A deep collective sigh could be heard from the world's indie music fans last year when LCD Soundsystem announced its breakup. The decision left many wondering where members like James Murphy, Nancy Whang, and Pat Mahoney were going to take their careers next. While some joined bands such as !!!, oth ... More >>
Thrillhouse Records, a small, volunteer-run record store on Mission Street specializing in punk and hardcore, lost nearly $1,000 in cash and inventory in a burglary last week, according to its owner, Fred Schrunk.
But Schrunk, who is also an employee of Amoeba Music, was able to recover some of the ... More >>
Harry Duncan has filled a lot of roles in his 61 years: Independent producer of black music for Bill Graham Presents; manager of artists like the Meters and Ornette Coleman, to name just a couple; original talent buyer at Slim's; and, currently, a consultant at Bimbo's 365 Club.
Just a year ago, y ... More >>
Let's get this out of the way right from the off: DJ Shadow's fourth solo studio album, The Less You Know The Better, won't finally stop long-time fans from requesting that he makes a true sequel to 1996's Endtroducing. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. (I usually don't have the patience to l ... More >>
We use our newest gadgets to buy some of our lowest-tech gear.
A colleague today raised this question: Is it ironic, or weird, or even funny, to buy vinyl -- analog music -- online?
The issue was prompted by the news of Vinyl Dreams, a new online-only record store started by Michelangelo Bat ... More >>
Richard HaickFlogging Molly at Amoeba Music in S.F. yesterday
Amoeba Music, San Francisco
June 2, 2011
We all know how much those free early evening/late afternoon shows at Amoeba rule. And yesterday, the Irish folk-punk dynamo known as Flogging Molly took to that small blue s ... More >>
Got it (happy sigh).At about 1:30 p.m. today, after 40 minutes of waiting on Mission Street, we were handed a copy of Radiohead's much-ballyhooed newspaper, The Universal Sigh. It's 12 pages, with color on the front, back, and middle. It contains a lot of first-person writing, some Radiohead lyri ... More >>
Jenna Riot plays El Rio this FridayLet's get cultured, San Francisco. Put on your leopard-skin pill-box hat and paint the town red. But before you brave those cruel streets, check our list of cheap things to do this weekend for less than the cost of a quality whiskey sour. Here are ten things fo ... More >>
From this week's issue of SF Weekly:
Some San Franciscans make a Mission burrito run as soon as they return to town. Rapper and producer Richie Cunning just takes a deep breath and says, "Oh, thank God." He loves the city's air enough to give it a shout-out on his debut LP, Night Train, a record ... More >>
The Virgin megastore died? Drag.
The plaintive statements from city officials when the Virgin megastore announced it was closing shop seemed slightly un-San Francisco. Isn't this the city that hates big box stores with such a vengeance that they're blocked from taking root by anti-corporate ... More >>