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  • Unfriend Everyone At Once! Commit 'Web 2.0 Suicide'
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    Unfriend Everyone At Once! Commit 'Web 2.0 Suicide'

    published Jan 06, 2010

    ​Are you tired of trying to decide whether your stepdad, your aunt, and that creepy dude from kindergarten are worth your social network friendship? Dude, it is exhausting trying to figure out who t... More >>

  • Noise Pop Raises the Stakes w/ Yoko Ono Band, Dodos + Magik Orchestra

    published Jan 06, 2010

    ​I've bitched in the past about Noise Pop not pushing the boundaries enough in its spring festival booking. I'd also like to give credit where credit's due. San Francisco's biggest indie bender just... More >>

  • Local Artists: We Want To Give You Money w/ Masterminds

    published Jan 05, 2010

    ​Screw the bad economy. We want to do our part to help local artists when we can, as part of the annual SF Weekly Masterminds grants program. As you can see from last year's finalists, Masterminds g... More >>

  • Video of the Day: McCabe and Mrs. Miller's Desert Drama

    published Jan 05, 2010

    Lonesome country duo McCabe and Mrs. Miller fled the city for the rundown motel rooms and expansive landscapes of Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree to film the video for "Time For Leaving," a Dear John let... More >>

  • Get A Streaming Preview of the New Vampire Weekend

    published Jan 05, 2010

    ​San Francisco seems to love Vampire Weekend. The band comes to town, the show quickly sells out. The New York pop prepsters also inspire a love 'em or hate 'em outpouring of opinion, though (the re... More >>

  • Amp Live Gets Radio Station, Films Video w/ Warriors

    published Jan 05, 2010

    ​2010 is gonna be a busy year for local producer whiz Amp Live. He has a new album coming out that I'm chomping at the bit to hear (check the first video, a great number about an android dude who st... More >>

  • Track of the Day: New Nothing People 7"

    published Jan 05, 2010

    ​Nothing People distort the vocals, the guitar lines, and the outlook on the future, their grimy dystopian visions making for ominous post punk gems. The Orland act just released a new 7" on Chicago... More >>

  • Phoenix to Play SF Show for "Losers"

    published Jan 05, 2010

    ​One of my favorite shows of 2009 had to be Phoenix's gig at the Warfield. If you missed that one, or, hey, if you just want to throw a sweet party for your buddies, Live 105 has a great contest goi... More >>

  • New Video: The Drums "I Felt Stupid"

    published Jan 04, 2010

    This Drums clip for "I Felt Stupid," which premiered on Pitchfork, shows us entering the new decade while still very nostalgic for the '80s era of John Hughes soundtracks. ... More >>

  • Watch the Hangover Tonight (Free)

    published Jan 04, 2010

    ​Raise your hand if your choice of a family holiday movie was The Hangover. Nothing like a comedy about a bachelor party that ends badly (with a naked man in the trunk, a baby in the hotel room, and... More >>

  • Ernest Gonzales' Electronic Experiment in Human Connection

    published Jan 04, 2010

    ​I'm not sure how Exponential Records owner Ernest Gonzales is planning to use all the secrets his fans are slowly pouring out to him. But the Austin producer (of cinematic post rock/electronic mood... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Carlton Melton Gets Stony in the Dome

    published Jan 04, 2010

    ​I spent the holidays getting my rural hippie on, traveling from the Oregon mountains for Christmas and then down to Big Sur for New Years. So it was only fitting that when forced to return to reali... More >>

  • New Shows Announced at Adobe Books

    published Jan 04, 2010

    ​Adobe Books gigs usually fly under the radar, and it's sometimes easier to hear about what's coming up after the show's over than before. The Mission's literary, art, and sometime music outlet list... More >>

  • Video of the Day: The Units' Cannibals

    published Jan 04, 2010

    ​Last year's reissue of The Units' History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983 was one of my favorite albums of the year. It brought to light an important, impressive early synth punk band from... More >>

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