Dave Fridmann

  • Music

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Aerosmith's Music from Another Dimension!: A First Listen

    It's gonna suck. But contrary to popular belief, Aerosmith is new to sucking. At its best -- "Cryin'," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Dream On," "Love in an Elevator" -- American rock has never been better, bawdier, or more maximal. Aerosmith is like if New York Dolls grew up on Thriller (or helped invent it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Wild Flag's Self-Titled Debut: A First Listen

    ​ I don't know why I've been dreading this Wild Flag album exactly. Sleater-Kinney is one of my three favorite bands (the other two are Sonic Youth and the Dismemberment Plan, in case you're wondering), and as such I should trust Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss harder to carry a band that al ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2009

    Black Moth Super Rainbow

    Eating Us (Graveface Records)

  • Music

    May 7, 2008

    Tapes 'n Tapes

    Walk It Off (XL)

  • Music Awards

    October 19, 2005

    Award Show Performers

    SF Weekly Music Awards

  • Music

    June 1, 2005

    Into the Woods

    How the riot grrrls of Sleater-Kinney punk'd Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix

  • Music

    April 20, 2005

    The Planet Mercury

    Fast approaching its sweet 16, college-rock stalwart Mercury Rev is as vital as ever, whether you're paying attention or not

  • Music

    January 26, 2005


    The Great Destroyer

  • Music

    June 18, 2003

    Of Noise and Nuance

    Glasgow's Mogwai delivers Happy Songs for Happy People and still manages to be the loudest band on Earth

  • Music

    April 5, 2000

    Creeping Toward Bethlehem

    A major label recording contract. Big-name producers. Lazy nights in the Jacuzzi. San Francisco's Creeper Lagoon has got it made, right? Not exactly.

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