Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Better than: Dining on pink slime.
There is always an air of uncertainty before an Ariel Pink concert. Throughout his career the enigmatic Beverly Hills native has been known to have meltdowns on stage, throw fits at sound men, or just ... More >>
Hey, guess what: The Myonics don't give a fuck about you! But you should maybe give a fuck, or at least two minutes and nine seconds, about them. The Myonics, by the way, are a thoroughly weird San Francisco rock band. They just released their first-ever video, for a comically poppy and slightly dam ... More >>
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Warfield, San Francisco
So, last night, on the 29th anniversary of the release of their first record, svelte glammy/chatty Britpop heroes Pulp stormed the Warfield, where they played the shit out of their best singles and album tracks, stuck around for two encores a ... More >>
The Recording AcademyRemember when Steve Stoute took out that full-page ad in the New York Times after the Grammys a couple of weeks ago? Well the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences was listening, as it's issued a public statement, co-signed by Stoute, promising to change its bo ... More >>
How to Dress Well at Cafe Du Nord Saturday night.How To Dress Well
February 26, 2011
@ Cafe Du Nord
Better than: That super-emo playlist you made after a bad break-up.
Unlike many of the other acts at this year's Noise Pop festival, How To Dress Well, a.k.a. ... More >>
Yesterday, we offered our own take on Pitchfork's list of the best albums of 2010 -- or at least the parts of it that had been revealed so far. Today, with the web site's top 20 albums made public, we offer 10 more sentences of agreement, disagreement, and generally glib mischief. Our own list of ... More >>
StrainReview.comLike a little Super Silver Haze with your Gary War?Listen to this while high: "Hollow Futures" by Gary War, off 14tracks.com's Sacred Bones imprint.
Behind the buzz: New Yorker Gary War is a sometime Ariel Pink collaborator whose new LP bears the self-explanatory title Reality P ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiIn the print section this week, Dan Weiss finds out why Ariel Pink is happy to discuss his personal finances but not his personal life, and discovers the dude has a penchant for saying too much. Meanwhile, David MacFadden-Elliott talks to longtime Paul McCartney Band ... More >>
Since before 2007, Sugar & Gold has remained one of my all-time favorite bands in San Francisco. Not only does the funky quintet know how to write and perform amazing dance grooves and unforgettable pop hooks, but within everything they do lies an inherent sense of fun and devil-may-care att ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti returns with another 5-songs-within-one new single. The tune, "Round and Round" could be titled for the vocal harmonies the Graffiti crew brings, their voices lifted in rounds on airy synth melodies. This is vintage Ariel Pink, with an AM radio pop softness undercut ... More >>
Neon Indian @ Rickshaw Stop Mapping out a universe of spongy synth leads and canned beats, Texas tinkerer Alan Palomo has managed an offbeat triumph in Psychic Chasms, the debut of Neon Indian, his one-man project. The album, which features such casually sung gems as "Terminally Chill" and "Ephem ... More >>
Josh WildmanGang Gang Dance likes treesI've been to lots of great (((folkYEAH!))) events over the years, but this one--just announced--for Saturday, August 29 is pretty much the sweetest lineup they've had yet. For one night the indie promoter is teaming with Kemado Records to host "In the Pines," f ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cryptacize, The Passionistas March 17, 2009Bottom of the HillReview By Nicholas GitomerBetter than: Getting pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day.
When it comes to Ariel Pink, or more properly, Ariel Pink's Haunted
Graffiti, it seems some people hate his ... More >>