It's not hard to imagine the dark house sounds of DJ/producer Curses serving as the soundtrack to a haunted mansion dance party. With melodies reminiscent of Tangerine Dream mixed with '90s Chicago house, Curses is the alter ego of Trouble and Bass founder Drop the Lime. While his first release as C ... More >>
Scratch Acid's David Yow at the Fillmore last night. Scratch Acid Thee Oh Sees Dec. 14th, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: The "Rowdy" Rodd Piper fight scene in John Carpenter's They Live. Last night, Scratch Acid's frontman, David Yow, took the stage at the Fillmore and immediately informed ... More >>
Michael WeintrobPan-American postskronkjazzcore supergroup Garage A Trois's new album is a stone-cold killer: It'll lure you in with sultry saxophone wails and vibraphone licks, root you to the spot with a lurching organ drone here and a cop-drama suspense motif there, and finally ... More >>
After touring for the past month and making a name for themselves at SXSW, Birds & Batteries have returned home. Hard to categorize, their music has been called alt-country garage, fuzzy synth psych, or electronic pop, and with their latest EP, Up To No Good, they continue to defy genre. Self ... More >>
Altair Nouveau is a bit of a nomad and a vagabond. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, producer Brandon Mitchell only came down to stay in San Francisco for a small time before recently deciding to pick up and move on to New York. He's made his mark, however, playing tasteful, classic DJ sets thr ... More >>
Here at SF Weekly, we place a high value on San Francisco's humble DJ tastemakers. But we also place high honors on music geeks whose sense of humor (and Jay McInerney appreciation) is as evident as their vinyl instinct. All this makes post-punk/disco/no wave/krautrock/etc/etc/etc DJ Tristes Tropiqu ... More >>
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