Tim Mooney, a drummer and producer who played with noted S.F. bands American Music Club and Sun Kil Moon, died Thursday, June 13, according to his family. He was 53.
Mooney played in Bay Area punk bands Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, and Negative Trend before joining S.F.'s American Music Club in the e ... More >>
When local folk-rock outfit Port O'Brien disbanded in 2010 after years of relentless touring, frontman Van Pierszalowski needed to clear his head. So, naturally, he headed to Norway, which promised both the isolation necessary to reboot, and the budding romance necessary to write a batch of compelli ... More >>
The long-running slowcore trio Low -- which has a great reputation for live performances -- played Great American Music Hall last night. It was a beautiful 90-minute set, with all the best songs from the band's latest album C'mon (see below), and a bunch of back-catalog tunes that our f ... More >>
Casiotone for the Painfully AloneDecember 5, 2010
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Better than: Guitartone for the obnoxiously popular.
After more than a decade and a half of satisfying our needs for glitchy synth-pop and lyrical wit, Casiotone for The Painfully Alone commemorated his lucky thirteenth anni ... More >>
Hannah PerssonCasiotone for the Painfully AloneOtoutoBar 3558 p.m.A lot of bands struggle to keep their shit together and eventually part ways, and Owen Ashworth admits that he's found himself feeling a little bit jealous. Specifically about the part where the musicians move on to other projects. ... More >>
Mark KozelekPalace of Fine Arts8 p.m., $30 - $50For San Franciscans who appreciate artisan singer-songwriters dealing in deeply passionate lyrics and timeless melodies, Mark Kozelek is a source of endless civic pride. The local denizen first showed off his talents in the '90s as the captain of sl ... More >>
Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials with nary a wasted note. The ... More >>
Chuck Prophet & Stephanie FinchChuck Prophet & the Mission ExpressStephanie Finch and the Company MenDJ Kelley StoltzGreat American Music Hall9 p.m., $16In a society obsessed with instant gratification, it's gratifying to hear about someone letting something simmer. Local musician Stephan ... More >>
San Francisco's big, annual, club-based indie rock fest, Noise Pop, laid out its initial offerings for the 2010 lineup. Between February 23rd and March 1 of next year, the promoters will host shows by Magnetic Fields, Mark Kozelek, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Four Tet, J ... More >>