Primary Colours (XL)
s/t EP (Fat Cat)
Playing detective with the Rakes
The Walkmen struggle for release
With its somber sophomore record, Elefant shows its sleight of hand
Could Early Man, a quartet from hip NYC signed to Matador Records, be the savior of real-deal metal?
With Love and Squalor
A grown-up indie-pop band emerges with a stunning sophomore album
The Hold Steady's version of classic rock is full of sex, drugs, and Jesus
The much-hyped Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the phenomenon of the indie band as small business
You and me and the Bravery, sitting around, full of it
Kasabian has its sights set on becoming the coolest -- and most stereotypical -- Britrock band around
What does an androgynous New York City cabaret singer have in common with the burgeoning freak-folk movement?
Moving Units have a knack for moving your unit; Silver Sunshine sounds as bright as its name
Radio 4's politically charged dance-punk; A Flock of Goo Goo's punk'd '80s pop; Kaki King's six-string sting
Behold! A handful of bands to keep an eye on in the coming year
Couture, Couture, Couture
What's the best way to corrupt your sheltered friends? Take them to Arrow Bar, of course.
A dark year for America resulted in a great year for music
The Beauty Bar thinks it's cool, which is exactly why it isn't
A dozen local musicians find a silver lining in the election results. Seriously.
Fashionable retro rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.
The Killers aren't reinventing the rock wheel, but they are repopulating the dance floor
A couple of former punks score a bull's-eye with Poison Arrows, their punk-inspired non-punk debut
Tony Espinoza poured his dot-com millions into the fanciest music studio in town. With balls like that, who needs street cred?
The French Kicks refashion the sound of Brooklyn on their innovative new album
Marooned on a desert island? Better hope it's not alongside U.K. punks Kaito.
Highlights of the SF Weekly.
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