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1995 Stories by Sia Michel

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Samples

    published December 20, 1995

    On Broadway Despite the dangers of entering an oversaturated jazz club market, Max Young, owner of the Desert Moon and Blue's, and his... More >>

  • Samples

    published December 13, 1995

    Name-Dropping Getting dumped always hurts, but it can't come at a worse time than the holidays. Bakamono knew trouble was brewing right... More >>

  • Samples

    published November 29, 1995

    Desert Oasis The sprawling fortress at the corner of 11th and Folsom has a long history of short-lived incarnations (the Oasis, Club O, 278... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 29, 1995

    Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art (Warner Bros.) In his recent Beach Boys biography, The Nearest Faraway Place,... More >>

  • Samples

    published November 22, 1995

    The Odd Couple Although Black Fag -- a punky, jazzy outfit featuring L.A. drag queen Vaginal Davis and Beck's mom -- was featured in SPIN... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 15, 1995

    The Magnetic Fields Get Lost (Merge) Get Lost is the perfect title for this record, fusing Stephin Merritt's cranky,... More >>

  • Samples

    published November 15, 1995

    Winners' Circle If you were foolish enough to miss the Sixth Annual WAMMIES awards ceremony last night, here's a list of the winners.... More >>

  • Samples

    published October 25, 1995

    Don Cherry, 1936-1995 Adding to a recent slew of early jazz deaths, Bay Area multi- instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Don Cherry died of... More >>

  • Groin Pains

    published October 25, 1995

    Though director Kevin Smith described its script as "136 pages of dick jokes," Clerks is a metaphysical study of youthful alienation. The tale of... More >>

  • Samples

    published October 18, 1995

    Architectural Digest Think drug imagery, violence, and bare booties are the only things that won't fly by MTV censors? According to Mark... More >>

  • Samples

    published October 11, 1995

    R.I.P. The music community lost one of its more enigmatic cult figures when performer Richard McGhee died of cancer last month at his... More >>

  • Samples

    published September 27, 1995

    Raspberry Beret Readers of the Chronicle and the Sunday pink pages may have noticed the absence of a certain byline recently, that of pop... More >>

  • Samples

    published September 20, 1995

    Rocket From the Crypt The recent union of the West Coast's two hoary music sheets -- BAM and the Seattle Rocket -- made barely a peep in... More >>

  • Runaway Train (Part II)

    published September 13, 1995

    As Castro's Street's bars close at 2 a.m., well-dressed young men pour into Rolling Pin Donuts for a quick carb fix before hitting the hay or the... More >>

  • Runaway Train

    published September 13, 1995

    Between bits of his chocolate-covered glazed at Rolling Pin Donuts, a chaos punk is threatening to kill me. I don't tak it personally: He's too... More >>

  • Femme Fatale

    published September 6, 1995

    For proof positive that looks can kill, search no further than Susanne Ofteringer's Nico-Icon. Chronicling the downward spiral of the German... More >>

  • Samples

    published August 23, 1995

    Last Call The 'burbs were like a ghost town last Friday, as alternateens of all stripes flocked to the Shoreline for the annual... More >>

  • Samples

    published August 16, 1995

    Gathering of the Tribe The death of Jerry Garcia received more front-page coverage in this town than anything since, well, the retirement... More >>

  • Samples

    published August 9, 1995

    Barefoot in the Park Last week's Samples item about William "Upski" Wimsatt and his hip-hop polemic Bomb the Suburbs generated more reader... More >>

  • Samples

    published August 2, 1995

    Tour of Duty Not only are the suburbs a symbol of all that is whitewashed in America, they're a "metaphor for anyone who makes a problem... More >>

  • Samples

    published July 26, 1995

    Coup d'Etat New York's Wild Pitch Records, home to hip-hop artists like Oaktown griots the Coup and verbal maestro OC, has dissolved into a... More >>

  • Samples

    published July 19, 1995

    Them's Fightin' Words If you watched any of the Lollapalooza coverage on MTV or E! last week, you may have caught a glimpse of S.F.'s... More >>

  • Smell the Magic

    published July 12, 1995

    It's been punk to be cute ever since the early days of riot grrrl, when movement members appropriated girly-girl styles to spoof and critique... More >>

  • Samples

    published July 5, 1995

    Five-Alarm Crash First a miniriot, now this: Valencia Street was the site of more havoc last Wednesday, when two firetrucks collided and... More >>

  • Fandemonium

    published June 28, 1995

    It's midway through the noon-midnight KISS convention this past June 18, and the "KISSteria" is at a lull. Shaggy-haired rockers amble through the... More >>

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