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2007 Stories by Michael Alan Goldberg

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  • Sigur Rós

    published December 12, 2007

    In its first year, Von — the 1997 debut disc from Sigur Rós — moved a whopping 313 copies. A decade and nearly a... More >>

  • Sebastian Bach

    published November 28, 2007

    Say what you will about his hair-metal pedigree. Talk dismissively about his being firmly ensconced in the reality TV wasteland (Supergroup,... More >>

  • Legendary Oddballs Ween Paint the Town Brown

    published November 7, 2007

    A case could be made for San Francisco's American Music Club being a truly American counterpart to Britain's Joy Division. Although... More >>

  • Beat Box

    published October 24, 2007

    There are few DJ-related DVDs worth plunking down that hard-earned cash for, but the new History of DJ Krush is a... More >>

  • DJ Vadim Ditches Breakbeat for Dub on 'The Soundcatcher'

    published October 17, 2007

    German techno duo Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) has one hell of a Rolodex. On their latest release, Happy... More >>

  • Blonde Redhead, Sunset Rubdown and More SF Show Previews

    published October 17, 2007

    Given their respective noise-rock and industrial pedigrees, guitarist Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Hank III, Tomahawk) and bassist/programmer... More >>

  • Blaze of Glory

    published October 17, 2007

    The Bay Area boasts a metal history virtually unrivaled by any other region in the U.S. You know the names: Exodus, Death Angel, Testament,... More >>

  • Editors

    published September 19, 2007

    Surely, the pressing philosophical quandary of our time is whether it's OK for a modern rock singer to sound like Ian Curtis. Editors frontman... More >>

  • High on Fire

    published September 12, 2007

    Already regarded as one of modern metal's most face-meltingly fantastic bands, High on Fire further solidifies its reputation with Death is... More >>

  • Kinski

    published September 12, 2007

    Kinski is a wet dream for space-rock and psych-garage aficionados. When it comes to its namesake, the primarily instrumental Seattle quartet is... More >>

  • Tiny Vipers

    published August 15, 2007

    Tiny Vipers is the nom de indie-folk of Seattle songstress Jesy Fortino, and the seven austere numbers on her debut full-length live up to... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 15, 2007

    Ballyhooed British quartet the Magic Numbers — comprising two brother-sister sets — has devised a winning musical formula by... More >>

  • Blue-Ballin' Blues

    published July 25, 2007

    Over his 30-year career, first as a member of the Birthday Party and then as a solo artist abetted by the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave has donned many... More >>

  • The Last Time We Reunite (Except for That Next Time)

    published July 18, 2007

    A little more than two years ago, I was thinking about placing a bid on a beat-up Fender Stratocaster listed on eBay for around $800. This wasn't... More >>

  • Black Hole Son

    published July 4, 2007

    Not since Sir Laurence Olivier slummed his way through Clash of the Titans has such pure talent been so egregiously wasted. We're talking... More >>

  • Two Gallants

    published June 27, 2007

    Best known for playing boozy Southern blues shot through with punk ethos — and for getting tasered by Houston police after a nightclub fracas... More >>

  • Regional Rhyme Scheme

    published May 30, 2007

    Seattle is known for a lot of things, but hip hop ain't one of them. There's no dearth of inventive beats and rhymes in the Emerald City, but most... More >>

  • Scavenged Audio

    published May 23, 2007

    In the movie-making world, Foley artists are the folks who record natural noises to create sound effects. Their job is to, say, shake aluminum... More >>

  • Indie rock rules the roost: Modest Mouse and Meat Puppets

    published May 9, 2007

    A wealth of great talent has emerged from New Orleans over the years, but few artists from the last half century can match Allen Toussaint... More >>

  • Going Off

    published April 25, 2007

    For a while there, if you wanted to bathe your ears in some truly orgasmic instrumental post-rock, you couldn't do much better than Scotland's... More >>

  • Lifesavas

    published April 25, 2007

    Expectations for Portland's Lifesavas ran high from the start. MCs Vursatyl and Jumbo the Garbageman and DJ Shines comprised the first act to ink... More >>

  • Something Like a Menomena

    published March 7, 2007

    "So ... do I get permission to act like a really moody, temperamental artist now?" asks Menomena's Brent Knopf with one of many happy-go-lucky... More >>

  • Noise Pop Tip Sheet

    published February 21, 2007

    If it seems that indie kids' wallets are slimmer than usual this week, it's because the annual Noise Pop fest is upon us. Now in its 15th year,... More >>

  • Sonic Boom burrows into the inner E.A.R.

    published January 17, 2007

    It's fitting that Helmet recently completed a string of dates opening for Guns N' Roses: Frontman Page Hamilton might be post-hardcore's... More >>

  • The Tao of Twosomes

    published January 10, 2007

    "Kim and I shared a twin bed for three years, but we figured it was time to grow up, so we bought the double bed." As keyboardist Matt Johnson... More >>

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