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2005 Stories by Justin F. Farrar

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  • Misc. Reviews

    published September 21, 2005

    It's been a while since I read a boss music zine, so the recent arrival of Galactic Zoo Dossier #6 -- a 76-page rag dedicated to... More >>

  • August Born

    published September 14, 2005

    Those of you keeping up with the indie free-folk movement know August Born is a highly anticipated summer blockbuster. It's the product of ... More >>

  • The Wooden Cupboard

    published August 31, 2005

    I keep thinking this disc is some old, warped cassette of ritualistic worship music created by an esoteric California fertility cult that spent... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 24, 2005

    Cock rock is a sacred American tradition, for both the penis and late '70s rock are righteous. Hence, so is GenderEnders' monthly rock showcase... More >>

  • Label Profile

    published August 17, 2005

    The first Anopheles release I purchased was a 7-inch, Jim Shepard Plays the Songs of Kim Fowley. Shepard, who committed suicide in '98... More >>

  • The Corndawg

    published August 17, 2005

    Before his latest release, the Corndawg (aka Johnny Fritz of Philadelphia) was known exclusively as a musical prankster crooning obscene,... More >>

  • Misc. Reviews

    published August 10, 2005

    Back in April, we here at SF Weekly informed you about the existence of this new "indie label" by the name of Ouch!, which is owned --... More >>

  • The Skaters

    published August 10, 2005

    As a tool for deep-sonic exploration, the human voice doesn't see much action these days. Sure, it's one of the last human confections still... More >>

  • Growing/Mark Evan Burden

    published August 10, 2005

    A fellow music critic recently e-mailed me saying, "the descent of all this 'experimental' music into new age...is...NOT a good thing." The two... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 10, 2005

    The boys in Pelican recently released an EP titled March Into the Sea, and the title track is what I believe to be the longest,... More >>

  • Marissa Nadler

    published August 3, 2005

    The cover of Marissa Nadler's sophomore disc, The Saga of Mayflower May, resembles a Victorian daguerreotype hanging upon a wall covered in... More >>

  • Excepter

    published August 3, 2005

    I have already penned (for other publications) nearly 20 pages of hyperbolic praise for and obsessive overanalyzing of the psychedelic sounds... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 3, 2005

    Metalux is these two colorfully exotic and rather enigmatic female musicians, M.V. Carbon and J. Gräf, both of whom reside in... More >>

  • Reviews Reviewed

    published July 27, 2005

    We like Aquarius Records, the boutique record shop located on Valencia Street in the Mission. The clerks there are helpful, their recommendations... More >>

  • The Davenport Family

    published July 27, 2005

    Field Tales is a double-disc collection of 35 field recordings from the Davenport Family (aka Davenport), a Wisconsin collective that jams... More >>

  • OK Computer?

    published July 6, 2005

    Scheduling an interview with hip-as-shit rockers on the rise is always an arduous, energy-sucking affair. How is a struggling San Fran freelance... More >>

  • Magik Markers

    published July 6, 2005

    Magik Markers are this seminoisy, lo-fi indie-rock trio from New England incessantly championed in print by the grand dragon of all things... More >>

  • Little Howling Wolf

    published July 6, 2005

    Shattered-blues meditations; stoned, staggering polkas; ancient tongues spewing forth haunted voodoo-gibberish; back-porch gospel delirium; a room... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 6, 2005

    Have you worn out your copy of the Wedding Present's Bizarro? Do you still wonder why R.E.M. doesn't write songs like "Gardening at Night"... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 29, 2005

    Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice is the cryptic name for this media-shy outfit from New York that, over a slew of releases in '04 and '05,... More >>

  • The Mountain Goats

    published June 22, 2005

    The Mountain Goats is the name used by this singer/songwriter John Darnielle, who initially emerged during the golden age of cassette-released,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 22, 2005

    As America's answer to Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee commands the attention of generations of rock music geeks. Though maintaining a sporadic... More >>

  • Sublime Frequencies

    published June 15, 2005

    Sounds Released: Folk field recordings and pop music from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East In the late 1800s, this esoteric... More >>

  • Terrestrial Tones

    published June 15, 2005

    Blasted, indeed, because this collaboration between Dave Portner (aka Avey Tare of Animal Collective) and Eric Copeland (of Black Dice) is... More >>

  • Gang Gang Dance

    published June 8, 2005

    Gang Gang Dance is from New York and utilizes female vocals, guitars, drums, bass, piano, synthesizers, percussion, and digital editing. The... More >>

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