Shot on grainy Super-8, in what appears to be the industrial flats of Oakland and, later, some dilapidated agricultural building, Exray's new video might at first seem like another indie spin through nostalgialand. But actually it's far weirder: There's a robot -- or maybe it's some mechanical creat ... More >>
"A country road. A tree. Evening." So go the opening stage directions of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, one of the most important plays of the 20th century. But if the set description seems minimal, Tides Theatre's interpretation of them is anything but.
"It's almost like you can see the tr ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Exray's self-titled debut album.
Behind the buzz: These guys might well feel done out of their due-and-proper at last Friday night's Noise Pop gig at the Bottom of the Hill. Various sonic impedimenta marred what sounded to me like very promising material, so it see ... More >>
Romana MachadoBattlehooch at Bottom of the Hill Friday night.Battlehooch
The Downer Party
Friday, February 25, 2011
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Ice-skating down Lombard Street.
Word from various authoritative sources assured me this all-ages show would be a rowdy stain ... More >>
Exray's reppin' SFO.Jon Bernson puts it pretty plainly (and enthusiastically) when discussing the emerging lo-fi scene in the Mission: "There's a real collaborative spirit!"
In case you haven't heard, a new crop of bands in the neighborhood is getting weird. One of them is Bernson's Exray's, a ... More >>
Jason KickSo what do Jason Kick and Jon Bernson do when they're not playing in local synth-mischiefs Maus Haus and The Social Network-soundtrackers Exray's, respectively? Among other things, they have project called Videos, whose debut MP3 we are pleased to present to you. Rumor has it ... More >>
Man, San Francisco is so strong on the indie music front these days. And that's not just empty cheerleading. Our pop bands (Girls, The Dodos) are getting prime festival slots and lots of press love, while experimental psych-garage act Sic Alps has been asked by industry heavies (Sonic Youth and Y ... More >>