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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Why Kraftwerk Make Me Laugh

    Kraftwerk have been a lot of different things to a lot of different listeners. To the '70s American mainstream, the Düsseldorf electronic music pioneers were a novelty group responsible for the unlikely Beach Boys-meets-"Tubular Bells" hit "Autobahn." To David Bowie around the same time, they were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    R.I.P. Levon Helm: The Heartbeat of Americana

    While they never became superstars, the men in The Band cut two of the most influential albums of the '60s -- Music From Pig Pink and The Band. Unlike other groups, The Band eschewed flashy musicianship in favor of a dense, smoky sound that emphasized group dynamics over the talents of individual me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Lady Gaga Should Move to the Bay Area

    Though she was born in New York City, recent news suggests Lady Gaga might be considering a move to the Bay Area. At the end of last month, Gaga was spotted hitting the rounds of fancy restaurants in Sonoma, and (those infallible) British tabloids now claim the 25-year-old pop star is thinking about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    The 12 Worst Rock Album Covers of 2011

    It's common to round up the worst album art at the end of every year, but the ridicule is usually directed at easy targets. Album covers from old, out-of-touch musicians, second-rate rock acts, and popular bands that are already despised by music critics absorb most of the venom, while indie-leaning ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2011
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    September 21, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Pomplamoose Calls the Tune

    No record deal? No CDs? No problem. How Pomplamoose is modifying the music industry.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    The Grammys Are Coming. Here's a Drinking Game to Get You Through Them

    ​Yes, the Grammys are nothing more than a promo summit for what remains of our broken conglomerate record labels of yore. Columbia, EMI, Warner Bros., Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, et al. like to believe they still hold some influence over the masses, and as long as we can sit here comfortably an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Pop Songs

    By Annie ZaleskiPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2008

    Coldplay

    Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 18, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    November 27, 2007
  • Music

    October 10, 2007
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    August 1, 2007

    Worshiping St. Vincent

    Annie Clark is an indie star two decades in the making

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007
  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    Dream Girl

    The making of Malika

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Joyful Reunion

    Sacto heavyweights Kai Kln rise from the ashes

  • Music

    December 20, 2006

    It Was a Year Of ...

    Well, lots of things, actually

  • Music

    January 18, 2006

    Q&Atcha

    Talking shop with frontman Colin Meloy, of the newly signed major-label hopefuls the Decemberists

  • Music

    August 17, 2005

    Exile in Mainstream

    Can the songwriter's follow-up to the disastrous Liz Phair reconcile her altrock past with her pop-rock present?

  • Film

    October 6, 2004

    The Anton Newcombe Massacre

    An underground band self-destructs in the hands of its damaged leader

  • Music

    April 7, 2004

    The Peels Sessions

    They're San Francisco's hottest garage band -- in Los Angeles, anyway. Will their hometown give them the respect they deserve?

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Chingy

    Jackpot

  • Music

    May 21, 2003

    Accidental Tourists

    Is the Music the next big thing or just a bunch of very lucky guys?

  • Music

    May 15, 2002

    Hear This

    Buck Owens displays the West Coast sound that brought the rock generation into the honky-tonk fold

  • Music

    July 18, 2001

    The Path Less Traveled

    Singer/songwriter Jason Morphew's road to San Francisco -- and success -- takes some odd turns

  • Music

    May 2, 2001

    A Matter of Degrees

    Local label Six Degrees weathers the storm of success

  • Music

    March 1, 2000

    Hear This

    Etienne de Rocher

  • Music

    January 5, 2000

    Sheer Ambition

    With SeeThru Broadcasting, Dave Sardy and Kevin Wortis envision a new kind of indie label: one that's passionate about music and well-financed

  • News

    May 26, 1999

    The Red Menace

    Bad music. Bad press. Bad hair. Sammy Hagar's heard the insults. But for the Bay Area's Red Rocker, the best revenge is living well.

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Bluesman's Blues

    Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.

  • Music

    March 3, 1999
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    December 9, 1998

    Selling His Soul

    The traveling salesman is the symbolic star of Vic Chesnutt's sixth and sexiest album

  • Music

    November 18, 1998
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    May 20, 1998
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    April 1, 1998
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    March 18, 1998

    Walk on the Mild Side

    One East Bay Christian rock purveyor's battle for integrity

  • Music

    December 3, 1997

    The Lonesome Death (and Life) of Souled American

    Dank, dark, and sad with Chicago's weird country band

  • Music

    September 25, 1996
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    September 18, 1996
  • Calendar

    July 10, 1996
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    May 29, 1996

    Pleasure of the Andes

    The return of Yma Sumac

  • Music

    January 3, 1996

    The Book of Lists

    SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995

  • News

    May 24, 1995

    Mal on the Street

    Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art

  • News

    April 5, 1995
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    March 22, 1995

    Heroes,Villains,Obsessions

    The upcoming release of the Beach Boys' legendary "Smile"session ends super-fan Domenic Priore's Journey to the past

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