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Blur (Band)

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    5 Dreamy, Lady-Fronted Bands From the '90s That Should Reform

    Yesterday, our inner teenage selves swooned at the news that Mazzy Star is going to be releasing new material for the first time in 17 years. The band's fourth full-length, Seasons of Your Day, will be out September 24. But, as excited as we are about it, we couldn't help but reminisce about all tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Virgil's Sea Room Washes Ashore in the Mission

    If you like your cocktails strong and named for quirky San Franciscans, Virgil's Sea Room is the place for you. It even has that New Bar Smell. Replacing the former Nap's III, and adjacent to El Rio, it's a place where you can drink a Warren Hellman, a Vicki Marlane or a Frank Chu. (The Warren Hell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Bay Area DJs Battle It Out at the Red Bull Thre3style Contest, 1/24/13

    The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Blur Hates America: Damon Albarn's Five Biggest Lyrical Digs at U.S. Culture

    Today, Blur frontman Damon Albarn concerns himself with 16th-century alchemists, playing music in the aisles of speeding commuter trains, and how obnoxious those 2012 Olympic bed linen sets and pictogram aprons truly are. We here in the States know what it's like to be the center of Albarn's unwave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Radio Rewrite: How Radiohead Caught Steve Reich's Ear and Vice Versa

    Maybe you've heard about Radio Rewrite? It's the next orchestral piece by Steve Reich and is due to premiere in London next March. With Radio Rewrite, Reich hopes to remake two Radiohead songs. Which begs the perfectly fair question: what makes Reich any different from your housemate's shitty band? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Former Elastica Singer Justine Frischmann Is Now a Painter Living in Marin

    Remember Elastica? It was a '90s Britpop band that lacked some of the arrogance of Blur and, uh, well, all of the arrogance of Oasis, and maybe its tunes didn't quite have the working-class angst and hyperliterate despair of Pulp. But Elastica wrote some great, memorable songs and got lots of attent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Live Review, 4/17/12: Pulp Makes the Class War Sexy at the Warfield

    Pulp 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    The Six Greatest Britpop Songs You Don't Remember

    Damon Albarn this week told Britain's NME that Blur has been practicing and recording together again. The band's guitarist, Graham Coxon, told the magazine the same thing back in February. C'mon fellas! You've gotta have something for us by now! That's almost a whole year of pointless pottering abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    The Top 10 Hottest Women in Grunge

    Sure, the grunge era produced its fair share of long-haired, flannel-loving, Converse-wearing male beefcake. But early '90s rock also made famous a bunch of strong-minded, talented -- and really, really sexy -- female rockers. As Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this week, and Pearl Jam celebrates two d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top 6 Movie Parodies in Music Videos (Thanks, Foo Fighters)

    Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a mini-rampage (against mostly immigrants) in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie was extraordinarily silly on a number of levels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Help Out Cardiacs Singer Tim Smith at a Benefit Show This Sunday

    Cardiacs, with Tim Smith in front​ You will not find many kind words in big-time music mags about Cardiacs. Since its founding in 1979, this British prog-punk outfit has built a feverish, cult-like fanbase while provoking revile and scorn from most critics (and some listeners as well). The ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    BarBack Olympics Makes Drinking a Legitimate Sport. Finally

    BerDerp™Ice relay course form the 2008 BarBack Olympics at 111 Minna.​On Sunday, 20 of the San Francisco Bay Area's best barbacks take center stage at Mezzanine in a series of challenges designed to replicate being deep in the weeds at the bar: bottle relay, ice bucket race, beer restocking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Saturday Night: Gorillaz Drag Out De La Soul, Bobby Womack, Little Dragon, and More for a Cartoonishly Fun Halloween

    Calibree Photography​GorillazN*E*R*DOctober 30, 2010Oracle ArenaBetter than: Vomiting up a one-eyed octopus; also, seeing Gorillaz on not-Halloween.What are you supposed to look at during a Gorillaz performance? Do you look at the band onstage, where a  group of humans -- including Damon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Hay, ELO Cellist Mike Edwards, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

    Maybe you've seen the mildly NSFW video making the rounds these days of an extremely methodical farmer turning himself into a bale of hay and then capering about like the box of milk in that Blur video. Well, it just got a little less funny.Mike Edwards, sometime cellist for the symphonic rock lumin ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    The Happiest Hours

    We do the legwork to find you 30 of the most satisfying places to sip and snack.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    What Song Should Be the Giants' Late-Inning Theme? Your Input Is Requested.

    ​Yesterday, the Chronicle's Henry Schulman penned a truly entertaining article about how former Journey frontman Steve Perry is peeved because the Dodgers play "Don't Stop Believin'" when the team needs a rally in the bottom of the ninth -- and Perry is a Giants fan. Any article in which Perry utt ... More >>

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