome It's hard to think of today's pop singers aging as well as Tina Tur... More >>

  • Free Red Meat

    published Oct 17, 2008

    In this tough economy, personal budgets are being slashed left and right. But some things you're gonna shell out the cash for no matter what -- booze and live music among them. Oakland's Red Meat w... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z

    published Oct 17, 2008

    I'm still a little fuzzy from last night's music awards ... so I'll let the song do most of the talking here. Mother-to-be M.I.A. teams with Jay-Z in an overtly coded anti-war song, "Boyz -- Feat. J... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: DJ Kuze

    published Oct 17, 2008

    DJ Kuze travels all over the dance music universe (hence, we're guessing, the need for the "space helmet"). But he's often returning to the world of drum 'n' bass these days, which makes sense since h... More >>

  • Brightblack Morning Light in Santa Cruz on Saturday

    published Oct 16, 2008

    Brightblack Morning Light really know how to put on a great live show. Their performance on Tuesday was beautifully slow and soulful, a trip for the stoned and sober alike. So that's good incentive to... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: T. Raumschmiere

    published Oct 16, 2008

    (T. Raumschmiere photo by by Marcus Stotz, from T.R.'s MySpace page) There's something about Berlin electro-punk T. Raumschmiere that reminds me more than a little of early Nine Inch Nails -- back w... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Personal and the Pizzas

    published Oct 15, 2008

    My friend Robert over at Amoeba hipped me to these guys, Personal and Pizzas, noting that they had the best band name around. I'll admit I didn't get it at first, but listening to their Dictators/St... More >>

  • Neil Young to Release Sugar Mountain Live From the Vaults

    published Oct 15, 2008

    Neil Young fans will be happy to know there's a new batch of old material coming up on the market soon. On November 25, the songwriter will release Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968, a set reco... More >>

  • Last Night: Brightblack Morning Light

    published Oct 15, 2008

    (Iasos, performing "Rapture of the Heart" back in '06) Brightblack Morning Light Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 Cafe du Nord Words by Jennifer Maerz Better than: The "old" New Age You may be the kinda pe... More >>

  • Band of Horses Added to Bridge School Benefit

    published Oct 14, 2008

    Well they're slightly different than ZZ Top, but the vacant slot left by those dudes on the Bridge School Benefit has been filled by Band of Horses, who will bring their harmonic indie rock to the S... More >>

  • Lemonade: Moving to NYC, Free Party

    published Oct 14, 2008

    They finally got around to releasing a full length record, and now Lemonade is picking up stakes and moving to Brooklyn. It's a big loss for S.F., as the trio was always awesome live, stirring up cr... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: "Reckenor" covers/remixes

    published Oct 14, 2008

    (Gnarls Barkley covering "Reckenor" live) Of all the songs on Radiohead's In Rainbows, I think "Reckenor" is my favorite. The wailing, lonesome vocals; the long, slow build; the pickup towards the e... More >>

  • ZZ Top Cancel Bridge School Appearance

    published Oct 13, 2008

    If you were hoping to catch ZZ Top at Neil Young's upcoming Bridge School benefit, the band of beards has unfortunately cancelled, citing a "scheduling conflict." Nuts. That still leaves Young, Nora J... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Wilco + Fleet Foxes

    published Oct 13, 2008

    Talk about a cover that gives you the chills: Wilco and Fleet Foxes recorded a version of Dylan's classic tune (made popular by the Band*) "I Shall Be Released" in Bend, Oregon back in August. Heavenl... More >>

  • Plant Trees, Meet Pearl Jam

    published Oct 10, 2008

    (Stone Gossard, in NYC. Credit AP) Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is coming to San Francisco next week -- to play a show, sure, but really to plant trees in a special S.F. neighborhood to be ann... More >>

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