Those piles of aggravating hula-hoopers in Dolores Park every weekend are proof positive that childhood activities can be major stress relievers for grown-ups. A much less annoying way to indulge your inner kid is simple and equally as easy to do in the park -- coloring. Adult coloring books are on ... More >>
Body/Head, Horsebladder, Burmese @ Rickshaw Stop Jason Lytle @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 // Noise Pop Festival Opening Night Better than: The ambient soundtrack at your local Guitar Center. Noise Pop 2013 kicked off last night with something relatively rare for the 21-year ... More >>
Ladies: Have you ever wanted to own a piece of clothing formerly worn by Sonic Youth bassist, style queen, and art-punk figurehead Kim Gordon? Here's your chance: For the week or so, Mercy Vintage Now, a boutique on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, will be selling 146 pieces of designer and vintage clot ... More >>
As frontwoman Greer McGettrick points out, it's easy to pigeonhole The Mallard as a new tenant of San Francisco's flag-bearing garage rock scene -- but the band's uneasy, ramshackle approach is fraught with a brooding tension that defies the genre's trappings. The evidence lies on the Mallard's Cast ... More >>
Forget about the cat — Best Coast's gorgeous second album is much more interesting.
Since Monday, media everywhere has been agog at the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of just 72 days are getting divorced. If you ask us, that union was doomed from the get-go. Anyone who watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians knows that those two barely even knew each other (Not that we wa ... More >>
Between Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and now Ben Folds covering "Sleazy" by (our guilty pleasure du jour) Ke$ha, we felt it was only appropriate this week, that we compile some other unexpected covers. Here are six of the weirdest we can think of. 6. Sonic Youth do ... More >>
This past weekend, with the release of The Social Network movie, Justin Timberlake proved to the world, yet again, that he is just as good at acting as he is at making really high-pitched noises, moving his body in a rhythmic manner and cultivating enough curly hair to restock Cher's wig closet. If ... More >>
Why Malkmus and Co. still need their seminal band
Gretchen RobinetteSonic Youth, Sic AlpsThe FillmoreSunday, Jan. 10, 2010Better than: Retaining your hearing. The cumulus cloud of pot smoke may have been hanging pretty thick over The Fillmore last night, but being stoned wasn't a requirement to enjoy Sonic Youth's third stop in San Francisco i ... More >>
Richard Haick Photography Sonic Youth Monday, August 3rd The IndependentBetter Than: The Year Punk BrokeBy Brian Moss Perhaps the quintessential indie rock band, for nearly three decades Sonic Youth has been demolishing genre conventions and redefining the sound of subculture. The band's pro ... More >>
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“…After Gordon jumped into the crowd to dance out the end of "Eliminator Jr.," Moore greeted her with a huge, aw-shucks smile, as if after all these years she could still surprise him. …” By Dan Strachota
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So why does she keep acting like a princess?