Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, Thursday, Dec, 6 Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's yelping on Grand Ole Party's stomping blues-punk already cemented her as an indie rock lifer (and worthy Beth Ditto successor). But with Dum Dum Girls, Gundred ushered back into the fold girl-group pop that would pave the way ... More >>
Hiya SwanhuyserThe Slits' Ari Up at Bottom of the Hill last year.Ari Up is gone. The lead singer of the Slits was an energetic, hairy, opinionated, foulmouthed, genuine weirdo, the kind you never ever see in the public eye anymore. Think of an internationally famous all-woman punk/dub/wtf band, i ... More >>
Grant CornettEfterklangBuke & GassSilian RailBottom of the Hill9 p.m., $12Buke & Gass aren't kids' puppets, a slapstick comedy duo, or alternate slang terms for bodily functions. The words "buke" and "gass" refer to instruments -- a baritone ukulele and a guitar-bass hybrid, respectively ... More >>
Hiya SwanhuyserThe Slit's Ari-Up: Beth Ditto's a fanSF Weekly's Hiya Swanhuyser hit last night's Slits show at Bottom of the Hill, only to inform us this morning that there was a celeb in the crowd. The groundbreaking female act from the early days of punk has had an impact on another groundbreak ... More >>
Joseph SchellGossip October 25, 2009 Regency BallroomBy Rossiter Drake Better Than: Staying home to watch Dexter and Mad Men. But be sure to DVR them. "We started a band 'cause we were bored. Our mission is to make you dance, and if you're not gonna dance, just stay at home and listen to the old ... More >>
Punk's past rears its pretty head
The Gossip's bluesy clatter moves from small-town whisper to big-time scream
Stinky's Peep Show Four-Year Anniversary; The Gossip; "Live From the 215"