[Editor's note: As you've probably heard, massive So-Cal music festival Coachella is going on its first cruise this winter, featuring Pulp, James Murphy, and Sleigh Bells, among other acts. Liz Tracy, music editor of our sister paper in Broward County, Fl., is aboard the S.S. Coachella , so we'll be ... More >>
6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with ... More >>
Yeasayer Daughn Gibson Sept. 1, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Seeing Animal Collective (seriously -- deal with it). If you (like I) missed the memo, Yeasayer has apparently become a divisive act. After 2010's Odd Blood brought the experimental Brooklynites widespread acclaim, last month's ... More >>
Joseph SchellChris Keating of YeasayerYeasayer Smith Westerns May 26, 2011 @ The Fillmore Better Than: Every other afternoon set at the Pitchfork Music Festival Indie rock bands like Yeasayer are a dime a dozen on the modern touring circuit. Feel like augmenting the typical guitar, bass and ... More >>
Simian Mobile Disco November 27, 2009 Mezzanine Better Than: "Stronger" by Kanye West, or Daft Punk's original for that matter Simian Mobile Disco unpacked its particular brand of electronic fugue Friday at Mezzanine. The British duo of James Ford and Jas Shaw programmed an arrangement of accum ... More >>
We respond to the latest ruling in the Guardian's lawsuit against us.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 8 p.m. at the SF Weekly Warfield