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 >>
Romana MachadoAva Mendoza Mira Billotte, Dominique Leone, 3 Leafs, Ava Mendoza, Moe StaianoMarch 12, 2011@ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze HutBetter than: The hallucination you were having last Saturday night.
Hear tell they're giving seminars this year at SXSW trying to pinpoint the hour of ... More >>
21 Grand, the downtown Oakland nonprofit all-ages venue and art space, is struggling to survive. In August, city officials decided that the space was violating the city's cabaret license laws, forcing 21 Grand to cancel much of its fall schedule of shows.The cancellations leave primary manager Da ... More >>
Like many of San Francisco's best acts, Maus Haus is tough to pin down stylistically. The group's idiosyncratic lyrics are matched with orchestral electronic arrangements reminiscent of Krautrock, Bollywood soundtracks, and Brian Eno's best work. The group's upcoming release, Sea-Sides, like its ... More >>